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BY M. L. MATTERSON.
The cool weather which came in as August went out al
most made the cows smile.
Govern the bull gently, yet firmly, and he is less apt to
become your foe.
An "over" feed is nearly as injurious to the calves as is
an "under" feed.
The cream should be from 60 to 64 degrees F. according
to circumstances, when it is put in the churn.
We are often cautioned not to overwork the boy or the
colt. The same rule applies to butter.
If you sell cream to the creamery keep it just as clean
as if you were going to churn and market it yourself.
In butter making much depends upon the quality of the
salt you use. Get the best every time.
Whether you keep one cow or twenty it is necessary
to study your surroundings to make the most of what you
Sister Lee says that although it is quite necessary to keep
cool when a bee stings you yet it is hard to do. It is the
same thing when the cow kicks you.
Professor James W. Robertson of Guelph, Ontario, hit the
nail on the head when he said "a pound of butter which
will not fetch more than 11 cents, has cost someoody just
as much as a pound of butter which will sell for 25 cents."
O. C. Gregg, Superintendent of the Farmers' Institute in
Minneapolis, says: "With the 'dairy cow' (instead of 'a
cow') and a perfected system of cream separation, we have
two great aids in dairy work."
Hon. J. H. Wilson, Secretary of Agriculture, says: 'The
severest taunt the lowa farmer's worst enemy could offer
him would be 'you don't know how to feed oil cake meal.' "
The milk stool, like confidence, is like confidence mis
Well done, Bro. Stevens, but do it some more, and let
Let some one who knows all about our dairy school tell us
about it in RANCHE AND RANGE. No doubt there are
many young men in the state who know nothing of it.
Plenty of sunshine in the cow barn helps to keep off tuber
culosis. The best method of admitting sunlight is by a sub
stance known as glass. The poorest way is through cracks
in the wall.
When the "Little Buttermaker" is printed and bound we
trust Mr. Williams will let us know through RANCHE AND
RANGE, where it can be procured.—(See his ad. this issue.
We have found a tea made of blackberry leaves to be a
good remedy for "scours" in calves. Feed it in milk.
The only safe way to handle the bull is with a ring in his
nose, to which a jockey stick is attached.
Don't forget that vaseline is an excellent and cheap remedy
for cracked or scratched teats.
A good dose of scour will keep the dairy tins from getting
sour.— (Farm, Stock and Home.)
Stop the churn when the butter is in grains no larger than
kernels of wheat, then it is an easy matter to wash the but
Don't let anybody talk you into buying some new fangled
churn. The old style barrel or box churn is good enough.
D. M. Holmquist, of Minnesota, says: "Keep the animals
quiet when bloated, as breathing is greatly interfered with."
In a speech before the recent dairy convention at Crooks
ton, Minn., A. J. McGuire said: "In caring for the dairy
herd we should bear in mind that our success will greatly
depend on our patience and regularity."
The first prizes for both butter and cheese were carried off
at the Pierce county fair by J. P. Sharp's Ellensburg cream
eries. The Spring creek creamery doesn't lag at all in the
(RANCHE AND RANGE has in its employ a pretty com
petent lot of printers, as can readily be judged from the neat
appearance it presents. We think we have the best in Se
at tle-pbut even well trained printers are apt to make mis
takes sometimes. For the past two weeks our readers have
been deprived of one of the most interesting features of our
dairy department, "Stripplings," and the only reason for it
has been because the make-up man, when he found he was
short of room, left them out. We have laid down the law to
him however, and hereafter "Stripplings" will appear regu
RANCHE AND RANGE.
RIUERTON HERD OP JERSEYS
Headed by SCRIBE, 22373, a son of DIPLOMA, 16219, sire of 31 tested
cows, including Merry Maiden, winner of sweepstakes award for best indi
vidual cow over all breeds at World's Fair, Chicago, 1893. Dam, Ueauty ot
Cloverdale, 18,608: grand-dam of Drown Bessie, 74997, winner of :W and BO
day tests at World's Fair, and who gave more milk than any other cow in
the Jersey herd. .
A few desirable bull calves for sale. Write for pedigrees and prices.
DILWORTH BROS., Spokane, Wash.
FRANK J. MERZ
Empire Hand Separators, Babcock Testers, Glassware,
BUTTER AND CHEESE COLORS, ETC.
4-17 Main Street - Seattle, Wash.
Wj£ THE LITTLE BUTTERMAKER
By a Danish butterraaker of fifteen years experience.
Contains matters of interest and instruction to every buttermaker,
fanner and creameryman. Accurate directions how to make and market
fine butter. The co-operative creamery, the home dairy, and dairy indus
try abroad, and much other matter of interest and instruction.
CHAS. WILUAMS, 108 South Monroe street, Spokane, Wash.
Cheapest, simplest, easiest to operate, no shifting
of trays, dries at lowest cost, no waste of hot air,
perfect circulation of air, no bursting or dripping.
CAN BE BUILT FOR THE~ —
LARGEST OR THE SMALLEST ORCHARD
Evaporates prunes, apricots, peaches, pears, ber
ries, cherries, grapes, vegetables, etc. The trays
are put in at the top, where the temperature is the
lowest, and the gradual approach to a higher tem
perature ripens the fruit and makes it sweeter,
while the rapid and uniform circulation of air
dries the fruit very fast.
For particulars and price, address:
W. T. JACOBSEN, Mfr.
430 Washington Street, Portland, Ore.
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The Whatcom Creamery Co. is paying 19 cents per pound
for butter for cream delivered in Whatcom, and 17 cents per
pound in the milk, says the Reporter. Payments are made
monthly in cash. The creamery has come to stay, is con
ducted strictly on business principles, and with a view to
ultimate success. One patron, Kirkman Bros., of Van Buren,
will receive $68.78 for August cream. Mr. Clark, of Marietta,
sends two cans of milk daily; his August pay is $31.50. After
paying for the delivery of his milk, 15 cents per hundred,
which is 6 1-3 cents more than a usual price, David Wight, of
Eveson, $39.96. These are all cash monthly payments, and a
regular income of this kind monthly on a ranch is a small
Klondike of itself. Mr. Gilmore, manager of the creamery,
would be glad to have intending patrons call and confer with
him and see the so-called model plant of Washington.
E. J. Ross, of Bothell, Wash., a progressive dairyman and
stock breeder, informs us that he is consulting with Mitchell,
Lewis & Stayer Co. with regard to having them furnish him
a water motor, to be used in operating his creamery plant.
He has a 350-pound separator, with a dairy herd of 23 ani
mals, four cows and one bull being Red Polls from the old
standard L. K. Coggswell herd.