The Country Gentleman Volume 76, PT. 2

The Country Gentleman Volume 76, PT. 2

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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: ...be an extremely ignorant man. The accompanying illustration shows the sediment tts made from the milk from six different farms. The disks from farms Nos. 1, 2 and 3 show a large amount of sediment, while those from Nos. 4, 5 and 6 show a rather small amount. It is interesting to know just what conditions and methods on the first three farms introduced the large amount of dirt and by what methods the dirt was kept out of the milk from the last three farms. Farm No. 1 is a diversified farm where about twenty cows are kept as a side issue. The same feed is given these cows and the same methods are employed in the handling of milk that were practiced twenty-five years ago. The cows are housed in an ordinary basement barn so common throughout the German sections of the Middle West. _There are only two small windows to the cow stable and no provision is made for ventilation. All the fresh air that can come into the barn must come through the doors. The stalls are made from rough old boards, and while the observer was at the farm they were loaded with dust. The mangers were made of the same material and to all appearances had never been cleaned or swept since the barn was built. A watering trough in close proximity to the hog barn was used to cool the milk. The cows were not cleaned all winter, but in spring, when the old winter crop of hair is shed, they appeared fairly clean, for the filth and manure that clings to the flanks and udder are gradually worn off in the pasture. The floor of the stable was earth, from which the manure and litter was removed perhaps once a week. This farm represents extremely unsanitary conditions for the production of milk, but such farms are all too common throughout the country. Farm No. 2, with the exception of...show more

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  • Paperback | 978 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 49mm | 1,710g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236896246
  • 9781236896247