Holstein-Friesian records.

The Holstein-Friesian Association has four prize divisions, with seven classes in each division. Following are the leading records for each class in three of the divisions, — the 7-day, 30-day, and the semiofficial or yearly division. Breeders are not usually satisfied to have their cows merely qualify, but strive to see how much they can exceed the minimum requirements, which are as follows: —

If the cow calves at two years of age or under, 7.2 lb. fat in seven consecutive days.

If the cow calves at three years of age, 8.8 lb. fat in seven consecutive days.

If the cow calves at four years of age, 10.4 lb. fat in seven consecutive days.

If the cow calves at five years of age or older, 12.0 lb. fat in seven consecutive days.

If the cow calves between two and three years, or between three and four years, or between four and five years old, every day of increased age adds to the requirement of the year .00439 of a pound of fat.

Leading cows in the 7-day division

Name of Cow

No.

Age

Milk

Fat

Pontiac Pet.........

69710

7- 5-10

590.7

30.142

Pontiac Clothilde De Kol 2d.....

69991

6-10-24

646.1

29.766

Aaggie Cornucopia Pauline.....

48426

4-11- 4

659.2

27.459

Jessie Fobes Bessie Homestead ....

100742

4- 1-18

571.3

27.964

K. P. Alcartra..........

99163

3- 9-19

552.0

24.692

K. P. Metis...........

110268

3- 4-24

654.2

25.394

Lockhart De Kol.........

101544

2-11-21

566.9

23.418

Cedar Lawn De Kol Johanna ....

113565

2- '2-20

513.7

20.697

Leading cows in the 30-day division

Name of Cow

No.

Age

Milk

Fat

Pietertje Maid Ormsby..........

78051

6- 4-14

2,567.8

116.530

Pontiac Clothilde De Kol 2d.....

69991

6-10-24

2,588.4

116.229

Aaggie Cornucopia Pauline..

48426

4-11- 4

2,640.3

110.093

Jessie Fobes Bessie Homestead ....

100742

4- 1- 8

2,886.0

113.727

Lady Longfield 4th's Homestead Lass . .

100738

3-11-19

2,651.6

99.536

Bloomingdale Hengerveld Ormsby .

88658

3- 5-12

2,093.9

102.256

Lockhart De Kol.............

101544

2-11-21

2,415.9

93.226

Edith Prescott Pontiac

123450

2- 3- 4

1,728.8

81.225

Leading cows in the semi-official yearly division (Holstein)

Colantha 4th's Johanna

48577

8- 1-19

27,432.5

998.260

Vale de Kol Elliston........

87448

4- 8- 4

24,191.9

832.330

Trixy Stone..............

82045

4- 3- 2

19,519.2

645.010

Pietertje Lass Aaggie Netherland 2d . .

104094

3-10-10

20,165.4

660.750

Pauline Johanna De Kol 2d

97145

3- 3- 9

19,349.5

639.154

Prescott Mercedes Julip 2d

101873

2- 9-14

19,153.4

680.809

Copia Hengerveld 2d's Buttercup . . .

93139

2- 3-26

18,349.3

679.950

Ayrshire records.

A cow is eligible for Advanced Registry in the Ayrshire Breeders' Association as follows: —

No cow shall be admitted to Advanced Registry unless she shall have been previously recorded in the Ayrshire Record.

Two-year-old form. — Year's record. If her record begins the day she is two years old, or before that time, she shall, to entitle her to record, give not less than 6000 pounds of milk in 365 consecutive days from the beginning of the test and 214.3 pounds of butter fat, and for each day she is over two years old at time of beginning the test there shall be added 1.37 pounds of milk to the 6000 pounds and .06 pound of butter fat to the 214.3 pounds.

Three-year-old form. — If her record begins the day she is three years old, she shall, to entitle her to record, give not less than 6500 pounds of milk in 365 consecutive days from the beginning of the test and 236 pounds of butter fat, and for each day she is over three years old at the time of beginning the test there shall be added 2.74 pounds of milk to the 6500 pounds and .12 pound of butter fat to

AYRSHIRE RECORDS the 236 pounds, which addition shall be made in each succeeding form to maturity.

Four-year-old form. - Year's record - 7500 pounds of milk and 279 pounds of butter fat.

Mature form. - Year's record - 8500 pounds of milk and 322 pounds of butter fat.

Two-year-old form (Ayrshire)

Name of Cow

Lb. Milk

Lb. Fat

Lb. Butter

Hazel of Sand Hill.........

11,078 11,060 10,970 10,398

627.13 461.33 425.47 436.95

732

Polly Puss 2d...........

538

Kaziah of Highland

497

Ithan 5th...................

510

   

Three-year-old form

McAlister's Betty

14,208

581.41

678

Matie of Sand Hill.........

13,897

593.16

692

Bernice Clyde

12,505

529.36

618

Keepsake 2d

12,235

534.38

623

Curfew Bell............

11,181

502.99

587

Four-year-old form

Bessieof Rosemont........

14,102

578.57

675

Cora T. 2d............

12,230

510.67

596

Bell Ayer

11,934

492.91

575

Lady Douglas of Riverside

11,577

447.72

522

Douglas Cordelia............

11,448

411.10

480

Mature cow class

Netherall Brownie 9th..........

18,110

820.91

958

Rena Ross.......................

15,072

643.71

751

Midget of Sand Hill.........

14,433

521.86

609

Auchenbrain White Beauty 2d.....

13,789

564.39

658

Fern Ayer....................

13,601

519.64

606

Auchenbrack Sweet Pea 2d......................

13,097

532.87

622

Guernsey records.

All cows admitted to the Advanced Register must previously be entered in The Herd Register of The American Guernsey Cattle

Club. Any such will be admitted into the Advanced Registry under any one or more of the following conditions: Cows - a. Admitted for milk or butter-fat records and scaling over 75 points.

Cows - b. Admitted for milk and butter records without scaling.

All cows admitted must equal or exceed one of the following: Year's milk record. — If record is commenced the day the animal is two years or previous to that day, she must produce within one year of that date, 6000 lb. of milk. For each day the animal is over two years old at the beginning of her year's record, the amount of milk she will be required to produce in the year will be established by adding 3.65 lb. for every such day to the 6000 lb., required when two years old.

This ratio is applicable until the animal is five years old, when the required amount will have reached 10,000 lb.; which will be the amount of milk required of all cows five years old or over.