Wisconsin Dairymen's Association / Fortieth annual report of the Wisconsin Dairymen's Association : held at Beloit, Wis., November, 1911. Report of the proceedings, annual address of the president, and interesting essays and discussions relating to the dairy interests
Rosa, Charles D.
American cow registry, pp. 35-44 PDF (2.2 MB)
Wisconsin Dairymen's Association. proper kind of care and may be duplicated by any man who is willing to travel the same tortuous, almost untraveled way. Thoroughly as I believe in the local pow testing association and important as I consider its work, I still believe that work is incom- plete. There are still two things that need to be done if its most excel- lent work is to count for the most for the dairy world. 1st. The re- cords of the cows tested by it-at least the cows of merit-ought to be authenticated in such a manner that they will be accepted by the public without question. And 2nd. They should be preserved in some permanent form and be given the widest possible publicity. In no other way will it be possible for them to become in the fullest possible measure, and as they should be entitled to become, the pro- genitors of a race of dairy cows whose claim to distinction is not based upon the color of their hair or the length of their tail or the size and shape of their teats, but upon the amount of profit they can annually pour into the milk pail. The American Dairy Cow Registry Association was organized to meet this need and perfect this work of the local association. It is a corporation that was organized under the laws of the State of Wis- consin on the 25th day of March, 1911, by Edwin L. Rasey, Charles F. Lathers, Wesson J. Dougan, and myself, of Beliot, and E. C. Updike, of Madison. The purpose of the association is to perfect and publish a Registry of Dairy Cows based on merit. Briefly the plan of the registration is as follows: SYSTEM A DOUBLE REGISTRY. It will publish a registry-in fact a dual registry of dairy cows. Its work will not be limited to full bloods-in fact it is intended primarily for grades-but it will take in all cows that can produce the goods. It will refuse registry to any cow that fails to meet its requirements regardless of her breeding or the record of her ancestry. In it every tub-perhaps we had better say milk pail-will stand on its own bottom. THEsE WILL BE A BLUE REGIsTER AND A RED REGISTER. In the Blue Register, which is the primary register of merit, there may be recorded any cow with a yearly record of production above a certain established minimum and whose record has been properly authenticated either by some agricultural experiment station or by a testor under the supervision of the registry association. In securing this authenticated record, the registry association aims to work hand in hand with the local cow testing association. In fact it aims to I 37
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