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Wisconsin Dairymen's Association / Eleventh annual report of the Wisconsin Dairymen's Association : held at Elk-horn, Wis., January 31, and February 1 and 2, 1883. Report of the proceedings, annual address of the president, and interesting essays relating to the dairy interests
(1883)

Roberts, I. P.
The past, present, and future of dairying,   pp. 70-79 PDF (2.1 MB)


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4  OEUT   ANNUAL RBpoui OF THE 
TABLE II -WEEKLy YnIEDS. 
Darlingk S B . ......... .  .    .. 7Ox 
Jersey   E     1 e2u 782# C. a tn............. ....................................
25  7.. 
IFltFors, 113,Tosmotley.------- '  .             S :..2 
Du    bat       amThe. Bssrow .........l.........65C. el.o  18  1 
Im.Mary Jane offdeu1i5~VL   ika     .1 
on7840(tree Yea'sa) 8. X. Burnham  ..................  17  4 
Chu~nL 4WlLJoul . Me .......................................  17 ...0 
Leownirc 8eexg>I, 8J~uL(two anid ow-haf years) W. P. Iardin  16  8 
Inap. ^vouteo lear 16KI6 W. #. Taylor .................... 16  4 
Et77, C. 0. Enm                   16 ...0 
Imp. Maid of EUSm 6960, T. H.  ne  ................  16  0 
Imnp. Brunette LaUm, 1780, W . J.3W ebster.......... ...............................
........ 16 6 
0. On an 1485, 11. C. Ctampbell.............................. 14  8 
Alpha.. 171, R. N{. Roe ..                   ...............................1..........
14  8 
L~andueer'e Fauncy, 876ยข                      14 .6J.    W   ebeser
     ........................... . 14  8 
Turquoee, 1129, John D. W rng.......................... 14  6 
..........~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~=.....................  14 = 
There are many other large butter records, some of which 
are not directly vouched for. 
XILK RECORDS& 
The typical auctioneer's cow, which gives a barrel of milk 
and a wash-tub full of strippings, has been produced. We no 
longer count milk yields by the pound, but by the ton. It is 
considered no trick at all, in these days, to produce six, seven, 
eight, or even nine tons of milk from a cow in a single year. 
Many of the dairies have been much improved by the ad- 
mixture of pure blooded animals, and without any doubt the 
average yield per cow has been increased. 
In the last place, we are to view the farms. During the 
half century there has been taken off the farms vast quantities 
of beef, veal, dry cows and milk. All this tends to impoverish 
the land. The question arises: Has a sufficient anount 
of fertility been returned to keep it up to its most profitable 
productive capacity, or have these vast results been reached 
by drawing on the invested capital, that is, the native fertil- 
ity of the land? Will all the acres devoted to dairying carry 
as many cattle as they did twenty years since? Are the 
grasses on the pastures coarser and less nutritious now than 
formerly? In the east, I believe that they are, and that the 
average capacity of an acre is less. Briefly sumnarised, 
then, the cows have increased from a few hundred thousand 
of badly kept, inferior ones to nearly 13,000,000, many of 
which are superior. 
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