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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)


Page 259


AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL ASSOCIATION. 259
Mr. Mott -Do I understand that your table shows that
clover hay is worth more than timothy to produce milk?
Prof. Henry -Yes, sir. This was one-third clover and
two-thirds timothy.
Mr. Mott - My experience shows that timothy is worth a
good deal more than clover.
Prof. Henry - The trouble is in the clover. YotU have got
extraordinary good timothy and poor clover.
Mr. Mott -When I fed clear timothy I had the largest
flow of milk.
Prof. Henry -What did you feed with it?
Mr. Mott - I fed oat meal, corn meal and bran, a fixed
ration.
Prof. Henry -Your ration may have been so rich you
lacked carbohydrates?
Mr. Mott - I teed largely of oat meal.
Prof. Henry -When you come down to the chemical side
of it you have got the explanation. The gentleman is feeding
a very rich ration. When he feeds the more carbonaceous
oat straw he gets more proteine than when he feeds clover
hay.
Mr. Mott-Do you keep plaster in the barn?
Prof. Henry -Very little.
Mr. Mot -Will not that fix the ammonia?
Prof. Henry - It will not do any more than road dust. We
had that question answered for Hiram Smith. He said fie
was putting half a bushel of plaster a day. He WDLt- to
the station to ask if that would pay him. Prof. Arnii'Iy
told him he thought it wouldn't. He would get that half of
a bushel over so small an area when he came to spread the
manure for one day.
Mr. Mott-Would not dry earth be a good absorbent?
Prof. Henry -Yes.
Mr. Gillingham- Will it pay to sow land plaster in the
spring?
Prof. Henry - No one can answer that for yourself. You
may be exhausting certain ingredients from the soil. The
land plaster may have just what you want. Your neigh-
bor might follow your plan. Prof. Armsby analyzed two


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