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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

Jones, Jenkin Lloyd
Address. The three R's: a plea for the better education,   pp. 26-28 PDF (650.5 KB)

Page 26

Fortieth Annual Report of the
Mr. Glover: How much does it cost per cow to do this testing?
Prof. Woll: I don't know that we care to figure that out, for the
reason that we send a man to the farm to make these tests. He can
take care of ten cows just as well as he can take care of one cow and
naturally the more cows a man puts into the test, the cheaper will
be the per cow expense. It is the cost per herd that Is important, and
that amounted to $5.00 per month, $60.00 a year, and for that a
man could test ten cows. But under the present arrangement we
conduct yearly tests at $8.00 per month, and that will be the price
from now on, and we take care of ten cows for that. These tests are
all conducted on a basis of tests conducted each month for two con-
secutive days, that is, each month of the year that the cow gives milk.
And then we arrive at the milk yield of the cows, and get figures from
the farmers and verify those figures as best we can, and we assume
that the average test of the milk for those two days will be the aver-
age for the month.
Mr. Scribner: Is it not true that this expense has been taken care
of a good deal by the different breed associations; that If the cow has
qualified for advanced registry the breeders' association has paid
that expense?
Prof. Woll: That is true in the Jersey Club, but not in the others.
A Member: You spoke of the test being of very great value to
the pure breds. Wouldn't It be of great value to those who had
grades also?
Prof. Woll: Yes. I have had many illustrations as to the test-
ing value in that respect. The cattle business in Wisconsin has
received great impetus through the results that we have obtained
in these competitions. It naturally goes throughout the state through
these parties who have entered cows in this competition.
WEDNESDAY EVENING, Nov. 15, 7:30 P. M.
President Griswold in the chair.
Music. High School Orchestra.
(Inasmuch as Mr. Jones' address on "The Three R's; or a Plea for
the Better Education," Is one of his most popular lectures, frequently
called for by educational and other gatherings, we are permitted to
print only the following brief abstract.)
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