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1904 St. Louis Worlds Fair
Dairy Barn Rules
Secretary, Chas F. Mills, issued rules for dairy exhibitors during the
Dairy Barn will be open for visitors from the hours of 9 a.m. to 6
barns are to be well cleaned each morning no later that 9 o’clock
and are to be ready for inspection no later than 10:30 a.m.
manure must be promptly removed from the barns as voided between the
hours of 9 o’clock a.m. and 6 o’clock p.m.
cows are to be properly groomed no later than 10 a.m. and to be
scrupulously clean between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
three daily periods for commencing to milk are 4 o’clock a.m., 12
o’clock p.m., and 7 o’clock p.m.
two daily periods for commencing to milk are 6 o’clock a.m. and 6
milking will be done under the supervision of the representative of
the committee of the agricultural experiment stations.
milk is to be weighed and sampled by the representative and by him it
will be made a matter of record.
Dairy Barns under construction, 1904.
three daily feeding periods are 4 o’clock a.m., 12 o’clock p.m.,
and 7 o’clock p.m.
feed is to be weighed by the representative of the agricultural
experiment station and he will make it as a matter of record.
said representative will see that the feed is weighed for each cow
daily and is fed to the respective animal as specified by the barn
the attendants are to be admitted into the railing enclosing the
cows without passes.
milkers are to be neatly attired in clean white suits, and the other
attendants in clean suits of blue denim: the suits should be freshly
ironed for the noon milking.
milkers will care only for the cows placed in the especial charge of
each by the barn superintendent, to whom they will look for orders.
desiring information will make application to the barn
superintendent and not interfere by question or otherwise with the
attendants in the discharge of their duties.
applications of visitors for admission within the railing enclosing
the cows must be made to the respective barn superintendent.
No loud talking or noise tending to disturb the cows will be permitted.
The St. Louis World’s Fair was an amazing site for all to see. In order for the Fair to be the best, the fair operators created these rules for the Dairy Barn to keep it looking nice and orderly, just like all other facilities at the fair.
Reference: Farmer and Stockman, July 16, 1904
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