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