Report Volume . 14

Report Volume . 14

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...Breeding in Ohio," describes the importations of Walter Dun into Kentucky and Ohio, and testifies that Red Rose, White Rose, Caroline, and Multiflora were distinguished animals, and that these strains were bred with the most eminent success in Kentucky and Ohio, and that his three distinguished sons took the same kind of cattle with them to Ohio and bred them, and breed from them today as good cattle as are bred anywhere, both for beef and milk. We have in our herd a cow bred by one of these sons, John G. Dun, Dunglen Lass 36th, a Red Rose by Ernesty, and in many things that go to make a good cow she is the peer of any cow in any herd in the state of Kansas to-day. Now I come back to my old position. All pedigrees are very much alike; all are good enough; none are too good. Those most paraded and claiming the highest price are, perhaps, the poorest and least safe to breed from. IV. Now let me indicate, in a few closing words, some of the fashions into which I think it to be our duty and interest to fall. 1. Let us stick to our own kind, if they are good, regardless of the insults of fancy breeders and the silliness of ignorant upstarts. If you have good cattle, breed them still better; cross upon them the best bulls you can find. Breed for a purpose; breed for a type of strong, healthy, early maturing, round-ribbed beef-makers and milkers, and, no matter if they are Seventeens, the sensible, practical men of the age will appreciate your cattle and buy them. Let fancy breeders rope in the ignorant and silly for their victims, but the bubble will ere long burst. He who attempts to follow fashion--capricious, unreasonable, irresponsible fashion--will never make a successful breeder. Some of fashion's decrees are senseless in the extreme. For...show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236537726
  • 9781236537720