Northern Wisconsin Agricultural and Mechanical Association / Transactions of the Northern Wisconsin Agricultural and Mechanical Association, including a full report of the industrial convention held at Neenah, Wisconsin, February, 1886. Together with proceedings of the Association for 1884, to January 1, '86
Vol. XI (1886)
Bright, C. M.
Taxation, pp. 273-306 PDF (6.8 MB)
AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL ASSOCIATION. 305 ready sale, and plenty of demand for them. It is the same in this as in other breeds. If you want to breed colts, breed from pure blooded stock. It will pay you to do it. Many farmers think they cannot afford to pay for a colt more than five or six dollars. If you breed from that stock and raise colts, in nine times out of ten those bred from pure blooded stock will be worth two of the others in my experience and obser- vation. So in all classes of stock. There is no farmer in this community can afford to breed from anything but pure blooded stock on the male side. It will pay you fifty per cent. Mr. Huntley- I have been a good deal interested since I have been here in hearing the discussions that have taken place. Of course we read the short reports in the journals of the institutes that have been held throughout the state by Mr. Morrison. It seems to me it will pay every farmer to keep track of these discussions. They will be reported I presume in full, the papers will be published in full. I know some of our journals have promised to do that. I have learned something in the fruit line that will change my practice in the coming year. This system of farming re- quires the closest study and most careful practice. Farm- ing in the old fashion has gone by. It has got to be reduced to a science. Everything must be saved and made the most of. We must use all the machinery that will help us to do our work cheaper and easier without running off the bridge the other way, and investing money we have not earned we must use. There is a medium. Any farmer can buy too much machinery. It is like selling a cow to buy a patent milk pail. Still it will not pay to have it cost twice as much because you have not got the machinery to do it with. If there is one thing more than another that I was in- terested in, it was the discussion on feeding. The amount of butter from one acre of land there at Madison was a pretty good showing even at present prices. It seems to me that these older men who have had more practice, got more money, ought to do as well as he with his instructions. It is the privilege and the duty of every 20-N. A.
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