Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin
Alexander, A. S.
Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin. Bulletin 34: draft horses produce bank drafts PDF (854.4 KB)
Draft Horses Produce Bank Drafts Wisconsin possesses all of the necessary conditions for the breeding and raising of Uns horses. The 1271 grade and scrub sires now in use prevent proper progress. Here's a true story for the mare owner to remember: A Wisconsin farmer one April day was' leading his grade Belgian mare past a neighbor's place where a grade draft stallion was kept. "Where are you going, Jim?" called the neighbor. "I'm taking my mare to Mr. B's barn to breed her to his pure bred Belgian," answered Jim. "Huh!"- said the neighbor, "why don't you save time and money by breeding to my stallion? The fee is cheap-only $12.00. You'll have to pay B $15.00." "No, sir!" said Jim. "The day I go seven miles from home to breed to a pure bred sire I earn the biggest wages of the year." Then the neighbor turned away and muttered: "Well, you can do as you please, of course; but I'm going to breed to my own grade horse." Jim's mare in due time produced a fine foal. Mr. B came to see it at weaning time and liked it so much that he asked the price. "Well," said Jim, "I'm not anxious to sell, but I'd take $125.00." Grade and scrub sires begot scrub homes which cost as much to raise as those froin pure bred sires and soll for far less money. - I
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