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BMIBURNEY, IMPORTER AND BREEDER OF FINE ANGUS CATTLE
ld that "He who ma:kes two B grow, wlhere but one I a benefactor to the i .," and likeWie he who º a pounds of beef : )w where before LtSL Se a bene- 1 to the human ra. In this *. McBurneY st.nids as a par excellent, to this sec SoojiaDo a. In i ha it is 31l1 there is anoltil man in pt Lousliana who, ,as done t inrease the g,,,ºelal pros Southwest Louisiana, as - ureY has done. Shere from Chi.cago, some Ser ago, Mr. McBruney, an educated and cultured took up the work of li wealth from the fertile soil dt belt. After a few years mu ai.poi what is now known a ~ebrney Ranch, a few miles v W.sh, where for the past a has farmed and superin- a -fiarming of his 2600 acre a t. McBurney has con- o ' mall part to the success o 'ialture of this section, a tivanced and progres- a th. cattle industry is j h he has been of es- q to the Planters of isiana. Beginning in I some eight years ago, i an aggresive light for til at the present time, 'line is evidenced for in every direction. like others here began d breeding registered 4. Polled Angus and but believing the ¢the more suitable for rothe state he has for poat confined his opera 'ay of breeding pure the Polled Angus only, ~et time has a herd 17500 head of regis and high grade :and is recognized state as an authority : cattle. Not content cattle himself, Mr. been indefatigable in n the planters of ~ I lU A Bunch of A. L Mucflhr'a Registerd Aberdeen Angus Cattle this section of the state, not only to raise cattle, but to raise good cattle and to this end he has imported, raised and distributed a large num ber of pure bred and registered Polled Angus bulls among the planters of this and adjoining par ishes. So thorough has been his work in this direction that there is scarcely a bunch of cattle in this entire section but has one or more black bulls in it, and of course, a proportionate higher grade of young stock. It is but fair to Mr. McBur ney, and to the advantages to be se cured by improving the breed of cat tle in a locality,to say that largely I through his instrumentality the val ue of cattle in this locality has nearly J u doubled within the past five years. To tb make our meaning Clear in this line 8c .ad show the actual increase in cattle W values due to breeding only, and Iil not to the general advance in cattle Y1 auroughout the entire country, we ai would site the fact that before the 0o present campaign was begun for o: oetter stock, the cattle of this section Iw of the state were practically the same g as they were in contiguous territory, u and were worth the same on the ' .narket. Now while all cattle are k worth perhaps fifty per cent more c 'han they were then, the cattle in this locality, that have been graded with r ihe better breeds are worth nearly double as individuals on the market, 1 what cattle of similar ages from sec tions not so graded bring. In regard to his experience with the Polled Angus Mr. McBurney 1 says: "I started several years ago with a few grade Angus cows, which were originally from Iowa, and have used registered bulls from that time. Eight years ago, I shipped a number of pure bred cows from the famous Cabal ranch, near San Antonio, Texas, and have added to my regis I tered herd from time to time since, e a number of animals of excellent d breeding from noted herds in Texas, y Mississippi, Tennessee and Iowa, and t with the exception of the cattle ship . ped from the extreme north, my reg= n Istered herd has done splendidly, be f inrg Just as hardy, and keeping in just as good, if not better condition on the range as the native cattle. There need be no fear of getting cattle too well bred for this country, as cattle here will respond to good breeding just as well as in any other section of the globe. Texas realized several years ago, that stock raising would respond to care and breeding there as well as elsewhere, and that is the reason that Texas cattle are quoted seperate from other Gulf Coast cattle on all southern markets, but Southwest Louisiana is producing cattle now equal to or better than those produced in Texas, or any other Southedn state. This year I marketed 100 grade Angus calves in June in New Orleans, that topped the sales of tne day, and of c~h saveral loads of steers that I fed last winter, my Angus steers topped the iuar et in every instance. One two year-old weighed 1,200 pounds and dressed 7o5, another three-year old weighed 1,250 and dressed 80J, or sixty-nve per cent of the live weight. These were both grade An gus steers, and had never been fed until put in the feed pen, off the winter range, 110 days before mar keting. I also fed two grade Angus cows in this bunch that weighed 1, 400 and 1,375, whereas the common range cow would have weighed about c 600 pounds. Of course it pays to breed good cattle, especially when r you select Aberdeen Angus breed. The