Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin
Scribner, Fred H.; Harris, Roy T.
Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin. Bulletin no. 17: the winter feeding of dairy cows PDF (992.7 KB)
The Winter Feeding of Dairy Cows The profitable feeding of dairy cows consists in supplying them with plenty of well-balanced, palatable feed in surroundings which afford them health and comfort. Nature Feeds Dairy Cow Best. Nature gives us a model in the mouth of June and this is recognized to such an extent that the very words "June pasture" sug- gest the ideal condition for produc- ing milk and butterfat of the highest Imitate June quality and in greatest abundance. Taking our cue from Nature, we June pastures provide try to extend these favorable condi- I A welaltions throughout as much of the year 1 A well balanced as possible and we succeed just in- ration. so-far as we recognize and apply the 2 Plenty of sUCCU- factors which go to make up this lance. ideal condition. 3 An abundance of In the first place, our common freash air and sunshine grasses supply all of the required 4 Pure water. nutrients in the right proportions. 5 A normal amount Besides, this forage is relished by of exercise. animals to such an extent that they will consume it almost to the limit of their capacities. Then again, pasture grasses are succulent, and so keep the digestive system of the animal in a laxative condition favorable for the very best action of the organs of digestion and assimila- tion. And we must not forget that animals on "June pasture" are supplied with an abundance of fresh air and sunlight, not to mention pure water at will. Adapt Methods to Conditions. In practice we must adjust ourselves to conditions of climate, soil, location and capital which in turn are affected by market for products and the help available for the care of the herd. What would be wise practice for one man may be folly for another which shows that each should think through his own prob- lem for himself. And it is certainly worth some study if he can make a pound and a half of butter where but one was produced before-especially ifs the first pound was made without a profit and the extra hialf is tiearly c ar-gim. SFaki 'ininntoTY of Home Grown Foe -i f condi- iwpi problems and di iiei Wd%4ere ~ A &iN6
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