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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

Report on cow judging contest,   pp. 107-108 PDF (383.3 KB)

Page 107

Wisconsin Dairymen's Association.
Beloit, Wis., Nov. 17, '11.
Wisconsin Dairymen's Association,
Gentlemen:-Your auditing committee has gone over the accounts
and examined the books and found them correct to date.
Andirting (Cofnmittel.
A new feature was introduced in the convention this year. About
eighty boys, the large majority of them farmers' sons, took part in the
Boys' Cow Judging Contest. Mr. F. H. Scribner of the Dairy Division
lectured to these young men on Thursday morning, describing some of
the fundamental points of a dairy cow. The next day the judging took
place in a large barn. Everyone of these young men was very much in-
terested In this work, and we believe that the lessons they received
there will never be forgotten.
Mr. Scribner: Well, we had lots of fun in lcoking over the boy's
papers, and even more fun in looking over the men's papers. I tell
you some of those boys are pretty wide awake fellows.  Of course
these boys are all strangers to us. In the test for boys Frank Eddy has
first place; that is, he did the best placing of the animals, although
his reasons were not quite as good as they might have been. Robert
Plumb takes second place. His reasons were splendid. It was re-
markable to me how well he had remembered what we had told him.
I will read you his reasons.
I placed D first because there were so many good points about her.
She had a wide nose, large nostrils, bright eyes, wide head, a big
barrel, a straight back. She was long between her hip and pin bones.
Her udder covered much space on her body. It was square and the
teats were large and well placed. When I felt of her milk veins I made
my decision. They were large, soft, very crooked and the milk wells
were larger than on any of the other cows. Her hip bones are wide.
The pin bones are wide and nearly on a level with the hip bones. She
is not so tat but what there Is room between her hams for a large bag.

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