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Southern Wisconsin Cheesemakers' and Dairymen's Association / Proceedings of the eleventh annual meeting of the Southern Wisconsin Cheesemakers' and Dairymen's Association held at Monroe, Wisconsin, Friday and Saturday, January 20 and 21, 1911
(1911)

Searles, H. C.
Advantages of a cow testing association,   pp. 40-42


Page 40


EI.EVFNTH ANNUAL. CONXVENTION.
ADVANTAGES OF A COW TESTING
ASSOCIATION.
H. C. Searles, Fond du Lac, Wis., Originator of
Cow Testing Association with the Wisconsin
Dairymen's Association.
The1 su1)ject of cooperative cow testing- associations of
which I wish to explain the vallue is a veTN Iimportant factor
in the (lairv busi ness. It enlightens the dairymen as to the
various leaks in dlairving. also points out poor cows an(d
many times finls(1 the poor dlairrviien. of which our country
is full.
I do not wish to discotura~ge dairyminen bly speaking frankly
on1 this subject, but I believe the majoritv will hear me out
in this statement. The reason so manl herds are kept at an
actual loss or with little profit is bec1.ust a man with a large
her(d of poor cows may'v receive a large check at tile end of
each month, bHut does not see the large expense of keeping
these that must he deducted from this. In other words the
total receipts must not he looked utl)oln as the net 1)rofit.
If 1b joinin  one of these testing associations a man finds
he can make a larger net protit from twenty cows selected
froml his her(d tlnli he VIol made from thirty, he has then
derive(l a 1enletit. This fact has been proven *n many
instances.
In buildin g up a herd of dlairy cows, milk and butter
recor(ls are of vital importance. In too many instances the
breeding for spo'.' eil v has been carrie(I on to the detriment
of all co  me . 'I'    * perative association is a school


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