Wisconsin Farmers' Institutes / Wisconsin Farmers' Institutes : a hand-book of agriculture
Bulletin No. 11 (1897)
Hays, John W.
Baby beef and silage, pp. 135-141 PDF (1.9 MB)
DISC''IION. 137 We has followed enother co oe for your calves until you put them on With larger profits. We have always full feed? made a practice of buying what young Mr. Hays-We don't feed them very stock we could at a reasonable price heavy; we commence with mmiai ra- turning them into pasture and feeding tions. There are more calves hurt the following winter, selling them at with overfeeding than underfeeding. I two years of age or less. We now estimate sixteen pounds a day. have fourteen head that cost us on an A Member-Do you consider Stow- average about $15. They will weigh eirs Evergreen sweet corn good corn Jy the first of April 1,100 pounds each, for the silo? which will leave us a good profit upon Mr. Hays-No, there Is too much a small expenditure. sugar in It; it will develop too much acid. Dent corn is all right. Question-How is your silo built' The Silo Necessary for Suces. Mr. Hays-It is a stone silo, built in The person who is going to mk a 1882. My barneis a osement barn, a business of cattle feeding should fol- ten-foot basement. I dug down in the low It right through, feeding every ground level with the floor and put up year. We will strike bad years in this We wall the same as if I were going to business, as well as in other lines, put up a building, a two foot wall, There is plenty of Opportunity to learn and I put a frame on that wall, a six- mor eah yar.Thogh hae 11-Inch frame. I had eighteen inches morabe, echyar.o Thoughb Iursue fol-combinewall makinsid of bee! with It lowed this business for the last fortyfoa wall on dof krem and s years, upon a. somewhat small scal', I continued the walirights to'the top of find that I chaveapot to learnyetndthe silo, twenty feet; then I plastered it fndothatg thave ltsi tok lher ylaeof well wirth ae eengo n There are very many little details of smoth. w goin and the work that can only be learnedst oh. through practical experience, and it Mr. Hyatt-Nearly every atrmer in takes time to learn them. We of Sheboygan county is a dairyman, but southeastern Wisconsin, where land is a great many of them wouid like to valuable, cannot profitably pursue the combine the making of beef with it. methods in use among those living What would you do; keep two sets of uponthe heapwestrn lands. T n cows; one to raise heif er for the dairy mAke ouerbusesspay mn st Tfcr*o and another set to raise beef? makeyour business pay wemustprais The Cfrirglfman- think we had bet- tice rigid economy. The great thing ter refer that question to Captain Ar- to cheap feed, end as to this there Is nothing that will take the place of nold first. good ensilage. Nothing will pay bet- Mr. Arnold-I would say that if Mr. ter than P. sell constructed bilo and Hyatt is going to be a dairyman he goodcornstilae This mis the cheapesthad better be a dairyman. feed wonslg.Ti ste chanprase, Mr. Wyatt-Now we can't get the fedfor roughage that wcariscows all milked. and of the very best for makirgd Mo ot beef; in fact, without silage we might gnr.arpol o ael are kind of as well abandon this business, o r general-Purpose fel Mare You? If better have a general Purpose cow. DISCUSSION. The woods are full of that kind of DLSCUS03CON.men. The cow that will do, fairlV A Member-What kind of corn do well at the milk pail and will produce you raise for silage? a good calf that will make a good steer, Xr. Hay&_-COr that will raise ears; is a profitable animal for that kind of the more ears the better. farmer, but you cannot make aL good Question-How much milk and the steer from a good milking breed. amount of Increase per week have you Mr. Hyatt--Our butchers say that 14PW7A134-1- s -s [- s 111k1L_. - - 7 1 7M 7 7 : -:, - -7 , . ,
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