The banker-farmer news bulletin
Hulce, R. S.
The Banker-farmer news bulletin. Bulletin no. 23: fitting the dairy animal for dress parade PDF (1.3 MB)
There are very great advantages that come to the individual exhibitor in the way of advertising his own animals. A breeder was located in a community where the sale of pure bred dairy cattle was rather slow and so it was decided to try out the advertising effects of exhibiting at fairs. The results briefly stated were that enough prize money was won to practically pay expenses and the inquiries for stock and sales later made more than justified the adventure from every standpoint. One of the most prominent breeders in the middle west states that his first showing experience many years ago where the competition was keen, taught him many valuable lessons. He came to know what constitutes a good typed animal and he learned from more experienced exhibitors than himself how to properly fit and show live stock. A good bull well showu is ale sset to alny volliniunity aid advertises herd wbich he represcuts. the breed anit the GOOD TYPE IMPORTANT Dairy animals to be selected for fitting should have good size for their age, possess straight top lines, good middles and clean-cut features in general. In females, udder devxelopment, including size, shape, quality and well-placed teats are important. FEEDING CONSIDERATIONS The animal that has been well grown has an advantage over its competitor that has been underfed. To secure good growth does not mean excessive feeding an high priced feeds but it does mean that the animal at no time during the growing period ceases to I - I
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