A Handbook for Farmers and Dairymen

A Handbook for Farmers and Dairymen

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ... Shorthorn cow 52.63 Again, in tests 2, 3, and 4 (Guernseys were not in test No. 4) the three best Shorthorns (one in each test, including the two-year-old heifer) gave 5861 Ibs. While the Jerseys of the same description gave.. 5330" Showing in favor of Shorthorns 531" In test No. 3 (butter), "go as you please," The champion Jersey cow at a cost of $8.57 produced net $24.69 The champion Shorthorn cow at a cost of $8.18 produced net IQ-57 The champion Guernsey cow at a cost of 15.57 produced net $19-37 In test No. 4 (heifers) 7 Jerseys cost for food $34.43 and netted 56.27 6 Shorthorns cost $23.52 and netted 47-42 making an average of 13 cents per head in favor of the Jerseys. While butter was rated by points, beef was not, and the Jerseys got as much allowance per pound for gain in live weight as the Shorthorns. As hinted above, dairy cows are not always wanted for butter alone, or cheese alone, but very frequently to supply city customers with good milk for their tables. The tests at the Columbian Dairy School proved that for a large supply of milk of the best flavor, Shorthorns not only were good dairy cows in everysense of the term, but that they led the other two breeds. Therefore, if milk of good quality and lots of it is wanted, Shorthorn cows can supply it, to say nothing of their " general-use " qualities that will just suit the farmer who wants milk, butter, cheese, and beef. VI. Red Polled Cattle. By J. Mclain Smith, Dayton, Ohio, Secretary Red Polled Cattle Club of America. Hornless or polled cattle have existed in the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, England, from time immemorial. Originally there were two distinct types: the Suffolks, usually of a pale red or dun color, and hence known as Suffolk...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123651338X
  • 9781236513380