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Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin
(1913-1919)

Bullock, D. S.
Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin. Bulletin 50: the right dairy sire and how to manage him PDF (872.5 KB)



        REAL VALUE PROVEN BY DAUGHTERS
   The real value of a dairy sire to any herd is told when his
daughters freshen. Then we are able to tell whether or not he
is improving the herd. If the daughters are better producers
than their dams were at the same age we are on the right track.
A sire which does not improve the herd and whose daughters
are not better than their dams should be sold at once. The
sire which does improve a herd should either be kept in the
herd or sold to someone who can use him as a breeder. Many
good Wisconsin sires have been sold to butchers before their
real value became known.
              SHOULD PRODUCE GOOD OFFSPRING
The bull's value is determined by the production of his daughters. These
five
        daughters of a pure bred sire each produced more than
                 408 pounds of butter fat In a year
         THE DAIRY SRE NEEDS GOOD CARE
   The dairy sire should be grown well from the day of his
birth and not be allowed to become stunted-size is one of the
important qualities in a dairy sire. In winter silage or roots
should be fed but only in small quantities. A growing bull
should not receive more than five pounds of silage a day and
when full-grown not more than 10-15 pounds. Too much silage
may cause him to become an uncertain breeder. A good ration
is-silage 8-15 pounds, hay 10-12 pounds and from 2-4 pounds
of a grain mixture consisting of three parts of oats and one
cf bran.


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