The banker-farmer news bulletin
Hulce, R. S.
The Banker-farmer news bulletin. Bulletin no. 20: feeding the dairy calf PDF (2.0 MB)
CO-OPERATIVE BREEDING The times demand team work in the breeding of livestock. It is hard for a singi individual to get very far in the breeding game, but when twenty, thirty, or a huldre men get together for a definite purpose there is no measuring of their power an influence. This co-operation stimulates breeders to produce animals of superior quality Several small farmers can club together and purchase proven sires. Thes help adver tise the entire community. Four daughters of Ugglea Mercedes which show an average of 82 pounds Of better iUt, or S5% over their dams. This idea of community breeding Is being successfully worked out in various forie in a number of localities, notably Ashland, Bayfield, Marinette, Loyal, Appleton, Nord Lake, and Independence. At North Lake and Independence, arrangements have ben made for the appointment of committees representing each breed interest of the' com munity. These committees pass upon the qualifications of every sires introduced into the community by the respective groups and as far as practicable make recommend& tions relative to any purebred females introduced into the community. Prof. Geo. C Humphrey, of the Wisconsin College of Agriculture, and the Director of the Bankera Farmer Exchange are members ex-officio of these committees and will give any advice or assistance possible in the selection and purchase of desirable breeding stock. THE BUYERS' OPPORTUNITY Present conditions are favorable to buyers. Many farmers and lreeders are di couraged at present low prices and- with the tight money market are ilow to increas their investments in better stock. Now is the time to buy grade and purebred li* stock. Experienced farmers, bankers, and business men should stimulate their intro duction and encourage the establishment of foundation herds, which will reap t benefit of the rise in prices which are sure to come in the near future. ! , * l~~~~~~~~~~~~ - I i
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