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Wisconsin Dairymen's Association / Thirty-first annual report of the Wisconsin Dairymen's Association : held at Fond du Lac, Wis., February 11, 12 and 13, 1903. Report of the proceedings, annual address of the president, and interesting essays and discussions relating to the dairy interests

Jacobs, E. C.
[Remarks],   pp. 132-139 PDF (1.9 MB)

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study which will be the beat breed for himn and that will be his 
fawey then, and be will look askance at the other breeds, will be 
looking for flaws in them. 
Mr. Gurler: How would it do to feed the bull the same 
grain feed that you feed the milk cow ? 
Mr. Hill: It would do. The ration that I mentioned is what 
I believed to be about the best for the dairy cow as well. I 
would want him to have a nitrogenous ration and it soms to be 
an established fact that the best dairymen and breeders today 
have ceased feeding very much corn silage. Very many of them 
have impaired the usefulness of the bull by feeding him corn 
Mr. Jacobs: Because it is carbonaceous ? 
Mr. Hill: That is the reason usually given and it probably 
is the yeason. Clover hay I think to be the very best rough feed 
for the bull that we have today. 
Mr. Hyatt: Would roots hurt them ? 
Mr. Hill: No, I don't think so. 
Mr. Hyatt: I have been feeding them about fifty year 
Mr. Foster: The gentleman speaks- about depending upon 
the record of his ancestors. Is it a good record to go by when 
they say a cow made so much butter in a week or a day. 
Mr. Hill: Personally I have very little use for any record 
short of a year. I have known in my own herd so many cows 
that have made large weekly records and only ordinary yearly 
records, and, on the other hand, some that acaroady made two 
pounds of butter a day, at their very best, have made 500pounds 
a year. 
A Member: Do you think that a cow that has made a great 
yearly record will impair her vitality enough so that it will affect 
her offspring and that they will be as prepotent and strong as one 
that has not been crowded so hard? 
Mr. Hill: I think we are in pretty deep water, at least I am. 
Itwould be hMrsay more than personal experience if I attempted 
to answer, except in one instance. I did have in my herd a bull 
fAom a cow that had been pushed for a large yearly record, and it 
in no way impaired his usefulness, although his mother was 
carrying this bull at the time im wsa m yaki  the record; but I 
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