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Wisconsin Dairymen's Association / Thirty-first annual report of the Wisconsin Dairymen's Association : held at Fond du Lac, Wis., February 11, 12 and 13, 1903. Report of the proceedings, annual address of the president, and interesting essays and discussions relating to the dairy interests
(1903)

Hill, Charles L.
Dairy bulls,   pp. 125-132 PDF (1.8 MB)


Jacobs, E. C.
[Remarks],   pp. 132-139 PDF (1.9 MB)


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dairymen and breeder. 
You will at this point want to come back to the first question 
and desire to know what results you cau expect by the use of a 
pure bred bull in your herd. 
If vou select a bull who has a long line of female anesstors 
that were better cows than those you expect to breed him to you 
may be almost sure that he will work a marked improvement in 
. ~~your herd. 
Just how much no one can say, for two full broters will often, 
when equally as good individually,-prve very different as sires 
Mr. Cogswell, the owner of Exile, speaks of a ease of this kind, 
and the two trotters, Patron and Patronage, was a mreked case 
of this kind. 
I can remember of hearing the critics pooh at Patronage and 
say he was only used because his brother was so great a trotter. 
Of course, Patron had the beat chance in the stud, but Patron- 
age sired Alix, the queen of the turf. 
You can ask any of our most successful dairymen in what one 
thing more than any other lies their success, and they will tell 
you: "The continued use of the best pure bred dairy sires I 
could find." 
Threfore, in the words of the revered Hiram Smith, 'TuY a 
bull." 
DISCUSSION. 
Mr. Jacobs: Is it a question that is quite right to leave to a 
man's fancy, just what breed he should selectt While I do not 
wish to start a breed row, wouldn't it be a better rule to take a 
breed that is better adapted to a man's business rather than d~e- 
pend on his fancy t 
Mr. Hill: Certainly. Perhaps that was Rot putting it quite 
right, that he should -leave it ta him fnenv but nfrn. a -  lidU 
thought, that will be his fancer.  He will have decided with 


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