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Northern Wisconsin Agricultural and Mechanical Association / Transactions of the Northern Wisconsin Agricultural and Mechanical Association, including a full report of the industrial convention held at Neenah, Wisconsin, February, 1886. Together with proceedings of the Association for 1884, to January 1, '86
Vol. XI (1886)

Henry, W. A.
Cornstalks compared with mixed hay and clover hay, for producing milk and butter,   pp. 245-262 PDF (3.3 MB)

Page 253

We must give her proteine. We get that proteine in that
thirty-five pounds of wheat largely. There is considerable
in the corn-meal. A hundred pounds of corn-meal will con-
tain about eight pounds of proteine; it will contain about
sixty pounds of carb-hydrates, while this wheat bran will
contain from two to three, twice as much proteine in the
same number of pounds. Of course there is some mineral
matter. Of course there is plenty of mineral matter, but we
will leave that out of the discussion. We feed the cow corn-
stalks to furnish cheap carbohydrates. We gave her
twenty-five pounds of corn-meal; that gave her in small
bulk a considerable amount of carb-hydrates and proteine.
To run up the proteine without increasing the bulk of the
feed we add the bran. When we have done that we have
given the cow in what she is eating in a day, about what we
have to give to a horse doing his full work in the winter.
We give them two pounds of proteine a day, twelve to four-
teen of carbohydrates. In a day's ration we have given
our cows about that amount. When we come down to the
other feeds we have not so perfect a feed. Our mixed hay
contains more proteine; the clover hay contains still more
proteine. The clover is about two to three times as rich in
proteine as cornstalks, so I need not have fed so much bran,
and the bran being more expensive than clover hay, I should
have probably cut it down a little, but I did not want to
change the ration.
Mr. Huntley - These cornstalks were fed long?
Prof. Henry -Yes, sir.
Mr. Huntley -In feeding the ration of grain I suppose
the corn meal and bran was mixed.
Prof. Henry - Yes, sir.
Mr. Huntley - In cutting the food would feed the ration
of grain mixed with the cut food.
Prof. Henry - Yes, sir; it would need fully that.
Mr. Huntley - You do not understand that anybody would
feed the corn stalks separate and the grain separate.
Prof. Henry-Yes, sir; I would not try to mix them. It
is easier to make good butter than to make the old fashioned
butter. It is simpler to feed accurately and scientifically
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