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Henry, W. A. (William Arnon), 1850-1932 / Central Wisconsin : its possibilities and future

Rietbrock, Fred.
Northern Wisconsin for dairying,   pp. 9-22 ff. PDF (2.7 MB)

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renters, of southern Wisconsin and adjoining
states are migrating there insuch great numbers.
Not that great settlements are picking up and
going there in a body, but one family from here
and another from there, and thus the aggregate
whole amounts to many. There are people
enough there already, so that by the natural in-
crease one generation more will completely settle
the country.
    With reference to the cow it can be said that
the people settled there are just as much in the
fog as to what they ought to have for best results
as they are elsewhere in the state.
         The Kind of Cattle to Rabe.
    As you'drive through the country you will
see.all kinds :of breeding. Sometimes in one
bunch you will [see Jersey, Holstein, Ayershire
and Guernsey breeding, and always some of no
breeding at all-just common cows in which you
can detect no particular known breed. The idea
is gaining strength, however, that for dairy pur-
poses you want the special dairy cow.
    The conditions are such that best results
will be attained by raising pigs in connection
with the dairy herd rather than to raise cattle
other than cows for sale. It will always be
profitable to raise good heifers because for good
cows there will always be a demand; and the
feed stuffs for pork making when supplemented
with skim milk are so abundantly and easily
raised that much more money will be made out
of the sale of pork than if steers were attempted
to be raised in connection with the dairy. Hence
If a herd is started with cows showing dairy
breeding it Is easy to produce a good paying
milking herd by the use of apure bred dairy sire.

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