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Good Showing by Utah Breeder.
From an interesting letter that re cently appeared in the Deseret Far mer, of Salt Lake, from the pen of Joseph Barker, the breeder of Jer seys and other fine stock, we repro duce the following: "I will tell you how I became in terested in the dairy and livestock business, and what led me to build up my herd to its present standard. I trust you will pardon me for saying a few things about myself, and es pecially fnention ng the present standard of my own herd. Will just say mv apology for so do'ng is the fact that I won first prize at our Utah State Fair for three years in succession for the best herd in the state. This record has not been equalled by any other Jersey breeder. "I first began milking two cows and mak ng butter only for the home. Later we added two more to the list and then sold cream to the Ogden creamery, the hauler calling and skimming the cream from the long cans immersed in water, paying for the cream by inch. Not satisfied with i this method we began making butter, fc î : v. ■ T : ■» mm «k%; ; ; r^V f m ■ ■ ï-. 'V §*1 ■ *• <2 V-. _ ft* .... . <fhHA -, • ' \v.. I & *■ . V<S(ÄM^ ■tm. V, i- 1 •V' - :*&&&*& ' * t $&■- yt* ■ ■ ' - Golden Lad s Rosette, No. 66857, Jersey Bull at the head of Jos: Barker s Herd North Ogden. Mr. Barker is an Enthusiastic Jersey Breeder and as any in the State. His Herd is as Good furnishing same to one of our large Ogden hotels. From this we grad ually began furnishing butter to pri vate families. Up to this time we were using what we all call common cows, and breeding them on to large Short-horn bulls. And how well I can remember with what pride we would po nt to the large calves as they would arrive, and think of the few extra dollars the carcasses would bring at the butchers, when it was worn out in making butter, and those large bull calves would actually bring $8.00 to $10.00 each when sold to the cattle buyers. "We were happy and working hard, looking forward with pleasure to the time when we could realize $50.00 a month from our butter, and felt that that was about all the money we could handle and be good Christians. But we began to read of the great cows in the East, that one was mak ing more butter than three or four of ours. Next to arrive was Mr. Saxe the Holstein man, telling us of the big record of his cows. I stud ied and thought, but they did not look just right to me, as I found it was butter I wanted and not great quantities of milk, which I soon dis covered they could make. "The right one had not come along until our esteemed fellow worker, that you are all so well acquainted .with, Hon. C. A. Hickenlooper, came up from Salt Lake City with a real live bunch of the little Jerseys. I was converted at once for they were the prettiest little things I had ever seen. I began by cross ng up my common cows on good Jersey sires, and soon found the butter began to increase from year to year. I next began buy ing every heifer calf I cound find that looked 1 ike a Jersey, until the Hon. J. J. Richardson came along from Davenport, la., and said, "You have a good herd but you must have reg is'ered Jerseys, get th m at once, in crease the quality and quantity of your butter and then instead of sell ing your calves for from $8 to $10 ^ach, you can demand from $50 up for cash.' "I gave in, ordered a bull in com pany with my old friend W. W. Browning of Ogden. He got a heif er and as soon as they arrived, the fever was at its full height, I must have two more. From then until now I have never stopped bringing in Jerseys from the best Eastern herds, untT now I have nearly one hundred head, and still not enough to supply the constant drain I have on my herd for good ones. My ex pectations have been more than real ized, and instead of making, as Mr. Ririe stated, an average of 32 5 pounds each, I find by looking over a record I have kept for one year, weighing each cow's milk and mak-1 ing tests, that one cow. Diploma's Pretty Rose, gave during the year 789 4.2 pounds of milk which made 4 40.05 pounds of estimated butter, or nearly three times the average WANTED In the next thirty days, an experienced orchard Must be a married with good recom ist. man mandations. Address L. W. G. Care Gem State Rural 1 + + I t T H. M. STEETLE + + + + + + T. E. WALKER The Model Furniture Co. + + it + + Ind. Phone 105. Night Phone Ind. 4182 + + t Î + + t i ♦ i + f + * + $ + Furniture and House Fur nishings. Funeral Direct ing and Undertaking . . . . + + + + x •î* I Î + + * * + ♦ * f + * Î t + + ± + Special Licensed Embalmer Caldwell, Idaho x I + + + 4» i" MOLINE.ILL. 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