Wisconsin Dairymen's Association / Fortieth annual report of the Wisconsin Dairymen's Association : held at Beloit, Wis., November, 1911. Report of the proceedings, annual address of the president, and interesting essays and discussions relating to the dairy interests
Andreassen, S. K.
Bloomer and Eagle Point Cow Testing Association, pp. 84-85 PDF (379.3 KB)
Fortieth Annual Report of the and say, "By Jinks, it Is no good at all. You are throwing away your money." DLISCUSION. Mr. Dougan: It should be impressed upon the farmers for whom these young men are testing cows that it Is to the Interest of the farmers to keep these books, these data, accurately, and that the young men are to do their part accurately and secretly. If the farmer does not report properly and know the importance of doing so, he does not know anything about the principles of a cow testing association. The young men want to impress upon the farmer, "This is your test, these are your cows, you want to get just as accurate a record as you can, and if you vary one way or the other from the facts, at the end of the year your record does not mean anything at all, and you have wasted your money in having it made." I would specially urge upon the testers absolute secrecy, and upon the farmers absolute honesty. The Chairman: It is all right to have the tester do all he can, but the farmer must do a lot of personal work. He must look out for the health and the feeding of the cows; he must be back of every one of his cows if he is going to get the best results. We have other testers here and we will hear from them. BLOOMER AND EAGLE POINT COW TESTING ASSOCIATION. By S. K. ANIIUEASSEN, BLooMES, Wis. This association is now in its third year of existence. Most of the members that were with the association when it was organized are still members of It. The methods I use to Increase the profits in dairying are as follows: (1) By keeping only dairy cows and not trying to make a beef cOd do the work of a dairy cow. (2) I try to impress on each herdsman the need of studying his cattle so he can tell me some new thing about his herd every timle I set there. (3) When they get a bull to head their herds get a good one and pay a good price for him rather than to get an Inferior one at a low cost. 84
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