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Wisconsin Dairymen's Association / Tenth annual report of the Wisconsin Dairymen's Association : held at Sheboygan, Wis., January 11-13, 1882. Report of the proceedings, annual address of the president, and interesting essays relating to the dairy interests
(1882)

Henry, W. A.
Dairy experiments at the experimental farm, Madison, Wis.,   pp. 43-60 PDF (3.3 MB)


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DAIRY EXPRxzMNTS.                  47 
cleaned and sieved, in order that so far as possible nothing but pure, 
clean spores should be fed. On and after the 18th the smut was 
prepared by simply freeing it from the cornstalks, leaving it often 
in bunches of considerable size. It was fed dry mixed with the 
bran, half in the morning and half at night. 
The Red cow was a. greedy, huge feeder and soon took kindly 
to her comfortable quarters. The Black was nervous and more 
uneasy in bhr partial confinement. They were weighed and tem- 
perature taken before being waterel in the morning. A part of 
the time the water which they drank was weighed. The tempera- 
ture was taken at the vagina with a clinical (self-registering) 
thermometer. 
As the cows were uneasy in the first attempts at taking the tem- 
perature, that recorded for the first few days may be slightly lower 
than it should be, but the last part of the record is accurate, as 
repeated tests showed. 
The following table will show the 
bodily temperature and the weight of 
the experiment: 
REID COW. 
smut fed, water drank, the 
the animal each day during 
BLACK COW. 
DATE. 
Nov. 6 
Nov. 7... 
Nov. 8.... 
NoV. 9... 
Nov. 10.... 
Nov. 11.... 
Nov. 12.... 
Nov. 13... 
Nnv. 141... 
Nov. 15.... 
Nov. 16.... 
Nov. 17.... 
Nov. 18.... 
Nov. 19 ... 
Nov.20.... 
sm.21.... 
1o. 23.... 
N~ov. 28.... 
e.~ ~~ V. 
CO E di  FO 
a   S . .  .  f  -! 
.. ..  .. .   . .I.. . 
6 
6 
12 
l2 
is 
24 
24 
82 
48 
48 
48 
48 
64 
64 
101.5 
101.8 
101.6 
100.0 
101.4 
102.2 
101.3 
102.2 
109.0 
* 101.8 
102.2 
102.2 
102.2 
,...... 
...... 
...... ' 
74 
80 
47 
86 
97 
46 
62 
72 
26 
76 
.0     *~, 
948   ...... 
950I.... 
960   ...... 
1,012  ...... 
1,002     6 
963    12 
1,020    12 
1.006    18 
1,014    24 
1,034    24 
1.040    8t 
1,012    48 
1,045    -2 
1,042    82 
1,036    16 
1,066    32 
1,020  . 
0   0 
S  i * 
__ 
a  . 
......... 
......... 
......... 
......... 
....i..... 
101.5 
101.8 
102.0 
100.2 
102.3 
100.8 
101.8 
104.2 
10 .8 
101.6 
1N2.4 
102.0 
..... 
...... 
...... 
...... 
...... 
50 
70 
66 
58 
64 
51 
56 
75 
48 
.0 
'0 
ZD 
706 
682 
703 
714 
6806 
698 
687 
6 3 
701 
712 
700 
692 
681 
685 
710 
696 
'On the 14th andJ 16th If N'vember the temperature was taken immedi- 
ately after the animals bad ti en watered. 
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