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Yuill, William John (1885 - 1960)

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Born: 10 October 1885  Sebastian, Victoria, Australia.  Died: 5 October 1960  Parkville, Victoria.
William John Yuill was a self-made man, who began working for the Victorian Department of Agriculture as a dairy supervisor in 1917 and progressed to become supervisor of herd testing for Victoria in 1937, a position he held until his retirement in 1948. He was responsible for adopting and popularising the slogan of "Breed, Weed and Feed". He also helped establish the Yinnar Herd Testing Association and the Gippsland United Cow Testing Association (later the Victorian United Cow Testing Association then the Victorian Herd Improvement Association). In 1921 he introduced the first Young Farmers' Club 1921 and was on the central council of the organisation for many years.

Career Highlights

1917 - c. 1936Dairy supervisor with the Victorian Department of Agriculture
1920Yinnar Herd Testing Association established
1925Travelled Victoria with the Better Farming Train
1930Established the Dairy Farm Competition
1937 - 1948Supervisor of herd testing for Victoria
1948 - Publicity Officer for the Australian Jersey Herd Book Society


Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Rosanne Walker
Created: 30 June 1997
Modified: 8 August 2006

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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