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The other day an lowa friend ad dressed to "Hoard's Dairyman" the above question and asked the editor to write him the answer Here it is:— ~ The main thing that hinders profit in dairying farming ia poor cows By that we mean keeping a lot of cows which do not pay any profit on their keep. If the average oow farmer could be induced to enter upon a vig orous campaign against himself and his lack of good cow sense, as well as the poor cows that 4 be insists upon keeping year after year, there would be a revolution in this cow business. Put the question any way you please, and it comes out the same:— 1. We never yet saw a herd of cowb of high average quality tnat did not pay a profit. Did you ? 2. We ndver yet caw a herd of low producing cows, no matter what their breed, that paid a profit Did you? 8. We never yet saw a dairy farmer who resolutely set to work to cull out and grade up his herd but that made money by it. Did you? 4/ We never yet saw a dairy farmer who let things run along in a loose, unsystematic manner; who would do nothing to bring up the standard of production in .his herd; who made any money in dairying. Did you? Put these questions together; apply them to the situation as it exists oo your farm and about you. Deduce from them what you should do to raise the standard of profit, and you will find yourself doing a lot of things that help that are »>ot mentioned here. Start the farmer to looking at the question of profit from the right standpoint, and , he must be a dull man wbo cannot then improve hia con dition. :

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NOTES FOR FARMERS, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3518, 1 February 1916

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NOTES FOR FARMERS Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3518, 1 February 1916

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