Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin
Oosterhuis, A. C.
Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin. Bulletin no. 15: how to get milk and money makers PDF (1006.7 KB)
dairy temperament. Look for a masculine but well edfined head, a strong crest and fairly sharp shoulders. He should have great depth and breadth of chest, a strong straight top line supporting a deep and long barrel. The only entirely satisfactory system, however, of judging a sire is by his offspring. Many sires have been sent to the block which should have heen kpnt Judge a Sire by The true value of His Offspring a sire can not be determihed until he is four or five years old, or until his offspring begins to produce. When the sire is found to be filling the qualifications of breeding, type, and best of all, producing improved offspring, he should be continued in awlrm.ev as om as~ nossible.* ..-- breeding oftentimes can be avoided TIlE BETTER HALF OF THE HERD. by exchanging service of sires with a neighbor.) By keeping year after It is not best to use n sire unless you calvs frm a rove sir, a know that his dams. grand-dams. and. year calves from a proven sire p a if possible. grent-granuddans were good herd is soon established carrying at milk and butter fat producers. To know least 50 per cent of his blood and that he is properly registered Is not having uniformity not only in high s enough. There are many registered production but also in type. sires which are no better than scrubs. A liberal supply of good feed is also absolutely necessary to success- ful dairying. Approximately the Well Summered is Half Wintered first 50 per cent of what a cow Well Wintered is Half Summered should be fed is used in keeping up her body activities. To feed only this amount would be a total loss of feed so far as production is con- cerned. it can generally ue zoo that with a real good dairy cow the more she can consume over and above her maintenance ration the more profitable she will be. To make the most palatable ration it should have considerable variety and bulk and contain much succulent feed. Corn silage has become almost indispensable in supplying succelence, thus making a silo pay for itself in one season. Roots and soiling crops may be seasonable substitutes but are more expensive. Grow alfalfa and clover hays for the dairy herd. Feed these in such amounts as the cows will clean up well. For the concentrates or grain rations try one of the following com- binations i n Try One of These c o m p a r i son HOW MUCH IS SKIM MILK WORTH? On Your Herd with your pres- One hundred pounds of skim milk, a e nt practice by-product of the dairy. has a feeding value equal to one-half of a bushel of and feed from j to i as many pounds corn. Many a manufacturer han greatly increased hIs profits by making econo- of grain per day as the cow produces mic use of the by-products and even the waste of his business. Why shouldn't pouitds of milk. we? -
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