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Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin
(1913-1919)

Humphrey, George C.
Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin. Bulletin 40: feed an economic dairy ration PDF (900.9 KB)



         Nod. 1.
                 L bs.
Wheat bran ............ 40
Gluten feed ............. 10
Ground oats ............ 20
Corn  meal  .............  211
Oil meal ..............t. 1(
    Cost $1.42 (wt.
        No. 2.
                 Lbs.
Wheat bran ............ 30
Corn meal     ............. '.
Ground oats ............ ::t
Oil meal .    ............... 15
     cost $1.48 ewt.
         No. 8.
                 Lbs.
Distillers' grails ....... O
Wheat brall ............ Sn
G    rround oats  .............20
Corn mieal   .............15
Oil meal   ................
    Cost $1.48 cwt.
        N'o. 4.
                 Lbs.
Wheat bran ............ 40
Ground oats ..    ........... 351
Gluten feed ............ 25
      C,,s $I.3:i ewot.
        No. 7.
                 Lbs.
Wheat bran ............. 40
Corn meat or homily .... 30
Distillers' grain or
gluten feed ........... 20
Cotton seed meal ........ 10
        No. 5.
                 Lbs.
Corn and cob meal ...... 2!
Ground oats  ............ 30
Wheat bran.  ........... 4o
Oil  meal  ................ 10
    Cost $1.35 cWt.
        No. 1.
                 Lbs.
Ground oats ............ 25
Corn meal .............. 25
Wheat bran   .............. :!
Malt sprouts.......... 2
Oil meal .    ............... I
     Cost $1.48 ewt.
        No. S.
                 Lbs.
Wheat bran ............ 40
Dilstillers grain ........ 40
Cotton seed meal ........ 2(0
    Cost $1.47 cwt.
    Cost was computed on distillers' grains at $32 (per ton) ; bran
at $23; ground oats at $30: corn meal at $32; oil meal at $38; gluten
feed at $30; hominy feed at $35; malt sprouts at $20; corn and cob
meal at $25; and cotton seed meal at $37.
    If dried distillers' grains are not available, gluten feed, dried
brewers' grains or malt sprouts, with preference in the order named.
may be substituted for them. Barley, hominy, and rye may be sub-
stituted for corn. Equal parts of bran and corn meal are a substitute
for oats when prices and the available supply necessitates. Cotton
seed meal does not have the laxative property that oil meal contains.
but with succulent feeds like silage and roots and other laxative feeds
like bran, clover and alfalfa hay may be fed to good advantage as a
substitute in supplying protein.
    Dairymen oftentimes lose the opportunity to feed the most
economical ration by letting the season go by without purchasing
when feeds can be bought at most reasonable prices. By study-
ing and taking advantage of market conditions and getting local
feed dealers to assist in buying feeds during the summer, the
dairymen of a locality in Walworth county secured 120 tons of
feeds, including oil meal, wheat bran, brewers' grains, and wheat
middlings, at a cost of $3,005.00. These feeds purchased at winter
prices would have cost $3,640.00. Buying them at the right time
saved these farmers $635.00. The interest on the amount ex-
pended for feed at six per cent would amount to $90.15, and
deducting this there would still be a saving of $544.85. This
offers a splendid example of one way in which dairy rations can
be made most economical.
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