Proceedings of the Annual Convention Volume 20

Proceedings of the Annual Convention Volume 20

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...cow, following that rotation every day while he is milking. The cow seems to adjust herself to those conditions, and if by any accident there is a little delay, you have no idea how uneasy that cow will be to be fed and milked and let into the stall, or to be let out of her stall. They are very good time-keepers, and if we see that the work is being done according to the program, we find that everything moves along nicely. Another thing is that farmers do not get acquainted with their cows. They are cows to them, and nothing more. To me it is Allie, it is Bess, it is Clara, or Dora. I say hallo, Dora! and she will look up at me. We are the best of friends. When I open the door to the cows, and she starts to go into the wrong stall, I say, "Dora!" and she knows what I mean and takes her own place. They attend to their regular business, not hooking or goring each other, or crowding into the wrong stalls. I know these things can be done on the farm, just as well as at the Experiment Station, and just a little easier. On my old farm, when the barn door was opened, Curls would go in first, Ruby next, and every cow knew her time and place, and took it, too. That is the way to have it in order to get the results you hear spoken of in our reports from the Experiment Station. A while ago we sent to Wisconsin to get a few cows, and we put in with them about a dozen ordinary ones, just such as you can pick up anywhere in a farm barn yard, and if you have a dozen and a half cows, you can find a dozen just as good as I have. VVe had them one winter in the herd, and I have here the record of that winter's work, which I would like to read: WINTER 1895-1896. No. Cost Pounds Per Pounds Cost 100 lbs. Cost of 1 lb. D. M. for 1 b. Name of Cow: more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236737970
  • 9781236737977