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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)


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256   TRANSACTIONS OF THE NOirrHERN WISCONSIN
their notice. You have got to take them up and work on
them if you succeed.
Mr. Gillingham -I would ask the professor which of the
three rations he would feed for making beef, stalks, mixed
hay cr clover hay?
Prof. Henry -That would depend upon the prices, alto-
gether on the prices.
Mr. Gillingham - As we have them on our farm; we have
hay on our farms, we have stalks, we have cows and young
cattle; whether it is preferable to teed the stalks to the
steers, or mixed hay or clover?
Prof. Henry - You mean growing steers.
Question -They are not usually matured?
Mr. Gillingham - I mean growing, fatting cattle, two
year old steers or three. I feed yearling steers.
Prof. Henry -You can make a yearling stop growing and
put on fat. A farmer near Madison, sold all his oat straw
and bought hay. He sold his oats and bought hay. Now,
in your cows I would feed heavily and feed with corn. I
would not feed corn meal. I do not like feeding it to cows.
I should feed a good deal of corn. I should feed some corn-
stalks or clover hay. I don't believe in feeding corn meal
generally. I don't like to give the boys one-eighth of the
corn crop to husk, and the miller another eighth to grind it.
Mr. Huntley - Suppo0e you have a mill of your own.
Prof. Henry -You cannot grind it cheaper than the
miller.
Mr. Gillingham - Suppose you grind it, cob and all.
Prof. Henry - Experiments have shown that that is better
than corn meal.
Mr. Huntley -You mix the corn meal and reduce it with
bran?
Prof. Henry - Yes, sir.
Question -How? With one-fourth of corn meal mixed
with bran?
Prof. Henry - That is fine.
Mr. Huntley - If you were feeding for milk and had a
large quantity of corn and no bran, would you consider it


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