The Country Gentleman Volume 76, PT. 1

The Country Gentleman Volume 76, PT. 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...feed, and give a little physic. 17. What suggestion would you make in regard to dried beet pulp when a person has fresh beets? Also. what suggestion after the fresh beets are gone! I would not feed dried beet pulp while I had fresh beets, unless the fresh beets were apt to run out, when I would feed the pulp, weighed after being soaked, in the same quantity as fresh beets; or, better, feed half fresh beets and half pulp; gauge your feeding of beets so as to have a supply till spring, adding enough pulp to make up the difference. 18. How much salt would you give, and how would you give it? Add a pinch to the grain ration, and also keep a supply where the cow can help herself. 19. n hat would you suggest in the way of green fodder for the different months through the season! Winter rye, winter wheat, peas, oats, alfalfa, Japanese millet, cow peas, sugar corn, barley and beets as soon as available. My preference is for alfalfa, sugar corn and cow peas, always fed before they begin to get woody 20. How large a grain ration do you think a person can give for the year. irithout injury to the cow. and how can a person form an idea as to whether she is being overfed? A safe ration is about 1 lb. of grain to 4 lb. of milk the first three to four months; as the cow decreases her milk, reduce the grain feed, gradually bringing the ration to 1 lb. of grain to every 21/; to 3 lb. of milk; but so much depends on the cow and the percentage of fat in the milk that it is very hard to set a definite ration, especially when you desire as large a record as possible. The condition, yield of milk and action of the cow are the best guides to go by. A cow that is fed to the limit will oftentimes have a stary look in the eyes, will breathe very hard; this is a...show more

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  • Paperback | 874 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 44mm | 1,529g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236831578
  • 9781236831576