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Wisconsin Dairymen's Association / Thirty-first annual report of the Wisconsin Dairymen's Association : held at Fond du Lac, Wis., February 11, 12 and 13, 1903. Report of the proceedings, annual address of the president, and interesting essays and discussions relating to the dairy interests
(1903)

[Feed and care of bulls],   pp. 88-91 PDF (970.0 KB)


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the product of this herd and approximotely what profit is made 
from this business as he carries it on. 
Mr. Howie: I suppose it is not my place to answer this ques- 
tion, as the lady who owns the farm, my mother, is the one who 
pays the freight, and she is in the best position to know the 
answer. We ship creani to the Plankinton House in Milwau- 
kee and we got above the market price for our cream Our 
cows net us approximately $100 a year for about twenty-five 
head of milking cows. 
Mr. Gurler: When you say net, do you mean above the cost 
of feed I 
Mr. Howie: Yes. 
Mr. Gurler: Do you figure the sim milk into that ? 
Mr. Howie: The skim milk is disposed of on our farm in 
feeding hogs. We keep brood sows and sell the young pigs when 
they are weaned at about eight weeks old. They bring us about 
five doillms a pair, and a good sow will give us a gross income of 
$35 to $4) a year. That is also counted into the proceeds. 
Mr. Burdiard: How about the calvesI 
Mr. Howie: I did not figure the calves in. 'We count our 
cabves as surplus stock The cows pay all running expenses of 
the farm and all money taken in from the sale of surplus stock 
(which is registered and brings a price as such), is salted down. 
It does not come into the expenses of the farm at all 
Mr. Foster: How many cows does a man usually mi in 
Ptn hour where he washes and wipes his hands in between ? 
Mr. Howie: Charley Tanner and myself are able to milk 
one cow, in five minutes as the run goes, hard and easy, right 
through. However, I will say very few milkers we have ever 
had on our placet in fact only one, has ever come up to u. I 
find that the common run of men are very pcor milkers, or at 
least they are not what we call good milkers. 
fMr. Foster: Does that include feeding the cow? 
Mr. Howie: Yes, we feed the Cow, as I stated, either before 
we milk or at the time or after we milk, aecording to the cow. 
Some eows, if you feed them during their milking, get restless 
and annoy the milker, so we feed them after milking. 
lMr. Gurler: I would like to emphasize what Mr. Howie said 
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