AGRICULTURE: The Champ

He was not the greatest show animal ever bred, but as a dairy bull he has had few equals. In 13 years, hefty, mahogany-and-white Netherhall Swanky Dan, an Ayrshire bred in Scotland, had lumbered into 84 show rings, had won the championship every time. At the Ayrshire Breeders Association in Brandon, Vt, a file of cards, with 200 names was needed to register his offspring, valued at some $200,000. One of his offspring, Cavalier's Swanky Hughina, set a formidable record for Ayrshires by producing 18,817 Ibs. of milk and 656 Ibs. of butterfat in a year. Two others, Cavalier's...

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