Dairy Cattle Feeding and Management Volume 1

Dairy Cattle Feeding and Management Volume 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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... and 283.75 pounds fat, an increase of 49 per cent milk and 41 per cent fat of the cows in the open stable, from horning or butting one another. i "I2. In all comparative tests the cows in the open stable made a greater percentage increase in weight for the entire period of the test than those in the closed stable." Should Foundation Stock Be Calves, Heifers or Cows?--In developing a daiiy herd by buying, at least three methods are available, namely, buying calves, buying heifers and buying cows. The one for an individual breeder to choose will depend upon time, capital and other conditions, such as experience, etc. The surest and quickest way to secure a high-producing herd is to buy cows of known records. This method, of course, requires large capital at the start. In some cases, _however, it Second Cross, Calf No. 281, Dam No. 69. The typical markings of the pure-bred Holstein shown in the second generation is shown to be economical as compared with buying untried animals at a considerably lower price. Perhaps the most common source of foundation animals is the heifer. The purchaser should obtain the animal at a lower cost and take the chances on its being a very good or a very poor producer. It is almost impossible to buy the very high producer that has been given a record. By buying heifers a greater number can be secured, and if good judgment is used the chance of securing the phenomenal animal is thus increased. Heifers may be either bred or unbred. When new blood is desired, as, for instance, the blood of some famous sire, the bred animal is selected. Breeders who are endeavoring to establish a great record for their own sires usually prefer to buy unbred animals. The cheapest way of starting is to purchase one or more...
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  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236861124
  • 9781236861122