The banker-farmer news bulletin
Hulce, R. S.
The Banker-farmer news bulletin. Bulletin no. 20: feeding the dairy calf PDF (2.0 MB)
WATER FOR CALVES Offer the calves water. In winter the chill should be removed from the water. It is especially important that water be offered twice daily or kept accessible to the calf being raised on a minimum amount of whole milk with no other liquid supplement. CALF QUARTERS The calf pen need not be expensive but the floor should be kept well cov- ered with dry bedding. A second essential is that in winter the stall be moder- ately warm and have ventilation enough so that the place does not become damp. A third essential for winter conditions is that direct drafts be avoided. A calf can stand a fairly even low temperature better than short exposures to a direct draft. There is a great advantage in keeping each calf separate as it lessens the chances of spreading disease and does away with the objectionable practice of calves sucking each other. THE FEEDER Two persons given charge of two groups of calves, the groups being as - - near alike as it is possible to get them, may secure very different results even though the total amounts of the same feeds are used. The results are different because one feeder was observing and used good judgment; the other feeder dumped the feed before the calves mechanically and hurried away as soon as possible. The first feeder will be successful at raising dairy calves; the second will not. !ti IA > I . I :. i.. , ,I ; -i .., I i r. II. The Banker-Farmer Exchange THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY for farmers to procure GOOD HIGH GRADE CALVES of all breeds and get a start several years in advance over grading up from com- mon ccws. The BANKER-FARMER EXCHANGE is in tcuch with calves for sale in all parts of the State. Write us for particulars. We have purebred SEEDS of all kinds for sale. These are from reli- able growers and are tested for purity and germination. See your banker or write Banker-Farmer Exchange D. H. Otis. Director. leS Chadbourne Ave. Madison, Wis. - ! 7 . i 1 I I! I! I It ; . i,.' :
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