Thursday, November 24, 2016

Beer-Bellied Beeves

Detroit Free Press, February 3, 1934
A brewer's problem of refuse mash is a farmer's Godsend save for one extenuating circumstance: corpulent cows! Big-bellied beeves are fine for feeding humans but not-so-great for their caretakers as was evidenced by Eloise workers in 1934. The cows became so large from consumption of beer mash that they couldn't fit in their milking stalls.

Superintendent Thomas K. Gruber's answer was to enlarge the stalls. County Board Auditor Edward H. Williams, being a more diplomatic soul, deferred to the dictates of governmental reason and mandated that Eloise procure smaller cows.

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