For a number of years it has been generally recognized that one of the most satisfactory methods of controlling Bang's disease in dairy cattle is to locate spreaders by means of the agglutination test and to eliminate them from the herd. The success of such a plan in relation to Utah dairy herds was not clearly understood because of the physical farm set-up peculiar to many communities in this state. The village of Hyde Park where this study was made is organized on such a community basis. Usually, a house and livestock buildings are constructed on the town lot, consisting of from 1.25 to 2.5 acres. Gardens are grown on this village tract, but the major portion of agricultural products is produced on larger tracts of land which are from one-half to three miles from the village. This community plan provided some protection from hostile Indians in pioneering days and permitted such facilities as piped water and, in later years, electric light service. Social and educational advantages are highly evident. Each 10-acre block was divided so that from six to eight families live in one block, each family unit being equipped with the necessary barns and chicken coops. This arrangement permits one farmer's corral to adjoin his neighbor's, thus permitting in some cases surface drainage to flow directly from one corral to another. During pasture season the usual practice has been to drive milk cows daily to pasture some distance from the village, each dairyman usually maintaining his own private pasture. The water-table in this area is too high for land cultivation. Practically all pastures are confined within an area of 2 square miles. Milk cows are returned to barns for milking in the evening. En route to and from pasture there is considerable mingling of herds. During part of the pasture season, some dairymen milk their cows in the pastures, although this practice is not general.
Madsen, D. E. and Larsen, O. G., "Bulletin No. 272 - Transmissibility of Bang's Disease among Dairy Cattle in a Utah Dairy Village" (1936). UAES Bulletins. Paper 234.