The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 1, 1931 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 1, 1931
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-*-* t. w+ A Great Guernsey Breeding The Upper Des Moines-Bepublican, April 1, 1931 Quarton & Bosworth Ctaern sey Herd is Known Over the United States P !? ple know that ther e is Within the ^ In thfstafl, ^! edln e estabaishments Quarton hf ^^ to just what Judge b been c° nductln * on his in Cresco to wnship. He the first ' and is Sn°wn as one of the best ,, Guernsey cattle - He be- W , ago and has consis t- to it in and out of season lnslsted that would ' one f <-...... A* iiii/ig iicu proiiu farmer than any other voca- of Seventy. 1907 two other foundation cows nnrt t .^'t « ald of >Meadowbrook and Jessie of Meadowbrook, both coming from the Amsbury herd in New Jersey; and in 1908 the heifer, Pre- tprs Jessie, from the herd of Corydon £f2f ? .ko'* 6 . New York. The entire herd today, consisting of some seventy head, with the exception of three head, are descended from these five louneation cows. Grace Yeksa Q made an official record of 435.32 pounds of fat an.1 Pretor's Jessie made official •ecords of 631 pouncis of fat These wo brood matrons played the greatest part in founding the present herd at Oakwood Farm. hvJri 1 ! b ^} 1Is used were Rollicksom, b !!L by £ W ' . Kimba11 of Austin, Min- 3 2d. bred by Benham, n~ ^ New York .' William <4; Bred on the farm; Yeksa OAYOSO OLIVER-Herd sire. Second prize 2 year old bull at Waterloo Dairy Cattle Congress 1930. FLORA OP BURT-has made over 500 ""mnlf ra £ m; , that the dairy cow make the farm produce better ^than any other system of farm"- 1 ~'ould maintain thc soil than exhaust it, as is aeins by those who sell their crops w i t elevat ors of the country Ann in ofi i?.' the C01lntl es in Iowa, and in all other states for that matter, wnere dairying j s most intensive anT y L ahOW , the largest bank deposits and the most prosperous communities. He also insists that the Guernsey is me most economical producer of ail the dairy breeds, and hence, his interest in the Guernsey. A Science and Art. *v,° n . 11 ? oking the matter up we find that the successful breeding of any kind of live stock is not only a busi- sounds fat in first 10 months. Class BB. May Rose King and Yeksa May Rose i rf C K b ° th bred on the farm & nc Rn?ri 0by r? e ,/ reat bul1 ' ^ported Moss Raider; Golden Lad of Pern Ravine «[»oi. by T? red Vogle ' Milwaukee, W ' consin He was out of the grand champion cow at the National Dairy Ravn ' 9( > 8 ;. All of thes e bulls e?cepT Raynold, 2d., carried Yeksa blood hnnrf i 912 there were some seventy head of cattle on the farm and all the grades were sold at private sale at an average of $130 per'head, leaving on •,V»H f J , USt tTC nty..flve head of pure bied females and the herd bull. Prom that um e on nothing but purbreds have been kept on the farm. Managed by Bosworth. erative creamery and that used on the I farm. Glory's Rex of Mlnot. Only the very best bulls have been used on th e farm. In 1925 they purchased the bull. Glory's Rex of Min- I ot. He was probably from one of the greatest dams of the breed for breeding, production and show ring win | nlngs of her time. She has a record of 761 pounds fat in class AA, and this record was made as she was shipped all over the country from fair to fair. The record was started at Minot, South Dakota, by the late Major Pearson. She was shifted to Chicago | and sold at the 1926 national sale for A. R. sons. His daughters, all young cows, average well over 550 pounds fat, one with a world's record as two year old with 763.3 pounds fat. Three daughters and one son of Langwater Actor sold at the 1929 National sale for an average of $1550. Oliver has a full sister with 682 pounds made as a four year old. , The junior herd sire is Yank's Cherub of the Prairie, bred by the late W. W. Marsh of Waterloo. His twenty nearest dams average 667 pounds fat and he traces to animals that have won 43 championships at the national dairy show in these past years He vas second prize calf at thc last Dairy zygots" and "garnets," the "homozy gotes and "hetrozygotes," "pure an impure dominants," and the "domi nant and recessive characters," w Just quit and told him to go on and work it out himself, it was too compli cated for us. It is the purpose at Oakwood Farm to keep the herd strictly up to standard in both individual animnl nnd dn^y production. The herd is being constantly culled for both type *» »1rt n*«*»3.._il —_ * * — _ "•'!-"- -- -i? ~M*.