|HISTORY OF THE CORNWALL CHEESE AND BUTTER BOARD|
Mutual Netherland, Korndyke, No. 21,982.
A.R.O. Milk 7 Days 482.2 lbs; Butter 19 lbs; at 3 Years 1 Month
Holstein Cow, D.A. Grant, Owner
|HE breed commonly known in Canada as the Holstein, although officially recognized as the Holstein-Fresian, would be more correctly designated as the "Dutch" breed. This was the last of the typical dairy breeds to be brought into Canada. A prominent dairy expert writing of the Holstein has this to say: "Being fully convinced of the superior quality of Holsteins, and believing that they would make a desirable breed for this country, five progressive Canadian farmers ventured across the line in 1882 and 1883 to secure some of these celebrated cattle. A very peculiar part of this was that four or five men from different parts of the province started to import just about the same time, neither being aware of the other's importation until they reached the quarantine station at Point Edward, where all cattle had to remain for three months at the owners' risk. This entailed great expense, and often caused loss and injury to the animals. In the years 1884 and 1885, several importations were made direct from Holland to Canada by American importers, and disposed of by public auction."|
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