Fonds MSS 128 (A1994-043) - SMR Breeders Co-op Ltd. fonds

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SMR Breeders Co-op Ltd. fonds

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MSS 128 (A1994-043)

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  • 1952-1980 (Creation)
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    SMR Breeders Co-op Ltd.

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0.28 m of textual records.

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(ca. 1940- 1979)

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Artificial insemination in cattle was first introduced in Manitoba in the early 1940's. A company concerned with cattle insemination was started up in 1952 by a group of local farmers and businessmen from the Stanley and Rhineland municipalities, from which its first official name was derived, S & R Artificial Breeders. The first annual meeting was held on May 1, 1952. The goal of the association was to help farmers enhance the quality of milk and beef. On May 16, 1952 the association had bred its first cow through artificial insemination, and after funding was received by the Department of Agriculture an insemination technician was hired. In 1960 the association was officially incorporated and named SMR Breeders Co-op Ltd., the M representing the municipality of Montcalm. The growth of the association peaked in 1962 when over 2800 cows had been artificially bred. By the late 1970's, SMR ran into financial difficulties and was hurt by lack of interest. In 1979 at its 27th annual meeting, the members decided to dissolve the association.

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The fonds was donated to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections in 1994 by Bernie Zacharias, secretary of the association.

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The fonds consists of receipt and account books, minute books, financial records, insemination reports, membership information, certificates, and correspondence.

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Finding aid created by Carole Barnabé (August 1998). Finding aid encoded by Julianna Trivers (October 2002). Revision History: July 26, 2005 - MSS 128 converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).
Revised by N. Courrier ( July 2019).

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