Aberdeen Angus, which have i made such enviable records all over r the world, are maintaining their record in Southwest Louisiana. · "I have on hand over 500 high a grade and registered Angus that will d show for themselves what can be . done in this section of Louisiana in r breeding the Angus cattle. If you ] want to be convinced of the possibili ), ties in raising stock here, or are in "- terested in the purchase of pure bred e, or registered animals of either sex, it of this breed, you are cordially in 8, vited to call on or communicate with td e relative to the matter, P SRespectifully, e- " A. R. McBURNEY, n. "Welsh, La." IMORGAN. eat and most succesS iWelsh country who Itelligence coupled learned from long 2ilg the soil to the $20 acre plantation, s north of town, is rTo located here in p is rice but he aply responsive in peas and sweet lias planted these last named he ly as swine food -less as well as e. -.1' 4 r F~ e - '}` ýf. .- = a'm .: C ý; .ý 7 Grow b"A . C ý v Mr. Morgan is one of the most suc cessful hog raisers of the parish, the splendid drove shown in the accom panying engraving being his property, and he contends that no prudent farmer should be without a litter or two. He urges upon farmers the more general raising of these great money getters of the farm when prop* er conditions are observed. He points out that if hogs were abundantly Sraised here, which they can be as: t easily and cheaply as anywhere in the a world, the parisah would have plenty Sof buyers from the ans Iy and I Fort Worth aret.: which are such s better eog markets than New Otleanl, cu cured in car load lots. th A. C. Morgan, like so many devel- ne opers of the Welsh country, is a na- sil .iye of Illinois. From the prairie - state he trekked to Iowa, thence to Missouri where he lived for 18 years and from the latter state he came to Louisiana twenty years ago. J . i, leWolf Receives $48 for Fruit F. om Single Orange Tree. Reprint from Journal Feb. 3, 1911: J. S. DeWolt, one of the wet. -known citisens and pioneer fittler! of this section of the state was dow.n ,from Woodlawn Friday. Hehas been devoting. the greater part of his time for several years past to the culture of citrus fruit and f a. He bi a fin s oran.e gove .of about 15 acese. which lte% to bear next sum fr oZ thi 'lie Mbi a de4" Y,,,. . _ * 'tI O u 1 tw eet eoK ' at edid a ºlsf - t hrees [ eWolf e told $48.00 t oru tbnsgao~ Whet $l of the Ltate. Mir. P: stt 0lestfn he 1g1 te DR. W. L. STEWART. Dr. W. L. Stewart began the prac Lice of his profession in Welsh in June 1909 and the practice that now calls him to every confine of the Welsh country, and frequently be yond, has been built up in the few biief years that have since elasped. He was born in Rapides parish, La., in 1881 and after attending the public and high schools, took courses in materae mediae respectively in Van derbilt University of Nashville and Memphis Hospital Medical .College from which latter institution he graduated in 1908. Dr. Stewart's fads and fancies are as beneficial to the community in a material sense as his professional skill in a hygen:c His principal hobby is a love for speedy autos and fine horses. Giving reign to this whim he recently became the owner of Rock Monetho one of the best blooded Stallions of he south. Rock Montheo was sired by Rutho Boy and he by a pedigreed German coach stallion, the dam of Rock Monetho was Belle Montheo whose sire was Joe Montheo of Kentucky. The German Coach stock is peerless in style, activity and strength. The Monetho stock has been favored for generations as sad I. * .+ r;p __umm __ ______ Dr. W. LI. Stewart andl his $2,000.00 Standard Bred Stallion. .. . -, rY ' 1 1 i 1 1; die beauties and are single footers, pacers or straight trotters in har ness of speed and endurance. The get of this allied blood cannot but be superb and in securing this splen did stallion for service in this section Dr. Stewart has conferred; in the improved strain of horses that must follow, as great a benefit as he who causes two blades of grass to grow where before had been but one whom Philosopher Dean Swift, a century ago, dubbed a public benefactor. Dr. Stewart cones to his love of the equine by inheritance h1r father having been for years one of the most noted breeders of standard and thoroughbred stock in northern Louisiana. GEO, W COSNER, IMPORTER AND BREEDER OF HEREFORD CATTLE l I I I hav not a foot to qele out of my ·· . · I I ,fir IL -ý ' To the intelligent, energetic, pro- g gressive farmer, probably more than to any other class of citizens belongs o the greater share of the credit for 0 the development of this, as well as C of all other new countries. Of this a class of planters Mr. George W. t Cosner, whose beautiful suburban r residence depicted above, is but typi- f cal of all his work, essentially be- t longs. Mr. Cosner came to Louisi- I ana about ten years ago from Illi- 1 nois, and shortly after coming