*,4.» iVJl Ul/lJll l/y UL and production. Mr. Bosworth says that a heifer must be a producer, she nust have a good body, straight top md well balanced udder. She must be a regular breeder and the dam of good offspring; and when the time comes to make an official record she must exceed the record of her dam This is a pretty high standard to maintain and it would seem to us nat if kept up would make any herd n honor to its breeder and an honor both individuality and production. Shows a Profit Now, Just a word about the farm. While the judge enjoys the farm, its cattle and all that goes with it, he says "it's no plaything," and anybody who knows him would not say' that it is a rich man's hobby; but the farm is kept aiKj run for profit,. Upon examination of some of the farm accounts it is plain to be seen that the farm, and herd of cattle nre profitable; even in all these "lean yenrs" ne farm has shown a very substantial Ji-oflt after paying high tnxes. matn- nlning a fnmily nnd paying nil thc leccssnry running expenses from venr zine published in Aurora, Illinois, and w 't» a circulation of 100,000 readers The article is as follows: "Quartet & Bosworth. Algona, Iowa. flnisKara very good year in 1930, with the^hent of pure bred Guernseys. IsS* herd SL!?:S °. OW years ' 7" high for the . ORRllt Na testing asssocla- . , l "? n W1U1 nn average of 7,561 pounds niiik nnci 407 - fi pounds blitterfat. and a remarkable herd test of 539 o year First Alfalfa Grown. On this farm was sown the first Haifa and sweet clover sown in Kosuth county, as well as the second silo reeled in the county. It is said that cent. per ,. — .«-iu IYHO taken under the management of ^Herman Bosworth GLORY'S REX OP MINOT-thc intensely bred May Rose bull. YANKS CHERUB OF THE PRAIRlE-Junior Herd sire Conercss ' in a ROLLICKSOM-the first herd bull at Oakwood Farm. ness, but it is a science and an art; , *u a stran e e ^ct that so few « , *u so ew out of the many breeders of live stock h u f a success of reall y im- e breed. It is said that you ,. on the angers of one hand ..•all the really great breeders of any one kind of live stock in the past one hnudred years. For instance, take the Shorthorn breeders, after you have named Bates, Booth, Crukshank and one or two others, you have named all the great breedero of Shorthorn The same thing is true as to the breeders of dairy cattle. During all the twenty-five years that Judge Quarton has been breeding ttiese cattle, he has spared neither time nor money in procuruig the very who has proven a very energetic and successful manager, the Judge and Mr. Bosworth running the herd and farm under the 50-50 plan. An extensive : breeding and official testing program was adopted; the herd was culled and the goal of 500 pounds fat for each .cow was-adopted. The first record finished was by Florence Yeksa Q. 2d. She made 642.7 pounds fat at eleven years of age. Since then about forty official records have been made; all of the records have been made under farm conditions and sev- Hopewell Junction, New York where she finished her record. She Tuberculin Testing. - to the state in which it is located Just to show how near the herd is keeping up to the standard set, here are a few of the high spots: Josephine Yeksa Q., with thc high record on the farm to date, has 763.3 pounds fnt; Yeksa Q. Glory, 581 pounds fat, ns a heifer; Yeksa Q. Eltnn, 600 pounds fat; Yeksa Q. Zcra, 611 pounds fat- Francis Yeksa Q. 530 pounds fat as n two year old. Added to Herd. There arc three young cows on the farm of Cherub breeding which have These been purchased as out crosses. young cows, together with three Cherub 2d., the base of the vjneruo family, and his dam a daughter of the intensely bred May Rose bull, Don Deavolo of Linda Vista. The next herd bull was Marguerite's Stanford, an intensely bred Yeksa, and a grandson of Lord Waukasha. He left 12 daughters in the herd. All are won- right" and ee to that 'his herf h i e besi . nnin s was free from T. B. i'f g ? f St ° Cl tlle herd lnan y times inetrspersed by tests by the beev«' ayerS ' HC iS an be ievei in "~-f ——••"» v«_»(i,i. uuvi WAI/I i uuim daughters of a former herd sire, Cherub's Superior at Wyanefc, nre most promising. These are six young cows, all less than flve years old, three of them having records up to 600 pounds fat with the others promising to do as well. They are to be mated with the junior herd sire, Yank's Cherub of the Prairie, and it is hoped that by so doing to further improve the herd •• in some thirty years ngo, when the first sweet clover was sown, the neighbors threatened to arrest Judge Quarton for spreading noxious weeds over the county, nnd from that dny to this he has fought the buttles of sweet clover. It must be some gratification to him to know thnt thousands of acres of it nre sown every year in every state of the union and every scccl house in tno land