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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
(1903)

[Feed and care of bulls],   pp. 88-91 PDF (970.0 KB)


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ing gran, sePratig, feeding the calvep, etc., is repeated as in 
the morning. 
When the work is all done we retire to the hoes, eat supper 
and then become acquainted with the news of the outside world 
througI the columns of the daily and agricultural papers. 
So far I have not mentioned the care we give the bulls. They 
get practically the same food as the cows and that with exercise 
keeps them thrifty. 
Breeders and farmers, who have occasion to buy bulls will do 
well to take possession while they are still very young. Ia 
this way they will be able to rase than according to their own 
ideas and above all will have had time to become acquainted with 
their dispositions.  Every person is arid of a full grown, 
strange bull. If not, they should be, as many times re is noth- 
ing more treacherous nor powerful thans    an animal.' Be- 
sides this, male calvesost, much. les as a rule, than, mature ani- 
mals, not to mention the saving on transportaion. 
In conclusion, I will say that my original intentions we to 
allow a few paragraphs in this paper, upon that necessary and 
interesting being-the hired man-as found in our neighbor- 
hood. However, one of these fellows who has node his abode 
with us for a few weeks, deliberately foiled miy plans by going 
upon a protracted spree just fourteen days ago, from which he 
has not returned  In doing this, he left a yoWmg nan and myself 
to care for sixty-five head of stock, besides chie  and pip and 
worst of all-a speech. I am afraid the speeu, in consequence, 
has suffered as much as anything elms 
DISCUSSION. 
Mr. Clark: Every well posted dairymu mnst commend the 
t of this herd of cattle. I apprehend, however, that 
the farmers in this audience will want to know something about 
the profit side of this business. There is cmiderable work con- 
nested with such a system of management and if Mr. Howie has 
no objection, I would like to have him sate what is done with 
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