Hoard buys a farm to test his dairying theories
Prospect Farm (Hoard's Dairyman Farm)
William Dempster Hoard acquired Prospect Farm in 1899 and used it as a laboratory for testing the practices promoted in his magazine, Hoard's Dairyman. Hoard advocated the use of alfalfa as a dairy feed, maintaining a cow census, and the registration of dairy herds to track milk production. Hoard's magazine also encouraged improvements to the silo and the use of silage as a feed source. He further worked on the eradication of milk-borne tuberculosis.
Mining, Logging, and Agriculture|
The Rise of Dairy Farming
|Creator: ||Snell, Asa
|Pub Data: ||Wisconsin National Register of Historic Places.
|Citation: ||Prospect Farm/Hoard's Dairyman Farm. Wisconsin National Register of Historic Places.
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