Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Minnesota State Dairyman's Association

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Minnesota State Dairyman's Association

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...The 'third point is not one of so much importance to the practical dairy man. You cannot judge the ability of a cow to produce a large amount of butter by the size of the udder. If she has a good capacity and an angular form she must of necessity find an outlet for her product and the udder will usually be found large enough to take care of the milk the cow produces. On the other hand if a cow lacks the first two points a big fleshy udder does not mean anything. For a practical dairyman acow should have a fair sized udder, with teats large enough for the milker to get hold of so as not to lose time in milking, and teats should be well placed not too near together. For the breeder of pure bred stock form of udder is more of'an important point. Houston has a very good shaped udder, but it should extend-further forward and be attached more firmly to the belly. From the breeders standpoint it should extend further up behind. From a business standpoint one cannot expect too much from any one individual and it is therefore, best not to be too critical as to udder formation, it is best to tie to the essentials but from a pure bred standpoint the udder of Fortune would be severely criticised as being too pendulous, cut up between front and rear, teats not extending far enough forward nor attached well to the body, neither does it extend well out and up behind. The milk wells are very. important in selecting a dairy animal. The orifices where the blood passes thru the abdominal wall should be large and numerous. In this respect Colantha 4th's Johanna, the world's champion cow, and Ester Piebe DeKol are exceptionally good, having two extra wells near the navel in the center of the belly. In judging young calves and yearling...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236773330
  • 9781236773333