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1922: Meeting discusses eradicating tuberculosis in Rock County cattle

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Betty Mann, Rock County Historical Society president

The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on December 15, 1922:
State Livestock Specialist to Propose Methods of Eradicating Tuberculosis From Rock County Herds
The lecture on tuberculosis eradication work which has been scheduled for tomorrow afternoon under the auspices of the Livestock Sanitary board and the committee on tuberculosis eradication work, promises to be of great interest not only to the farmers and livestock breeders of the county, but to every other citizen as well, and every man and woman is urged to attend.
The meeting will be held at the Commercial club rooms, and will begin at 2:15 p.m. or directly after the close of the street Christmas celebration. W.A. Peck, of University Farm, or Dr. Fritz, a tuberculosis specialist, will be here for the afternoon. The speaker will give statistical information showing the heavy losses sustained each year by livestock breeders through tuberculosis, which during the last fifteen years has raised from 15 to 25 per cent of the total numbers of swine slaughtered.
Donations to the Rock County Historical Society can be sent to the Rock County Historical Society, P.O. Box 741, Luverne, MN 56156.
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