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Annual report: county agricultural committee, Winnebago County: November 1, 1939 to October 31, 1940

Dairy program,   pp. 5-9 PDF (1.4 MB)


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                         BREED PROMOTION
          Many parts of the dairy program are general and apply to
all breeds alike although there are certain factors which each breed
is called upon to initiate and promote. Both the Guernsey and
Holstein breeds have formed strong organizations to carry on the
activities of their own breed.
          The Guernsey breeders association has an annual meeting
each winter in the form of a banquet and at that time lay out for
themselves a definite program of work. It als plays a definite part
in the promotion of cow testing association work and bull ring work.
One of our Bull Testing Pssociations is a Guernsey ring.
          The feature of this year's Guernsey program in the county
was a conducted tour.  The tour included three herds in Milwaukee,
Oaaukee, and Waukesha County as well as a visit to the marketing
headquarters of the Golden Guernsey Cooperative in Milwaukbo..
Fourteen County Guernsey Breeders joined the State Guernsey Breeders
association this year. The Guernsey Breeders held the first county
all-Guernsey Bull Sale at which time ten Guernsey bulls were sold
for an average of 478.75.  Top bull sold for $105.
          A Guernsey cow from Winnebago County was selected as one
of the four best brood cows of her breed in Wisconsin and exhibited
at the State Fair in the eOhibit "Stars of the Milky Way".
          The county Holstein Association also has a strong
association and included in its year's program of work were these
events --
   1. Annual meeting and banquet
   2. Promoted the classification of five Holstein herds in the
      county by the official classifying committee of the National
      Holstein Friesian Association.
   3. Held a sunrrier picnic.
   4. Conducted a school for county breeders on the classification
      of cattle as carried out by National Association Classifiers.
   5. Eleven breeders joined the state and National Holstein
      Association.
   6. Maintained two bull testing associa tions.
   7. A Holstein cow from Winnebago County was selected as one
      of the four best brood cows of her breed in Wisconsin and
      exhibited at the State Fair in the exhibit "Stars of the
      Milky Way".
          Although no Ayrshire Breeders Association is maintained
the highest of honors came to a Winnebago County Ayrshire cow,   She
was chosen as one of the four outstanding Ayrshire brood cows in
Wisconsin and taken to the State Fair and exhibited with the "Stars
of the Milky Vlay". While at the State Fair, this cow was
designated as Wisconsin's "Gold Star Ayrshire" which means that
this great Winnebago County Ayrshire is the greatest Ayrshire in
Wisconsin.
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