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Biographical entry Yuill, William John (1885 - 1960)

10 October 1885
Sebastian, Victoria, Australia
5 October 1960
Parkville, Victoria, Australia


William 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.



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

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