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Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin
(1913-1919)

Harris, Roy T.
Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin. Bulletin 48: fly time and milk production PDF (910.1 KB)



of fertility and a breeder of flies. Either is cause enough for
its removal. Any dairyman would consider himself outraged if
required to pay a license fee of $25 to $50 for maintaining a
manure pile on his premises for purposes of ornament. True,
still he would not have to be the owner of many cows before
he would lose that much through wasted fertilizer and in-
creased flies.
                          Protect the cow.-The cow and her
                       uul               mHAan~Ali'nht tn be serinulouslv
clean. This means better milk, better
health for the herd, and less inducement
for flies to come "from the neighbors".
Flies must be kept out of the stable as
much as possible. If the stable is dark-
ened and well screened the comfort of
the herd will be improved.
   Fly sprays give some relief.-As a
temporary measure of relief we have
many mixtures to be applied to animals
as sprays. These are intended to drive
away the flies and many of them are
useful for this purpose. If applied as
the cows enter the stable or before
milking they are an aid in keeping the
pests on the outside and give the ani-
                       mals some respite at milking tunul. I 11
HOME-MADE FLY TRAP     objections to the sprays are the offen-
Made out of wire netting  sive odor, bad effect sometimes caused
   and nail keg hoop.  on the hair or skin and the short dura-
                       tion of the protection.
                   THE OLD MANURE PILE
       Oh! The pile of manure that stood by the barn
           We remember it well from a boy!
       How it smelled to the skies, plagued us with flies
           And took out of farm life the joy!
       The pile of manure that stood by the barn!
           It didn't look pretty, I know.
       While sunshine and rain made fertility wane
           And flies made our milk check run low!
       The pile of manure that stood by the barn!
           It is gone, we will see it no more.
       Our fields are more green, fewer flies are now seen
           And peace can be had while we chore!


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