Proceedings of the Annual Convention Volume 22

Proceedings of the Annual Convention Volume 22

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...that there is but little difference in the feeding value of corn silage and-corn fodder. Each method of preparation has its advantages and disadvantages. When it is desired to keep a large dairy in full flow of milk during late summer or winter, silage is very valuable. Whether it will pay an average farmer to build a silo is a question that depends entirely on the conditions that exist on his farm. If it seems best not to build a silo, it largest yields per acre of nutrients are secured when the corn is in the glazing stage, the dry matter is much richer in pro-should be remembered that excellent results can be obtained when well cured corn fodder is used. ' WHEN SHOULD CORN FODDER BE CUT? The trials that have been made by our Experiment Stations show that if it is desired to secure the largest possible yield per acre of nutrients, the corn fodder should be cut when the kernels have passed the glazing stage. All of the experiments that have been made agree upon this point: when the corn is cut in the glazing stage, the largest yield of nutrients is secured. An examination of the various analyses that have been made of the corn plant during growth shows that while the tein at an earlier stage of development; that is, the dry mat-' ter is more concentrated in protein when the corn is in the milk than later. When cut too early, there is a large amount of water in the crop, eighty-eight per cent., or more. Even when properly cured, late cut corn fodder carries from twenty to thirty per cent. water. When comparisons are made on a water free basis, ---that is on the dry material, --there is less protein and more carbohydrates, pound for pound, in the late cut fodder, and more protein and less carbohydrates in the early cut crop. This...
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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236775880
  • 9781236775887