Southern Wisconsin Cheesemakers' and Dairymen's Association / Proceedings of the ninth annual meeting of the Southern Wisconsin Cheesemakers' and Dairymen's Association held at Monroe, Wisconsin, Thursday and Friday, March 11 and 12, 1909
Ottis, D. A.
Important factors in the selection of our feeding stuffs, pp. 37-44 PDF (1.4 MB)
NINTH ANNUAL. CONXVFN'rION. lack by raising soy beans or purchasing some highly nitrogenous feed as linseed meal, cottonseed meal, ajax flakes, etc. When the dairy farmer grows an abundance of nitrogenous roughage, like clover an(l alfalfa, he will need to buy very little of these high priced nitrogenous con- cen trates. Condimental Stock Foods. With plentv of alfalfa, clover and silage for rougliage, and corn, Ka.fir corn, barley and oats for grain, our live stock ought to keep in best possible condition without the use of high priced condiments. Prof. F. W. Woll, of our Wisconsin Station has collected data from twelve different experiment stations on the subject of feeding con(limentall stock foods. In these experiments there were 992 animrials use(l (78 steers, 81 (dairy cows, 604 sheep. 112 pigs and 117 liens). Out of twenty three different exl)eriments there were only two that showe(l any gaill from the use of the stock foods and these were not sufficiett to be of any material consequence. The remaining twentv-one showed no gain resulting from their use but on the other hand were a detriment in that they made the ration more expensive. The farmer has it within his power by raising l)leL.ty of alfalfa and clover to produce the feeds he needs and save not only the money that goes to the purchase of condimental feeds but a large share of what now goes to the purchase of high priced protein feeds on the market. 44
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