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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
(1909)

Ottis, D. A.
Important factors in the selection of our feeding stuffs,   pp. 37-44 PDF (1.4 MB)


Page 44


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.
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