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Cow Sense on Story Net

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Butch Crack has a knack for cattle breeding and he figured out a long time ago that hed rather sell cows than milk them.

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Cow Sense

Recording Date:- 24-10-2012

Storyteller:- David Gordon Crack

Province:- Quebec

Language:- English

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Butch Crack has a knack for cattle breeding and he figured out a long time ago that hed rather sell cows than milk them.


"When a bull would get pretty popular it was kind of nice if you had a bunch in the tank."

Butch Crack has a knack for cattle breeding and he figured out a long time ago that hed rather sell cows than milk them. Dealing and showmanship, it seemed, were in his blood. By the time he was old enough to attend school, hed already started to learn the ropes at the Richmond County Fair, bedding down in the barns for the night with his father and their purebred Jerseys. For 53 years hes gone to every edition of the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto but three.

Butch pedaled bull semen for years, running an artificial insemination business from the family farm in the Eastern Townships. Meanwhile he and his wife Phyllis raised two children and continued to build up their own prize-winning Holstein herd. Switching to Holsteins proved very lucrative, it turns out. The first young cow Butch bought cost $400 in 1967. At a sale in Italy just a few years ago a Crackholm Farm heifer fetched $40,000.

StoryNet spoke with Butch Crack about his life, his family and his business.

Recorded in Richmond, Quebec.