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Wisconsin Dairymen's Association / Thirty-second annual report of the Wisconsin Dairymen's Association : held at Platteville, Wis., February 10, 11 and 12, 1904. Report of the proceedings, annual address of the president, and interesting essays and discussions relating to the dairy interests
(1904)

Hall, Charles L.
Cheap feeds for our cows,   pp. 151-156 PDF (1.2 MB)


Discussion,   pp. 156-168 PDF (2.8 MB)


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1Thiry-weconad Annual Report of ike 
We depend almost entirely on bran, supplemented with 
0. P. oil meal and gluten feed. 
We not only like the bran as feed, but the manure from it 
is worth nearly twice as mnuch as from oats or- barley, and more 
than twice as much as from corn. 
At the prices that maintain this year, old process oil meal is 
probably the cheapest feed we can buy, but of course, we can- 
not make this the entire grain ration. 
Nearly all winter it has been offered at $22.00 per ton, 
delivered anywhere in Wisconsin, in car lots. 
Because these are the cheapest feeds we can buy, does not 
H            prove they are the cheapest for you. 
Local mills   (or lDrs will af   Ar n .-I. 
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middlings, malt products, or other by-products far below their 
value. 
Because a feed sells for a low price, is no proof it is cheap. 
In my locality, I have known farmers, this winter, to pay 
$12.00 per ton for buckwheat hulls, worth no more than straw. 
As true producers, 'we must constantly study our local con- 
ditions and prices, and be governed by them in our feeding 
operations. 
We are growing, only when we are able, year by year, to 
cheapen the cost of production of a pound of butter fat in our 
dairies. 
No other state can equal Wisconsin in its ability to produce 
aud buy cheap feed. 
Let us live up to our opportunities 
DISCUSSION. 
Mlfr. Hardy: We have but few silos in this neighborhood, 
and we want some cheap feed to use until we get to the silo. 
Mr. Hill: It will pay you to get right to building your 
silo, so as to have it for next year, anyway. With that, my 
own endeavor would be to have con fodder to feed inwB 
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