advertises thc seed for sale while every farm paper of any note is n consistent advocate of it both ns n fertilizer nnd n forage crop. There is kept from ten to twenty acres in alfalfa at all times, and the tillable land on the farm is in the highest, state of fertility. All this has been accomplished by using clovers nnd mrnyard manure from the barns on thc farm where the seventy head of cattle arc housed. Farm Magazine Praises Herd. An article on the Quarton & Bos- vorth herd record for 1930 appeared n the Dairy Tribune, a farm magn- 'Une winnings were made nt manv shows including Iowa State fair and the Dniry CattI P Congress at Waterloo, Iowa, thus proving that they have type combined with production. Of- ficlnl testing Is also practiced and they nave produced one cow that holds three Iowa State records and is now r.nkltiEr another. Another cow in the herd is making a state record at present." First Three Breeders. The first three breeders of pure brecl Guernseys in Iowa were Judge W B Quarton, Wilbur Marsh of Waterloo and W. C. Wilcox of Des Moines. Of the three. Marc his dead, Wilcox is over ninety years old and the Judge refuses to tell his age. These three have always been fast friends and have always been ready to further the interests of dairying generally and the Guernsey cow in particular. All of them are past presidents of the Iowa Guernsey Breeders Association and as such have had much to do in shaping dairy progress In the state. Judge Qimrton has been , a member of the National Dairy Council for the pn,st fifteen years. There are two hundred members of the council in the United States. He has attended all but two out of the twenty-three nn- tionnl dairy shows Unit have been held in this country which is probably ns good a record as has been made. A Story. In conclusion let us tell a story accuracy of the test ,•- -^movjr Ul Uie IBS! when properly applied and says that a reactor can bo easily discovered by d»« day. ev- the cows milked only twice a One former class leader record . eaer record has been made; three state champion been made and two more — —--~»«, «««&«« UVW 111U1C state champion records have been fln- YEKSA Q REX—Senior herd sire at Oakwood Farm. derful producers, one has just finished as a 3 - GRACE YEKSA Q-one of the foundation cows-135.23 pounds fat. best herd sires that money could buy. He has mainly pursued the same system of line-breedinc; adopted by all great breeders for the purpose of fixing the type and. quality of production and which insures the reproduction of the line-bred sire, or dam, in the offspring. Start of Herd. Judge Quarton did himself, , what he has always advised other breeders to do; he started the herd with but two purebred heifers while the balance of the milking herd was common grade Shorthorn and grade Guernsey cows. The two purebred ished awaiting- approval by the American Guernsey Cattle Club. On November 1, 1930, ths herd had eight advanced register cows, and since then eight more records have been finished awaiting approval by the cattle club W early all records have been mad in double anrj triple letter classe (which means that she must carrv a calf 265 days during the year sh? i on test) as each cow must be a regular reproducer as well as a high producer of milk and butter fat. These cows average 10432 pounds milk and — — iT **«** UJll Wltll )„ iu vr t- Another now entered in the farmei|s' class will be state champion in her class. Eight of these daughters that finished the 1929-30 C. T. A. year, two three year olds and £t £X E" °'^' av 5 a se «?* Pounds the test. He was testing his her many years before the state law re quiring such test was passed. Judge Quarton takes great pride in being a "breeder" of Guernseys and "" fu Senior Herd Bull. not a "dealer" in them. them himself and knows just wha He breeds have The present senior herd bull is Yek- a son of Rex of o Minot, dam Josephine Yeksa Q This cow, Josephine is a granddaughter of two of the foundation cows, Grace Yeksa Q. and Pretor's Jessie, she ha<= four daughters in th e herd all rea' *»-*»* U.AJU VVO J UfcU WIlll they are and the ancestry they come fiom. He points with pride to the many satisfied customers all over this northwest and at times he has shipped bulls to the eastern breedrs Talking about careful breeding, you shou'd see the judge's herd registers both the old and the new. They are "-dels to behold and show on their es that tney are most carefully kept and with perfect accuracy. We ticuu,; u Uiei-e are ar.y family histories rhv , fat - and bei "e of all ages The whole herd was in the cow test- BURT NEWS. &xwy®3£^^ Joe Elvidge of Lone Rock visited his brother, Wm. Sunday. Paul Moore was at Webster City on business one day