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
Gurler, H. B.
Annual records of fifty cows in one stable and the lessons they teach, pp. 92-105 PDF (3.3 MB)
-mind you, that is not gluten feed, it is gluten meal, analyzing 33 per cent. protein. The gluten feed has the bran ground with it. My ration this winter has been 10 quarts per day, com- posed of one part gluten meal, one part wheat bran, three parts corn meal, with what corn silage and hay they would eat. This hay has been some of the time alfalfa; some of the time oat hay, and clover and timothy hay. This combination of grain weighs just about a pound to the quart. The wheat bran weighed 17 pounds per bushel; the corn meal, 50 pounds per bushel; the gluten jmeal, 631 pounds per bushel. Mr. Goodrich: Then that would make more than a pound to the quart V- Mr. Gurler: It was not equal parts, you would have to take a lead pencil for that. A Member: Wasn't that feeding a good deal of corn? Mr. Gurler: It figured out a balanced ration, one to five and a half, and that is what I was aiming for. With this they were fed about forty pounds of silage. Mr. Clark: Was the silage well eared ? Mr. Gurler: I don't know what you would call well eared. Thera was just about twice the amount of seed planted that you would put in for a grain crop. Mr. Cobb: I amu feeding the cheapest grain ration this win- ter that I ever fed. We are feeding six pounds of corn meal, three pounds of cotton meal, mixed, and a half a pound of cotton seed meal on the ensilage at noon, and it costs about three quar- ters of a cent a pound. Mr. Gurler: What does your daily ration cost you! Mr. Cobb: Three quarters of a cent a pound for eleven pounds; That is for cows that are giving 35 and 40 pounds of milk-besides roughage, of course Ex-Gov. Hoard: 1 am feeding 35 pounds of good corn en- silage, costing 4 3-8 cents; 10 pounds alfalfa hay, .05; 3 pounds of bran, at 2 3-8, making a ration costing 11 5-8 cents, for which I am getting over a pound of butter fat a day, which I estimate to be worth at present prices, about 30 cents. Mr. Cobb: That is an ideal ration. Whenever we can get alfalfa in the dairy belt of this country, our fortune are made. N - - -1 -- - . - I Yt.- a- ; - . - 777 - , ;C11 . I Wiwowin Di i I airywies AssocWion- 101
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