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
Graber, L. F.
The growing and curing of alfalfa, pp. 46-59
40 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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