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Why 3 Cows Made as Much as 17

By M.N. Beeler

ROYALTON was in the hog pen. She had been quartered there because she was “no good.” At least that is the indictment brought against her by the retiring manager of Strong Holstein-Duroc Farm. The cow testing association record book seemed to bear out the indictment because in 1924, she produced only 2,316 pounds of milk, which contained 70.2 pounds of fat. Furthermore, cost figures checked against the value of her product indicated she had lacked $5.79 of paying for her feed that year.

Frank S. Trumbo, who had come from Illinois to take charge of his uncle’s Washington County,

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