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Southern Wisconsin Cheesemakers' and Dairymen's Association / Proceedings of the eleventh annual meeting of the Southern Wisconsin Cheesemakers' and Dairymen's Association held at Monroe, Wisconsin, Friday and Saturday, January 20 and 21, 1911
(1911)

Graber, L. F.
The growing and curing of alfalfa,   pp. 46-59


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EIJ-EVENTH ANNUAL CONVENTION.
THE GROWING AND CURING OF
ALFALFA.
L. F. Graber, Assistant Agronomist, College of Agriculture,
Madison, Wis.
With the high price of land in the vicinity of Monroe it
becomes necessary to grow the most paying forage crops
in order to realize a fair ratc of interest on the capital
invested in our dairv armns. There is no one other forage
cro0) that call he more profitabl y grown right here in this
vicinity than can alfalfa. No other crop brings with it all
the blessings that are combined in the one crop of alfalfa.
Monroe with its highly developed dairy farms is greatly
in need of a more extensive growth of this valuable forage
crop.
(On every well (levelope(l dairv farm it becomes necessary
to feed concentrated high protein feeds such as oil meal,
oil cake, cotton seed meal, bran etc., which means a
tremendous expenditure of money which must be paid to
other states for these high priced by-products. It has been
demonstrated not only experimentally but by actual trials
by our best dairymen that alfalfa will to a great extent
replace thu . co't.lv feeding stuffs because of its high protein
content. In this manner the dairyman who grows alfalfa
saves an immense suri of his annual feed bill.
ALFALFA CAN BE GROWN IN WISCONSIN.
lalfa can be grown in Wisconsin has long been
demn:o-rt, ted. The experiment station at Madis',r
has grown alfalfa successfully for twelve years. Careful


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