The Caddo Herald
August 31, 1936
Students May Pay Way thru Murray with Good Milk Cow
Students of the Murray State School of Agriculture at Tishomingo will be given an opportunity of paying their living expenses by supplying school dormitories with milk.
The school will purchase milk above that furnished by the dairy herd, enough to supply the needs of students who board at dormitories, and will give enrolled students first chance to supply these needs.
Under this plan the school will proved quarters, water, and a limited amount of pasturage for one cow for each student given the arrangement; student to provide the feed, care for and milk the cow. Price paid for milk will be 25c to 30c per gallon and maybe more, depending on the butterfat test and market price. Cows must be certified as free from tuberculosis and Bang’s disease.
A similar plan has been used in the school before. Some students with cows that were excellent producers have been able to pay all living expenses for the school year and have as much as $50 at the end of the year. A cow that produces 3 to 4 gallons a day usually pays all student expenses.
Thirty-five cows were kept last year by students under this plan. Indications now are that many more cows will be needed to supply the demand this year.