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The banker-farmer news bulletin
(1920-1924)

Humphrey, George C.
The Banker-farmer news bulletin. Bulletin no. 15: community organization and effort for dairy cattle production PDF (1.1 MB)



    WISCONSIN COMMUNITY ACCOMPLISHMENTS.
    Wisconsin, by virtue of her numerous dairy cattle communities, is the
leading dairy state of the Union.
    Through the organized efforts on the part of many of her communities
ins
supporting cheese factories, Wisconsin produces over 60 per cent of the nation's-
cheese.
    Barron County, by means of a united and cooperative actien, has the
largest cooperative creamery in the world, with an output of over 902 tons
of
butter, amounting to $1,056,279.88 in receipts for the year 1920. This county
was the first in the world to have all of its cattle tested for tuberculosis,
and,
furthermore, has the largest county Holstein organization in Wisconsin.
    Waukesha County, the first county to organize a community breeders'
Association, is known as the "Guernsey Capital of America". At
the National
Dairy Show of 1920, its Ayrshire, Holstein and Guernsey show herds captured.
five grand championship prizes.
    Waupaca County, through the united efforts of her dairy cattle interests,
has secured a well qualified veterinarian, approved by state and federal
author-
ities, who will devote all of his time to increasing the present large number
of accredited tuberculosis-free herds in that county.
    Twelve counties assembled and exhibited 18 county show herds of dairy
cattle at several of the leading fairs of the state during the season just
past,
which has been a great incentive for breeding and developing dairy cattle
of
superior type and quality within their borders.
    There are 103 communities in the state that maintain active cow testing
associations at the present time. This form of united effort cannot be urged
too strongly. Of the 103 associations, 45 are reported to be 100 per cent
free
from scrub bulls. Only 6.1 per cent of all cow testing association members
use grade or scrub bulls.  - .
     The respective communities about Appleton, Ashland, Cumberland, In-
 dependence, Loyal and North Lake are putting forth a united effort to select
 and use a class of bulls that will be of the most approved type and character
 for producing herds of uniform and most excellent quality.
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                     Andrew Mibalik's herd. "Imp Sailor Girl of Hawthorne"
in foreground.
                  Glorilana's King Masher, 27645, a community sire owned
by the Chequainegon
              Guernsey Association of Ashland and Bayfleld Counties, io used
on this herd, which
              requires a sire of proved excellence to insure the reproduction
of its present high
I',           quality.  Ive cows in this herd are on official test.
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