Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Iowa State Improved Stock-Breeders' Association Volume 14

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Iowa State Improved Stock-Breeders' Association Volume 14

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...founded in a few years by attending Short-horn sales, selecting animals for dairy qualities, without regard to fashion or tribe, and mating them with a bull carefully chosen from a heavy milking cow of a well known dairy sort, such, for example, as the Knightley's. My herd contains animals that have milked twenty-four quarts per day each, without any special forcing, and milk only twice a day. " Twenty years' experience in milk selling and Short-horn breeding brings me to the conclusion that 500 pounds invested in pure bred Short-horns, selected solely as dairy animals, and kept to yield milk for sale, wean and rearing the calves, and selling off the dams as fast, when no longer serviceable in the dairy, would in ten years leave a better profit than the same amount laid out on any other breed for similar purpose." Again, Mr. Long says: " For many years past, it must be borne in mind, the breeding of Short horns has been conducted solely with the view to the production of beef, but formerly this animal was the deepest and heaviest of any of the milk producing breeds, and if for a few years it was again bred for the pail, as it is now for the butcher, its superiority as a milker might be regained." Mr. Long reviews at length, the thorough and impartial test of the Earl of Warwick's Short-horn cows, in a contest in 1883, for the sweepstakes of the British Farmers' Association, for the challenge cup for any breed. The Earl of Warwick did not enter merely a single extraordinary milker, but ten Short-horns. The contest was to be for twelve continuous weeks, or eighty-four days. His ten cows averaged each twenty-five quarts per day for the eighty-four days. Mr. Long says this record is more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236945883
  • 9781236945884