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Wisconsin Dairymen's Association / Thirty-second annual report of the Wisconsin Dairymen's Association : held at Platteville, Wis., February 10, 11 and 12, 1904. Report of the proceedings, annual address of the president, and interesting essays and discussions relating to the dairy interests

[Nitrogen, amount voided by cow in one year],   pp. 41-45 PDF (1000.8 KB)

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42          Th irty-second Annual Report of the 
through your animal, they are where you can put them right 
back, and since the animal has only taken out a small part, 
you better haul the stalks to the barn and put them through 
your cows and have them made ready for the plant and then 
put them back. 
Cotton-seed meal is put on the farms, hundreds of thousands 
of tons by those poor devils of farmers-oh, how poor they are, 
they won't even keep a cow to produce milk for their own table, 
and yet they will go and buy cotton-seed meal and sprinkle it 
along the rows and borrow money to pay for it. A man down 
in South Carolina fed a cow cotton-seed meal and milked her, 
and kept the manure made from a certain amount of meal and 
put that on one piece of cotton. Then he sprinkled the same 
amount of meal on another piece so that in one case it went 
through the cow, and in the other case it was put on -direct, and 
they got more pounds of cotton in the case where it had gone 
through the cow than where they put it on direct, simply be- 
cause it was more available. You have all heard the word 
"guano," which means bird manure. That fellow down south 
began to talk too about "cowano." 
The Chairman: You propose that we shall learn not only to 
feed our animals, but to feed our plants. 
Prof. Henry: Farmers, don't raise something just for the 
sake of plowing it under next year. Put it through the animal. 
Ex-Gov. Hoard: It always pains me exceedingly to travel 
around in this portion of Wisconsin. I don't take any com- 
fort at all, though I do once in awhile wander off down here, 
but I go back just as quiek as I can and go off down into Illinois 
to see these great fields of corn stalks standing there, and I know 
it is wrong. But I might just as well whistle up the wind as 
to talk to a Grant county farmer on that proposition. He 
knows a confounded sight better, and I can't convince him, but 
1 want to draw a comparison now, odorous as it may be. (Go 
into Jefferson county, Wisconsin, and see if you can find an 
instance of that kind-but you can't. With 36,000 people and 
40,000 cows; with an annual increment from agriculture 

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