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
Henry, W. A.
Dairy experiments at the experimental farm, Madison, Wis., pp. 43-60 PDF (3.3 MB)
WWISCONSIN D1I)YMiEN'S AsOCIATIOx. , tablish the fact that cows which eat smut in large quantities are liable to die suddenly and without warning. It is quite evident, too, that smut is not an active poison in mod- erate quantities. It seems to me the principal danger from this cause lies in turning cattle into stalk fields, where they ofter gorge themselves with dry, indigestible corn fodder and smut. It may be that an unnatural desire is created for this improper food by certain animals in the herd. Prof. Gamgee recommends for animals sick from. this cause some purgative, as a pound of Epsom salts or a pint of linseed oil for a grown animal, and to induce the animal to drink water as soon as possible. FirDING SWAET MILK TO PIGS. The following experiment is one of a series devised for the pur- pose of ascertaining the value of sweet skim milk, which has be- come a by-product of considerable importance in the districts where the creamery system of butter making is practiced. While this milk is generally recognized as of considerable value, there is quite a diversity of opinion regarding it. In this initial experi- ment an attempt was made to find in units of corn meal the value of such milk when each was fed alone. Accordingly two lots of pigs with two in each lot were placed in comfortable pens and allowed all the food thev would eat without wasting it; the pigs were good Poland-Chinas, not high bred, all from one litter, and eighty-six days old when experiment began. They had been allowed the run of a small lot up to the time of the experiment. During the experiment each lot was weighed at the same hour of the day each time and before feeding. Lot No. 1 was fed sweet skim milk twice a day, and fresh cut clover was placed in a rack for them, as I feared they might not thrive on milk alone. The skim milk was from the Cooley creamer set with ice. It was analyzed by Mr. Swenson, August 5, with the following result: Fat, 0Oil per cent Sugar, 4.39 per cenL Clasein, 6.01 per cent 50
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