Farmers' Bulletins

Farmers' Bulletins

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...fall months and in the winter when pasture is available, and to some extent on rye and wheat fields during a period of four to five months. In the winter corn stover, straw, hay, occasionally silage, and some corn are fed. This dry feed is sufficient to maintain the animals in good condition; they may even gain a little in weight. Often the corn unhusked is hauled from the shocks standing in the fields and scattered about on the least fertile places on pasture land or on other parts of the farm. Grazing may begin early in the spring, but not so intensively as to make short summer pasture. Frequently droughts occur in the summer. If the pasture is not grazed too much in the early spring, the bluegrass will get an early start, and even if dry will be nutritious. Marketing is done in the fall about the time buying is done. Occasionally a farmer is found who fattens his cattle on corn silage and concentrated feed during the winter. In all cases hogs follow the cattle to clean up the waste. It was found that the more successful farmers keep some sheep to utilize feed products which are not eaten by other animals and to assist in keeping farms clear of weeds. On these farms a local market usually may be had for corn stover, sorghum, millet, pea hay, etc. Straw, if baled, may be sold on the market. However, to make these products more generally marketable would require more attention to curing and handling them, besides hauling them to market in many cases over bad roads. Hence, as a rule, the farmer could not get profitable market prices for much of the material now fed to productive live stock; so that, in the case of these products, live stock creates a market by being a profitable means of their disposal. The present prices on such feed products as...show more

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  • Paperback | 190 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 349g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236489225
  • 9781236489227