Scripps William E. Cattle Champion Steer Michigan State Fair . 7 neg

1938-09-01

Unidentified men and pose with William E. Scripps' champion cow at the Michigan State Fair in Detroit, Michigan. "William E. Scripps founded the true heart of the estate, Wildwood Farm, in 1916. Though he described the farm as his “hobby,” he took it very seriously; he implemented state-of- the- art agricultural practices in land reclamation and stock breeding, by the late 1920s, the farm was world famous ... Scripps helped improve the worldwide genetic lines of Aberdeen (Black) Angus beef cattle by selective breeding of a disease resistant steer, he also raised purebred milk cows, swine, sheep, and poultry, and had a modern dairy operation, from the William E. Scripps Estate website.


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