Animals: Butterfat Feat

When a cow produces 1,000 lbs. of butterfat in a year, that is good news for her owner, big news for dairymen. Last week the American Jersey Cattle Club was celebrating the biggest news yet: a new world's butterfat champion. Six-year-old, 1,000-lb. Sybil Tessie Lorna 996685, a Jersey owned by L. A. Hulbert of Independence, Ore., had produced 17,121 lbs. of milk in the official 305-day test period, enough butterfat to outweigh herself by 20 lbs. Previous holder of the all-breed record was Aaltje Salo Hengerveld Segis 823991, a Vermont Holstein who produced...

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