south 1 settled on his farm three miles north of Welsh, which through intelligent farming, and the application of pro gressive methods he has increased from an original 480 acres to some thing like 2500 acres at the present time. Mr. Cosner takes advanced views and methods in all lines of farm work, using only the best and most approved machinery, planting only the beat selected seed, and t breeding only the highest grades of stock, to say nothing of having one of the most handsome and commod ious residences of any planter in Jefferson Davis parish. While essentially a rice planter, cultivating several hundred acres of this great cereal each year, Mr. Coe 1- ner is also a great believer in diver a- siflcation in farming, devoting no p. a: .1* -. t ., W -:'. --·; -.I any· bred of· ~; · smal pte or te tl to the ultt !R4oRl of Ora sg7CrfeO, tam andI other highlad ecrops. 4 1. also onee of the pioneer horti cultuf f t cuRWV having on fI ars at,. tha mebi4time flue :I·ft ilt tt bLflNbthI if IM e hs tssoitflt@4r bpyofl t: eam, an capabliy $f belt grown most successfully here. In addition to his many other lines tl of word for the general advancement I of Southwestern Louisiana. Mr. oC Cosner has contributed no small d' amount to the wealth of the parish, by bettering the grade of cattle e: raised here. He was one of the very a first importers and breeders of c thoroughbred Polled Angus and a Hereford cattle, and after having s spent several years in studying the 0 relative merits of the two breeds, de- l cided to confine his cattle operations r exclusively to the 'White-faces" of a which he has some of the best speci mens, and probably the largest herd of registered and high grade cattle of this breed to be found in south i west Louisiana at the present time. f The above picture is of a splen I did bunch of Herefords on Mr. Cos r ner's farm and represent a part of his herd of pure and registered f stock. When Mr. Cosner assures e you as he does later in this sketch, - that these cattle were just driven in a from the range at random, for the photographer, and that they, nor the r, remainder of the herd, have ever had dt a dollar's worth of grain of any sort, s- simply running on the succulent r- ranges of this locality, summer and mo winter, with the addition of having acesi to rice straw stacks (usually considered worthless) in the wlnter, you will, if you are a cattle man, recognise there can't help but be money in cattle in Louisiana. In this connection, Mr. Cosner says: S"In giving th picture of a few of iy cattle,. am not doing so for the pjnrpe o:i makinU a sale of land, as i have not a foot to sell out or my more, than four sections. I am offer ing this picture and the accompany ing statement simply to show what can be done in this section of Louis lana by the thrifty iarmer who will devote a small part of his time and Japital to the breeding of high grace .and thoroughbred cattle. Whilst most of my time nas been occupied in other lines of work, I have demon strated to my entire satisfaction and also to financial profit that there is good money in raising pure bred registered stock right here in Welsh. "As most breeders in this section of the state have done, I started with out a small herd of grade cows and a registered bull, but have added to my herd a number of excellent in dividuals, as well as produced some of as fine ones as one need wish to see until I have a herd of Herefords s that any one might well be proud of. t I am branding on an average of 100 calves per year now, and my loss I does not exceed five per cent. On account of our mild winters and e extremely long pasture season we are ,y able to produce cattle here much tf cheaper than they can be produced in ,d any of the northern states.. Thou ig sands of head of cattle are produced me in this section of the state that e- never cost the owner a cent for feed, is running on the range throughout the of antire year with the possible ex ci- ception of a few weeks in the middle rd of winter, when they go to the stacks :le f rice straw, that otherwise are not h- considered as of value. Nor in raising stock in this manner do we in- have the loss from poverty that might DO- be supposed, as thrifty cattle will of stay fat the year around on just this *ed treatment, and butchers place native res meat on their block every day in the ch, year, that never tasted a pound of in of grain. the I am fully convinced from my the several years experience in the breed iad Ing of Hereford cattle in this section rt, of the state that they are peculiarly ent well adapted to the climate condi and tions that prevail here. I find them ing In every way hardy and as thrifty as these of any other breed, or of no breed, and would heartily recom mend the combination of Hereford Cattletand Jefferson Davis parish soil as being about the best combination for making money that I have yet found. Sincerely, dEO. W. COSNER, Welsh, La.