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Vol. 4 (1852)

Wisconsin and Iowa farmer, and northwestern cultivator. Vol. IV, no. 7,   pp. [145]-168 PDF (9.3 MB)

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up in the course of winter, and in the ensu- of life than the other. They
both seem tU
ing spring both of them had calves again   perform  equally important offices.
If thia
                                              view be taken, the cob cannot
be regarded ai
but as one of the second calves died, the old deficient in those bodies which
contribute t
calf took to sucking his mother and continued support respiration and nutrition.
to do so all the season.  But be growed no   The tabebelow, shows about the
faster than his mate of the formner vear.- of the several proximate organic
bodies throwr
          |                  .      #      ~~~~~~~~~away in reiectinrrtecbacgtdfo
These calves had no other feed or care than a                 the cob, calculated
from thc
m l                                          analysis of the small white
flint variety.-
my other cattle. But at three yea's oll they 1 000 lbs. of cars contain not
far from 200 lbs
would girth at least six feet, and I sold them  of cob and 800 lbs. of grain.
These contaii
for $50, unbroke.                            the following bodies in the
following propor.
   Last spring I had an Irishman at work for tionsexpressedin pounds &
decimals ofa pound
me, who said that "in his conntry" they fed                  20C
Ibs, 800 lbs. 1,000 lbse
calves on oat meal porridge.  My calves were Sagarand extract, 13'502 115,320
taken from the cows at about two days old, Starc,         127.687   7.712
and raised by band,being fed on sweet skimmed Oil,                     39
824   39824
milk, and the porridgeand better calves, except Matter separated by  21.85
the above two, I never raised. This spring my  potash from fiber, 45.404
 51.S86  97260
calves are treated as the last, except they get Albsein,   10.18   37.136
no milk until it has raised all its cream, and Dextrine or gum,  2.310  20.224
becomes sour. The porrige is made new for Resgin.               1.806   
                                              Glutinous miatter,7.402   
them twice a day and given to them before it                           --
gets entirely cool, and they do even better                   200 lbs. 800
lbs. 1,000 lbs.
                  laIt year. ,,,,e hint, . ay  In the above table, the inorganic
matter is
than those did of last year. These hnts naynot separately considered, it
being distributed
be of use to some of your readers. Winter among the several organic bodies.
By re-
feeding of oat meal would, no doubt, be good. jecting the cobs of 1,000 lbs,
of dry ears,
                       ALFRED BRUNSON.       about 200 lbs. of organic matter
is lost, which
  Prairie du Chien, Wis., May 24th '52.   consists of 13+ lbs. of sugar and
extract, 127J
                                             lbs. of fiber, 451 lbs. of matter
separated from
Remarks on the Nutritive value of Corn fiber by a weak solution of potash,
1J lbs. of
                   Cobs.                     albumen, 0.288 of a lb. of casein,
2.31 lbs. of
     It is well known that the manure of an an- gum or dextrine, 1.8 lbs.
of resin, and 7.4 lbs.
  It IS well known that the manure of an ai- of glutinous matter.  Hence
the cob, although
imal varies in quality with the food ihichr it not rich in nutritive matter,
can by no means
eats; and that generally manure is richer in be said to be destitute of those
nitrogen bodies, and less rich in non-nitrogen-  said  to    support    
ized matter than the food consumed.  Proba- principles which go to support
bly a greater proportion of 100 lbs. of nitro-    [N. Y. State Transactions,
for 1848.
gen bodies would be assimilated by the sys-     A Remedy for Worms in Sheep.
tam, if it were mixed with 500 lbs of non-
nitrogenized matter, and still more of it mixed  It is a well known fact
that sheep are some-
with 1,000 lbs., than if taken into the system  times troubled with worms
in the head, to the
undiluted or alone. It should be borne in great annoyance, if not damage
to whole
mind that it is as essential for food to contain flocks. And various kinds
of treatment are
bodies destitute of nitrogen, (such as starch, resorted too, to stop the
eviL  Even spirits of
sugar, oil, &cd,) or those which go to support turpentine and corrosive
 poisons, enough, and respiration in the body, as it sometimes to kill the sheep,
are thrown into
is for it to have nitrogen compounds to nour- the nasal passages, which serve
only to make
ish or supply the waste of the living tissues, the worms recede farther into
the cells around
[Hence food, suited best to sustain animal life, the bram.
s that which is made up of these two classes  The most effective remedy that
I have ev-
)f bodies, mixed in the proper proportion.- er known, is the following :-Take
honey, di-
And a deficiency in the one is equally as del- luted with a little warm 
water, a sufficient
eterious to the healthy existence of the ani- quantity, and inject into the
nose freely, with
nal as a deficiency in the other; therefore a 4 oz. syringe. The worm will
leave his re-
we can hardly say that one of these classes treat in search of this new 
article of food;
s in reality more essential to the maintenance and when once in contact with
the honey. be-

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