Wisconsin Farmers' Institutes / Wisconsin Farmers' Institutes : a hand-book of agriculture. A report of the twelfth annual closing Farmers' Institute held at Janesville, March 8, 9, and 10, 1898
Bulletin No. 12 (1898)
Hill, Chas. L.
Breeding and developing a dairy herd, pp. 142-148 PDF (1.8 MB)
pmw - BREEDING AND DEVEWPING A HERD. three months before she is to become a mother increase her grain ration to about all the bran or other similar food she will eat, as any fat she may put on at this late period will all dis- appear after she gets to milking. We do this to induce her to make a large udder this first time she is fresh, as her business is to be the production of milk, and the sooner her funotions all tend in that direction, the better. who are constantly saying of the suc- cessful dairyman, "He pays out more for feed than he gets for the milk," unless you have carefully estimated just how much they do feed, and have stopped to figure what the 300 pounds of butter, each cow should produce, is worth. The Babcock Text and a Pair of Scale*. If there is any one thing that will GUERNSEY BULL-BEN BISHOP 1606. FULL BROTHER Ur ' AJJss TRICKSEY. GEO. C. HILL & SON, ROSENDALE, WIS. The very best time to have a heifer drop her first calf Is In the fush of grass, in May or June, and let her milk continuously for thirteen or fourteen months, dropping her second calf in October. This will help establish your cow as a persistent milker. Always treat your cows with kindness. Feed, water, and milk regularly. Remember it is nearly always true that the more grain you can get your cow to eat and assimilate, the larger will be your profit. Don't number yourself among those h e l p ~ ~ ~ _ _ u s t o vs u c e e 5 n l a y m e , z u u o help us to succeed as dairymen, MOMs than any other, It is a constant use of scales and the Babcock test on our farms. It will pay any farmer to keep an accurate record of the milk pro- duced by each cow. It is not as much work as you think. I have here a sample of the milk record sheet that we use. This is more elaboratethan irls necessary to use. A sheet of foolscap paper ruled, will answer every pur- pose. Once a week weighings will answer just as well to show approxi- mately a cow's yearly record, but the 143 LL - --_ - __ ____ I - , :- ; , -4 V 1 , 'I I . W17 7777?77'T," 7 ,
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