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Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin
(1913-1919)

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.
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