Holstein Friesian Cattle in Ontario

Holstein Friesian Cattle in Ontario (HM1MPF)

Location: Ingleside, Ontario K0C 1M0 Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties
Country: Canada
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N 44° 57.919', W 75° 2.022'

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In 1881 Michael Cook, who operated a prosperous 200-acre farm here, imported the first Holstein Friesian cattle into Ontario. This was part of a movement among progressive farmers to find a breed of cattle that would produce enough milk for Ontario's growing dairy industry, especially cheese production. Initially Cook imported two bulls and ten cows. He continued to import Holstein cattle from the United States and The Netherlands, and distribute them throughout the province. The Holstein quickly established its reputation with Ontario farmers and, in 1886, the Dairymen's Association of Eastern Ontario recognized the Holstein as the leading milk-producing breed.
Placed ByOntario Heritage Foundation
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Date Added Monday, August 10th, 2015 at 10:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 497342 N 4979098
Decimal Degrees44.96531667, -75.03370000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 57.919', W 75° 2.022'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 57' 55.14" N, 75° 2' 1.32" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Morrisons Rd, Ingleside Ontario K0C 1M0, CA
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