Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin
Bullock, D. S.
Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin. Bulletin 50: the right dairy sire and how to manage him PDF (872.5 KB)
DON'T "JAIL" THE DAIRY SIER To be healthy and good tempered a dairy bull must have plenty of exercise. A roomy, well-fenced paddock where he can exercise at will, will pay for itself in good results. A heavy block hung in the center of the paddoek that he may play with makes a good exerciser. Have the stall clean, light and well ventilated and have it large enough so that he may have his head free when lying down. A bull should be handled from the time he is six months old. If handled when he is young he will give less trouble v hen he is older. Put a ring in his nose when he is a year old and always use a staff in handling him. Never trust a dairy bull. He is a bull and liable to do damage at any time if given a chance. Always let the bull understand that you are his naster-but kind as well as firm. A GOOD DAIRY SIRE SHOULD BE 1. Of Dairy Breeding. 2. Pure Bred. 3. A Good Individual. 4. Bred-for-Production. 5. Capable of Producing Daughters Better Than Their Dams. f III II II I I i I i , I !1,I I I Lqi i I L 1 I Ii iI I j I DON'TS FOR THE DAIRY SIRE Don't underfeed him when young. Don't overfeed him when mature. Don't keep him shut up without exercise. Don't allow him to run with the cows. Don't lead him with a rope or strap. Don't trust him at any time. Don't allow anyone to tease or plague him. Don't feed him more than 15 pounds of silage daily. Don't use him too heavily before he is mature. Don't forget he is a "Bull."
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