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Benson Cow Testing Association, 1909

Benson Cow Testing Association, 1909

Title

Benson Cow Testing Association, 1909

Description

Members of the Benson Cow Testing Association are shown in 1909 in this photograph. The group is composed of twenty-four men. In the back row, third from the right is R.K. Bliss, who received a B.A. in animal husbandry from Iowa State College (University) in 1905, and was Director of Extension at Iowa State College (University), a position he held from 1914 to 1946. Several horse carriages of the phaeton/surrey style appear in the background.
The Department of Animal Husbandry was established in 1898. At that time, the department had five breeds of horses, six breeds of cattle, seven breeds of sheep, and breeds of swine used for classes and research in breeding and feeding. Also in 1898, students in the Animal Husbandry participated in the first intercollegiate livestock judging contest at the Trans-Mississippi Exposition in Omaha, Nebraska. Throughout the 20th century, the curriculum has focused on animal breeding and nutrition, meat and milk production, and pork, poultry, beef, dairy, sheep and equine systems management. The name of the Department was changed of the Department of Animal Science in 1962. The Department of Poultry Science merged with the Department in 1971.

Creator

Iowa State University

Source

9-13-F.Dairy.703-6-2

Publisher

Iowa State University Library Special Collections; http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/index.html

Date

1909
2007-04-06

Rights

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Relation

University Photographs; http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/collections/images.html

Format

Photograph
24.1 x 19.1 cm

Type

Still Image (color)
Image

Identifier

9-13-F.Dairy.703-6-2
http://cdm16001.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15031coll15/id/130