Henry, W. A. (William Arnon), 1850-1932 / Central Wisconsin : its possibilities and future
Northern Wisconsin for dairying, pp. 9-22 ff. PDF (2.7 MB)
kind, gentle and accommodating cow which Is to eat the grains, grasses and clovers and extract therefrom that element of human- food so necessary for the growth and comfortable exist- ence of man. Out of the whbole domain of northern Wis- cousin take 3,00U,000 acres for example; divide the same into farms of au average size of 120 acres This will give us 25,000 farms. Set apart forty acres for 4 wood lot: This will amply supply the needs of the farm in the shape of fire wood, building material, etc., and give a little park for the family and shade for the herd, and at the same time maple sugar for the children. This will also leave to the country that romantic and park-like appearance, which does so much to make it a desirable and attractive place for a home. Cultivate and pasture eighty acres of the farm. Upon this there will be no difliculty in maintaining twenty cows in milk the year 'round and to raise the desirable young stock for the maintenance and improvement of the herd. There will also be ample room for the raising of fifty to sixty pigs to be annually turned off. Twenty cows on 25,000 farms will give us 500,000 cows, and it seems to me. the great majority of the farmers in northern Wisconsin, after the example of Mr. Griswold, will grade up to a perfect dairy herd from the common cows of the country by the use of pure bred dairy sires. In doing this they should not mix f~' breeds. Keep the breeds sbparate, as it were,| fences "horse high and bull tight." The p bred bull has dairy heredity; the half blood l not and is therefore a scrub. The pure bredi U .
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