Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin
Alexander, A. S.
Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin. Bulletin 34: draft horses produce bank drafts PDF (854.4 KB)
Township and county sociations can help in breeding of horses of same breed, chabacter quality. as the the and After Jim had delivered the colt at B's barn next day he banked his big check and went whistling down the street as the banker turned and said to his cashier, "Now, there's a sensible, successful business farmer!" Reader, are you a successful business farmer? And did the draft colt you raised last season add a substantial draft to your bank account or merely make a heavy draft on your feed bin? Well developed, sound, high grade draft horses are needed on every farm and are in demand at remunerative prices for work in the woods and in the cities. The supply of such horses has never equaled the demand and the demand promises to be more active than ever at the end of the war. Misfit, mongrel and nondescript horses, largely the get of grade and scrub stallions, from unsuitable or unsound mares, are, always have been, and will remain "a drug on the market." Farm land is rapidly increasing in value. Feed is high in price and farm help scarce and expensive. It does not pay to produce anything but the best products possible on our farms. The good high grade draft horse costs no more than the scrub to raise, does as much work, is in active demand and sells for much more money. Why waste time, feed and money in producing scrub horses from grade and scrub sires? Stop such foolish and ruinous practice this spring. Choose only sound, good tempered, well developed mares for breeding and mate them only with sound, individually excellent pure bred stallions that are kept efficient and prepotent by adequate * work or exercise instead of pampering. Encourage repreetavive exhibits at the county fairs, of pure bred stallions and mares and grade mares, geldings, farm teems, and young stock by pure bred dres. Discurage the offering of latses and premiums for grade and mongrel or scrub stalions or their progeny. I _I
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