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Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, June 12, 2024

In 1924, a survey taken estimated there were between 4,000 and 5,000 cows being milked in Phillips County. Farmers were beginning to recognize the value of the cream check coming in each week that helped to pay for groceries.

The Great Northern Railway set up meetings along the Hi-Line to show Holstein bull calves that they had purchased from the Carnation Farm. The railroad felt that if farmers used better dairy bulls, the butterfat production in the cream could be more than doubled in 3 to 4 years which would result in much higher profits.

On October 3, 1924, the Great Northern Railway showe...


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