Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin
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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