Annual report of the Bayfield County Agricultural Agent Washburn, Wisconsin: 1940
Livestock improvement, pp. 5-7 PDF (762.9 KB)
-6- By this means the efficiency of some of the dairy herds in the Count- will be raised, thereby increasing the net income from thms herds. As more sires become available, it is e-pected. that thi plan will spread to other sections of the County. In other instances, this office has been able to Locate sires for farmers v~ho have purchased them outright or effected an exchange. As the prices of dairy products continue at a moderate level, dairy farmers are beginning to appreciate the effeciency of herds as a factor in increasing the net income from this project. Sheep Through the cooperation of the Animal Husbandry Department of the College of Agriculture and the Cooper Manufacturing Comparny, several sheep dipping and drenching demonstrations were held in the County. According to available information, through annual dippin!- and drenching for the control of ticks and intestinal parasites of sheep, the increase in the amount of wool and the weight of lamb means an additional income of 75¢ per head. A total of 1,031 were dipped and drenched in these demonstrations and the owners have expressed a willingness to cooperate with the County in purchasing a portable tank so that this program can be continued annually. If this can be arranged, practically all the sheep in the County can be dipped and drenched at a moderate cost to the farmer, at the same time increasing the income through the sale of a better qualit,! and heavier fleece, together with an increase in the weight of lambs. The outlook for sheep prices appears to be very favorable for some time to come, and more farmers are going into sheep.
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