last week. Mrs. Briggs of Elmore is visiting at the home of her son, John. The John Gettman family moved into .the Roy Ollom house Monday. Mrs. Van Vrankin visited with her mother at Story City last Saturday. Miss Hattie-Worda, is spending her vacation with her parents in Wisconsin. Mr. and Mrs. August Strom of Algona spent Sunday at the Jay Graham home. Mrs. J. T. Heaney left Monday for Prescott, Wisconsin, to visit with her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Prank Seller of Algona called at the O. P. McDonald home Sunday. Mrs. Ackerman and son and G. C. Allen were at Forest City Monday on business. G. W. Patterson came up from Des Moines to spend the week end with his family. W. I. Paylor and Dick Evarden of Ssthervllle were calling on friends here Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Milo Brown of Gamer spent Sunday afternoon at the E O Chipman home. Mrs. J. W. Dorrance went to Chicago Friday night to visit her sister, Mrs. S. J. Barteau. which is told on the Judge by Hugh Van Pelt of Waterloo. Van Pelt and the Judge were driving about the country one flue dny when they spied n large gathering at a farm house. The Judge became curious and they drove into the yard. It seems that there was n funeral there, but the preacher had got his dates mixed up and failed to arrive. One of the dend person's friend 1 ? stood up nnd stiid Hint although the preacher wns absent they would' go on with the funeral nnd wouldn't some friend gbt up and say a few words nbout (he deceased. No one got up nnd there was a long silence. Pretty soon the Judge arose and addressed thc crowd. "Friends," he said, "I was not acquainted with the deceased, but as long ns wo are all gathered here, I would like to sny a few words on the merits of thc Guernsey cow." Mrs - McDonald nnd .i, - a nn children, Mrs. Maude Hanna and Charles and Mrs. Mary McDonald were dinner guests at the O. P. McDonald home Saturday evening. Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Stott, Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Boettcher, Mr. and Mrs. S', S Slgsbee a nd Mr. and Mrs. Ross Elvidge spent Friday at the Albert Granzow home in Algona. Mr and Mrs. G. C. Giddings and daughters, Nina and Zola and Mrs Fred Ringsdorf called on their uncle, '^•thur Ward, at Algona Sunday. Mr. Ward has been ill with influenza. Russell Chipman, Fernley Bettin, T B ^ lchl Jont i Sonr oeder and Patterson returned to their nnd. Mr nnd Mrs. Wm. Freeze of Hnrt- wlck were called here last week by the death of their mother, Mrs. Anna Pommerening. F. L. Pratt returned home from Rockford, Illinois, where he had been the past week with his daughter, who is now getting along nicely following an operation. Mr. Pratt was obliged to "•"" ™ his return while the snow off the road In some places ie storm. Smith and Mrs. W. T. drove to Mason City last Wed,y to meet D. L. McDonald and .„ son, who have been visiting with Jatives at Wilmar, Minnesota. Dur- .Kood _ will spend a week here with wait was clea followl Friday. M. J. Ryerson has been laid up for several days. He injured his limb H some manner and was taken to the Kossuth hospital one day last week to have an x-ray picture taken, to see i the bone was injured. G. Thaves parents here since lalf f Burning to "hishome in Los Angeles 1 California. e«co, n fl f' ' ' °m- panied relatives from Lakota to Roch- Mrf' ra ™ S ° ta ' 8unday to vlsft with tho ,?/ T haves of Lakota, who was ° f a major operation on WGek at the Kohl - PRETOR'S JESSIE-one of the foundation cows. producers and of correct type. rp fl ,, granddaughters and g eat-granddaughters in the herd. The on! 5th ! 10W 1SaSed to Hanks Bros. one of the large breeders at Winne- B °' Minnesota. He was second prize aged bul at the Waterloo Cattle cor ! G record, 630 pounds fat. country more accuratei JOSEPHINE YEKSA Q 3rd—lawa State Champion Class EEE. heifers were Grace Yeksa Q. and Min-|ing association, and Its 1929-30 record ty Yeksa Q. They were direct descendants of the great cow, Yeksa Sunbeam and the bull Yeksa's Prince. There are families of Guernseys Just as there are families of people. For instance, the noted families of Guern- seys are the "Yeksa," the "Glenwood," the "May Rose," the "Cherub" and othen. The Yeksa family was really started by the Fosters of Wisconsin; the Glenwoods by B. T. Gill of Haddonfield, New Jersey; the May Roses by the late Lathrop Ames of Massachusetts, and the Cherubs by the late Wilbur Marsh of Waterloo, . Iowa. All of these men pursued a system of very close line-breeding. of 29 cows, with 20 of these 2 and 3-year old heifers, made an average of 7556 pounds of rnilk and 407.3 pounds fat, with an average test of butterfat of 5.29 ner cent and was the