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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)

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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
     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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