Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin
Hulce, R. S.
Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin. Bulletin 74: stock up on feed PDF (890.3 KB)
Corn Silage-For dairy cows, beef cattle and sheep, corn silage is excel- lent. It is bulky and should be supplemented by other feeds. Moldy or very acid silage should not be fed I_ t^ chai A --nA God- -; to sheep. A good grade of silage can be fed sheep at the rate of about two pounds per head per day. Straw and Corn Stalks- Attention should be given to the judicious use of straw and corn stalks to supple- ment and save the more valu- able feeds. s BUY GRAIN AND MILL FEEDS IN QUANTITIES Oate-Oats are not a valu- able fattening feed, but are an excellent feed for horses, growing and breeding stock and milch cows. Except for horses, oats are usually ground. CornsThe corn grain is an energy and fat furnisher. Being lowin protein and cer- tain minerals, it should not form the sole grain for grow- ing animals nor dairy cows. Barley -At the present time barley is one of the most economical feeds. Ground barley is an excellent eed for hogs when supple- anentedg n with furnisherbut ternmineralse, itsoul tnkage frIn the ratolegan for mikgrow- dutiongrun barley is oneaflte Oasafeed for hogs whn'suple me rnted with fattenerbut termlkwey-ecooricankge In theratio brnfor mikpows dutongound battley. svl Gluten feedfor allows.a .o- goo elfatteonger Whetebrsand-f cows. Cottonseed meal -for s and cows. mented with skimmilk, but- The practice of providing silage for the summer termilk, whey, or tankage. drought is becoming general. In the ration for milk pro- duction ground barley is valuable as a substitute for corn. For beef cattle, ground barley is slightly less valuable than corn. GRAIN Wheat By-Products--Wheat bran gives bulk and variety in addition to Oats--a feed for all animals furnishing nutrients in a grain mix- Corn-a good fattener ture for milk production. Wheat Barley-economical. middlings is a standard hog feed, and may constitute 15 to 20% of a grain MILL FEEDS mixture for dairy cows. Wheat bran -for cows and Oil Meal, Gluten Feed, Cotton- young cattle. seed Meal-These feeds are high in Gluten feed-for cows. protein. Their use should be in sup- Oil mel - fo youngstock, plementing the grain- mixture of grow~i- steers and cows, ing and breeding animals and cows in milk, especially when alfalfaL or clover Cottonseed meal - for steers hay does not form a part of the ration. and cows. Do not feed cottonseed meal to calves nor swine.
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