Profitable Dairying; A Practical Guide to Successful Dairy Management

Profitable Dairying; A Practical Guide to Successful Dairy Management

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...does not keep its place as well as the articles mentioned. There is no economy in stinting the cow in the matter of bedding, as no more is wasted when liberal bedding is used than when it is stinted. No dog should be allowed in the barn or about the cows, and the animals should never be chased or hurried. Ill treatment of this kind will be evident in the production. In winter turn the cattle out not more than an hour a day in mild weather; less time when colder, and in stormy weather not at all. BAD HABITS TO AVOID Jerking downward with the hand when milking is a bad practice. It is not uncommon to see a milker jerk a teat as if he were trying to separate it from the udder. Many a fine cow has been ruined in this way. After the attendant has carefully wiped off the udder with a piece of dry burlap or other suitable material, he should grasp the teat, milk slowly for the first few moments, then with a slight downward pressure force the milk from th teat. He will find that it requires less exertion to milk in the proper manner than in the old way. An attendant who will not reform should be promptly discharged or dismissed from the barn. Garget, injured quarters, lumps in teats and udder, deformed udders are common results of this violent jerking down when milking. Wetting the hand or teat is another bad practice. It is filthy as well as injurious. If the teat be feverish, sore, or cracked, a little vaseline will soften it. This is an article that should always be on hand in the cow stable. Cleanliness should be a standard requisite in the dairy. Cows well bedded and daily carded and brushed will be in condition to produce pure milk. The udder should be wiped with a coarse, rough cloth. This cloth should not be allowed to become filthy. If necessary...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236660811
  • 9781236660817