Northern Wisconsin Agricultural and Mechanical Association / Transactions of the Northern Wisconsin Agricultural and Mechanical Association, including a full report of the industrial convention held at Neenah, Wisconsin, February, 1886. Together with proceedings of the Association for 1884, to January 1, '86
Vol. XI (1886)
Henry, W. A.
Cornstalks compared with mixed hay and clover hay, for producing milk and butter, pp. 245-262 PDF (3.3 MB)
AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL ASSOCIATION. 2.53 We must give her proteine. We get that proteine in that thirty-five pounds of wheat largely. There is considerable in the corn-meal. A hundred pounds of corn-meal will con- tain about eight pounds of proteine; it will contain about sixty pounds of carb-hydrates, while this wheat bran will contain from two to three, twice as much proteine in the same number of pounds. Of course there is some mineral matter. Of course there is plenty of mineral matter, but we will leave that out of the discussion. We feed the cow corn- stalks to furnish cheap carbohydrates. We gave her twenty-five pounds of corn-meal; that gave her in small bulk a considerable amount of carb-hydrates and proteine. To run up the proteine without increasing the bulk of the feed we add the bran. When we have done that we have given the cow in what she is eating in a day, about what we have to give to a horse doing his full work in the winter. We give them two pounds of proteine a day, twelve to four- teen of carbohydrates. In a day's ration we have given our cows about that amount. When we come down to the other feeds we have not so perfect a feed. Our mixed hay contains more proteine; the clover hay contains still more proteine. The clover is about two to three times as rich in proteine as cornstalks, so I need not have fed so much bran, and the bran being more expensive than clover hay, I should have probably cut it down a little, but I did not want to change the ration. Mr. Huntley - These cornstalks were fed long? Prof. Henry -Yes, sir. Mr. Huntley -In feeding the ration of grain I suppose the corn meal and bran was mixed. Prof. Henry - Yes, sir. Mr. Huntley - In cutting the food would feed the ration of grain mixed with the cut food. Prof. Henry - Yes, sir; it would need fully that. Mr. Huntley - You do not understand that anybody would feed the corn stalks separate and the grain separate. Prof. Henry-Yes, sir; I would not try to mix them. It is easier to make good butter than to make the old fashioned butter. It is simpler to feed accurately and scientifically I M
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