Hurley, R. V.; Clark, J. W.; Blodau, Violet V. / County and home agents' report--1942 [Dane County, Wisconsin]
Dairy herd improvement, p. 9 PDF (298.8 KB)
DAIRY Ad Iewum 1942 Breederel Program of Work The county agentls office cooperated with the Dane County Holstein and Guernsey Breeders' Associations in carrying out the following program of work in 1942, 1. Promotion of calf club work. Breeders furnished 36 registered bull calves to 4-H and P.T.A. members. Said calves were oared for by club member for 8 months, exhibited at the Dane County Junior Pair and sold at public auction. Breeder and club member shared 50-50 in net proceeds of sale. (complete explanat- ion given below). 2, Two hundred and thirty six animals were exhibited at the Dane County Junior Pair and 22 animais exhibited at the junior state fair. - Better Herd Sire Campaign - The 4-H and FP.A. Bull Calf Project Twenty five interested and progressive breeders of registered Holstein and Guernsey cattle in Dane County again sponsored the bull calf project in 1942. The 36 bulls in this project were sold at a cooperative sale at Stoughton, Saturday, November 9, for a total of $5,362.50, or an average of $149.00 each. The breeder and the 4-H and P.T.A. boys shared equally in the net proceeds of this sale. The county agentls office has been very glad to cooperate with the breeders in this project for three main reasons: 1. It provides a practical plan for getting better sires into the dairy herds in this county. Each year several of the fathers of these boys have bought the bull which his son had in this project to head his herd of dairy cattle. 2. It provides a profitable project for our 4-H and P.T.A. boys - thus interesting them in the farm and good livestock. 3. It promotes the breeding and sale of better dairy cattle. The growth of this project is shown in the following figures. Year Number of Bulls Total Sale Average Price 1940 19 $1,472.50 $ 77.50 1941 31 4,003.00 129.00 1942 36 5,362.50 149.00 The Dane County breeders of registered dairy cattle plan to continue this project in 1943.
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