high herd in the association. The herd had the high cow in the "association, a 3 year old heifer, Oriental Suzanne, with 11,655 pounds milk and 555.1 pounds fat. Incidentally it may be said that they, are mathematicians out at the Quai> ton farm, the cow-testing figures show that it cost 21.9 cents per pound to produce butterfat and 1.18 cents per hundred to produce milk and these figures check very closely with what was delivered at the Aleona Co-Op- Gayoso Oliver was purchased at a ong price from Gayoso Farms at Mem' Tennessee. He is an intensely d May Rose, sired by Langwafr Actor, without a doubt the greatest sire of the last five years. He was -I great show bull when youn- and he i's the sire of 20 A. R. daughters and two Warren Ringsdorf of Milwaukee is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Free Ringsdorf, this week. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Gorman and son rom near Sexton were guests at the Gerald Brace home Sunday. Miss Alice Harding who has been t the O. P. McDonald home for several months, left Wednesday. Mrs. Whalen of McComb, Illinois cnme last week for an extended visit with her son, Clifford and family. Mrs. O. G. Schmidt and Mrs. Clias Schrader entertained the M. E ladies at the church Wednesday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. J. o. Isenberger and daughter were guests at the Chester Lamoreux home in Titonka Sunday. Miss Amber Mann, who is attending school at Iowa City, is visiting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Mann. let I T A b ~ by glrl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Jet I Jay Graham last Wednesday. This anc * Mrs. Lloyd Bartlett and »h? Wenfc to Iowa Falls to visit with Mrs. Bartlett's parents, Mr. and Mrs John Danner. Mr. Danner is not M?'.,P£ y returned home Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Graham did the chores while they were gone. ^ M n, and Mrs> cha ''les Miller of Or- r- Minnesota, Richard and Otto n*»i™ «* t-* r ______ » _ _ . V/LUU - = — _.-,,„ from Burt were at Ledyard Saturday to attend the district musical contest. Our high school took part in eight different activities; and won first in each one: Although the three soloists and chamber group. of strings had no competition. Those taking part were the orchestra, boys' glee club, girls' glee club, girls 1 sex- tette, chamber group, violin solo, trombone solo and cornet solo. Special meetings are being held this eek by Rev. J. E. Clifton at the Methodist church. The program will DO as follows: Monday, The Place of the Greatest Revelation; Tuesday The Place of Great Contrasts; Wednesday God's Bewildered Son; Thursday Jesus in Communion. Rev. A. H. Wood will assist Rev. Clifton Thursday ev- iinng. Friday the subject will be At he Foot of me Cross, and Easter Sun"'— A good attendance I i: -••"* w nn^Luttte^ jet aione breeding records. He can trarp I "i ~ ~ru "•"" ""-«"«=ouay. every animal he has for the past twen- ** them four daughters and six ty generations and we doubt if there S °" Sis n man or woman in Algona who Mrs - W ' T ' Peters went to Des Moin- can dp that. The judge himself ad- es T «esday to visit with Miss Julia mits that he can more accurately trace ^ oum e and at the J. E. Goodwin the geneology of his cattle much far- home ' family totoS n he ^ U ' aCe Ws ° Wn l --- ^V.^?^*™ is ^tting alon Furniture —o—*" *« d^vvtitg U1U11 following an operation for ap Too Complicated. Pendicitls. Miss Carlson of Algona wa , I er nurse. pitiSiit and absent hypothesis" thp »«• M S< the| Mr. and Mrs. w. E. McDonald an , •{• an d Mrs. Sherwood McDonald an little son of Algona called at the C S Coffin home Sunday. W. J. Davison has been ill the pas week and Charles Olson has been do mg the janitor work at the schoo house during his absence. Mrs. J. H. Graham and son, Allen returned home Sunday from Webstei City where they were called by the illness of Mrs. Graham's father. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ollom and their children have moved to Armstrong and they will run a sandwich shop there Friends here wish them success. Jtfr. and Mrs. Julius Kunz of Wesley, Mr. and Mrs. Williams, Miss June Corey and Mr. Llnnan of Algona were dinner guests at the Dr. w. T. Peters nome Sunday evening. Q GLORY-has made 318 pounds fat in five months, tolass CO., We have added to our floor a •stock of new furniture. We are now showing a line of Living room, .Dining room and Bed room suites. Our math-ess and bed .spring stock is complete. You can trade your old for new \\ r e have a large stock of used furnilure at all iimes and do upholstering and repairing and repair sowing machines. The Furniture Shop Phone 399

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