FARMERS: No. 1 Cow

Nine-year-old Carnation Ormsby Madcap Fayne, an aristocratic Washington cow of Holstein-Friesian parentage, completed last week a new annual world's record for milk production. Carnation, called Capper by her chums, last year gave 24 times her own weight (1,750 lb.) in milk, a total of 41,944 lb., an average of 55 quarts a day—more milk than nine ordinary cows can manage.

Capper wrested her title from an English shorthorn named Cherry. Cherry had taken her record from Capper's older half-sister, Carnation Orrnsby Butter King, who—according to Capper's press agent—died shortly afterwards of a broken heart.

Capper lives in style: her escort and sole...

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