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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)

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Fortieth Annual Report of the
help in extending such association since it is through such combina-
tions of dairymen that it expects to get its record. The expense of
testing the cows will be borne by the owner and this expense will
be very much less under such a plan of combination. The methods
of the local association already formed need to be changed but little
so that the registry association may be certain that the records are
as accurate as can be reasonably obtained and above all free from fraud.
The requirement for registration in the blue register has not been
fixed, absolutely, since it cannot be so fixed until a sufficient amount
of stock has been sold so that the corporation may be duly organized
uinder the laws of the state, by electing a board of directors and
cmftcers, and may proceed to do business under the laws of the state
of Wisconsin.
This requirement suggested by the authors of the plan is as follows:
There will be a minimum requirement for butter fat produced for
one year as follows:  If the test is begun on the day when the
animal is two years old or under she must produce two hundred
pounds of butter fat within one year from the date of beginning the
test. For each day she is over two years of age at the beginning of
the test, .05 pounds will be added until 255 pounds is reached, when
the cow will be five years old, and this amount will be the requirement
for all mature cows.
In addition to the above minimum requirement for butter fat, there
will also be required a milk record as follows: 4,000 pounds of milk
will be the minimum for an animal beginning the test the day she is
two years old and for every day that she exceeds two years of age
at the beginning of the test two pounds will be added until six
thousand pounds is reached which will be the requirement for a
mature cow.
It has also been suggested that the requirements, beginning after
five years, be made progressive ones, so that at the end of twenty-
five years, from the beginning of the registry there will be a material
increase in the amount of butter fat and milk required for registry.
It has been suggested that there may be recorded in the "Blue
Register" all bulls that have sired at least five females that have
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