the basis of the present na
tock disseminated around Christie.
yrshire cattle in this county were introduced by Sol. Nason early in the
s. He had an excellent bull and he became the sire of many excellent cows for
. Nason. John Dore bought some of this stock and gradually
was scattered throughout the
own of Grant where to-day one may see in some
of the native stock the color and the symmetry of the
The Jersey cattle were fir
e by Jo
Dore on the pres
s farm. He bought an excellent sire from Judge. B Bryant of Madison.
This bull w
as known as
families of Jers
ht here by James O’
Holstein Fresians came thru the ef
forts of Levi
twenty-five years ago. Later Ed Carter of Humb
ird went down
ork and purchased of Smiths, Powell and Lamb eleven head.
heifers at $300. each and a bull at a cost of $500.
This was twenty years ago.
The Dutch Belted were brought in her from Osseo by J.
W. Short of the
They were known then as Laken Fe
lders and to-day whereve
there is a
small fraction of this original blood the
white belt still appears on the native
The Herefords came thru the ef
forts of Rual
eston, son of Sam
were kept on the
eston farm for a time.
This was in the 70’
They were finally
shipped to La Crosse as they did not seem
to take here. It is also said th
white faced cattle were a part of the foundation stock of the
and traces of the white face
may yet be seen there.
but there were so few that they are not
The Guernseys have come to us in the last few years and have their
history to make in this county
Austin bought the first Poland China Hogs into this county and paid the sum
r three an
At one time Mr
Austin had 85 head of cows on his farm all of Jersey and
This is the biggest milking herd ever owned in the county and
the milk from them filled a two thousand pound vat every day
Austin built the first creamery and operated the first cream separator in the
The writer well remembers how hard Mr
Austin worked in these first
trying to make Clark county farm
ers think that creameries really were
a paying proposition. He buil
the first silo in the county an
d people said that he
was crazy when he told them th
uld as s
rass as to
them without silage.
As the year
s pass the old
derived from all of the above s
and others will gradually give way to
pure beef stock of some of the improved
The old brindled and speckled cows had merit for they served the people
real well when they could ill af
. But “Speck” and “Dappie” must pass
, Clark County