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Southern Wisconsin Cheesemakers' and Dairymen's Association / Proceedings of the ninth annual meeting of the Southern Wisconsin Cheesemakers' and Dairymen's Association held at Monroe, Wisconsin, Thursday and Friday, March 11 and 12, 1909
(1909)

Tschudy, Fred
Difference in cost in rearing a full-blooded dairy cow compared with that of a common cow,   pp. 58-60 PDF (470.2 KB)


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58            NINTH ANNUAL CONVENTION.
Difference in Cost in rearing a Full-Blooded
Dairy Cow compared with that of
a Common Cow.
Fred Tschudy, Monroe, Wis.
Mr. President and Friends of the Convention:
The subject assigned to me is. "The difference in the
cost of raising a full blood dairy cow against a common
cow". It seems to me this subject is closely connected
with which is the most profitable a pure bred dairv cow
or a common cow. I max perhaps talk on the one as much
as the other. When it comes to the cost of merely raising
a full blood dairy cow and a common cow you can make
the cost in each case be very much the same or very different
just as you choose. When raised there will be seen to be
quite a difference in the amount and quality of milk and
butter produced by the cowv that has had ancestors for
generations back of her noted for milk and butter against
the amount and quality of that produced by the cow which
cannot be traced to any kind of breed.
Many farmers and dairymen have made a great mistake
in the past years in btrrug inany of their cows. Cows
which we buy seldom prove what we would like to have
them. I notice the last 4 or 5 years that more of the
farmers are beginning to raise the heifer calves from their
best cows, showing that it will pay them to raise their cows.
Another mistake a good many farmers and dairymen make
is in the selection of the sires for their herds. I know


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