Jean Du Luth Farm, Duluth, Minn.


This page from the Dec. 16, 1915 issue of The Breeder’s Gazette is not easy to read in this format, but there’s a funny tidbit in there. Apparently someone at the farm named a cow after J. Proctor Knott, the U.S. Representative from Kentucky who in 1871 ridiculed a bill to subsidize westward expansion of railroads by lampooning Duluth in a famous speech that was later published under the title “The Untold Delights of Duluth.”

From the list of stats in the right column:

14 of Proctor Knott’s first daughters in milk average 428 lbs. fat, official. Half of these are heifer records.

Knott and his speech were the theme of a PDD Quiz back in January.

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