Penn State Farmer Volume 7-9

Penn State Farmer Volume 7-9

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...of them are doing so well that we wish to enter them for advance registry tests. What is the advantage of these tests, and what is the procedure to have ofiicial tests made?" A. The direct advantage of advanced registration is that it proves to the satisfaction of the buyer the capacity of the cows, and thus increases their selling value, as well as that of their progeny. It is of indirect value in that it aids in raising the standard of the breed, and increases its popularity. The procedure for having the official tests made is as follows: Make application to the secretary of the American Jersey Cattle Club at least ten days before you desire the tests to begin, stating the name and herd registry numbers of the cows to be tested. At the same time notify the Dairy Husbandry Department of the Pennsylvania State College, in order that arrangements for a supervisor may be made. These tests are made during two consecutive days of each month over a period of one year. and the first test of the lactation period should be made within thirty days from the time the milk becomes normal after calving. Keeping this in mind, the time of the first test should be arranged that the supervisor can test as many cows as possible during each visit, and thus save time and expense. Feeding Molasses. Q. "I have been advised that it isa good practice to put some molasses on my feed for dairy cows. Just what molasses shall I use, in what quanities, and what are the advantages of it?" A. Molasses is used on feed for dairy cows to some extent under the following conditions: Where good, succulent, palatable roughage, is lacking and where dry, coarse fodders and hays might be improved and made more palatable by coating them molasses may be used. The...show more

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  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 531g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236922123
  • 9781236922120