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By Prof. A. B. Nystrom, Dairy Instructor State College, Pullman, Wash.
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Questions and Answers
GROUND WHEAT FOR DAIRY
Question: I have a Jersey heifer
three years old, fresh last April, that
is rapidly foiling in her milk. T am
feeding all the clover and timothhy
hay mixed that she will eat and two
gallons of ground wheat a day, also
about 10 pounds of rutabagas. Is tne
ground wheat too heavy, and should
it be mixed with other feed? She
does not eat good now. We began
feeding the wheat about three weeks
ago and she fell off right away. R.
W. B. Snohomish, Wash.
Answer: It is probable that in this
case you are feeding too wide a ration,
that is, there is a lack of proten.
Ground wheat doe 9 not produce milk
economically, nor is timothy hay
adapted for feeding to dairy cows,
Since your clover and timothy is
mixed it may not be possible to ob
tain any other hay, and I would
therefore change the ration as fol
lows: Make a mixture of bran and
oats equal parts, or bran and barley
equal parts, feeding one pound of
this mixturo to throe pounds of milk.
Ten pounds of rutabagas is perhaps
ample for one feed under average con-
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ditions, but if she is a high produc
ing cow she will consume as much as
20 pounds of roots to the feed. If
you can secure any high protein feeds
such as proteina, or dried brewers
grains it would be well to feed one
pound of this at each feed in con
nection with the other grain.
FEEDING CARROTS TO DAIRY
Question: Can you advise me what
effect feeding carrots has on milk
cows? E. C. L. Loom is, Wash.
Answer: Carrots are good for
dairy cows in that they produce the
desired succulence and also furnish
some nutrients. We have found that
the more highly colored varieties
produce more highly colored milk
than do some of the other root crops.
As a rule, however, when selecting a
root crop we choose that variety
which will give the largest yield per
acre under local conditions, consider
ing also the cost of raising and the
RATION WITH ALFALFA AS
Question: 1 have a small dairy
supplying milk to the town, and I
have ordered a carload of alfalfa with
out the slightest experimental knowl
edge of feeding it. I have hoard that
there is somo danger, and 1 suppose
that it will be moro economical to
feed it with sonic other cheap feed
1. Is there much danger of feeding
dry alfalfa? That is over feeding?
± Would the same danger exist in
giving one full feed, say either morn
ing or night, and something else at
the other feed?
3, Supposing a balanced ration be
obtained, or nearly so, with other
hay, will there still be benefit from
4. Supposing a fairly good ration
of dry feed be made of alfalfa and
other hay or grain, will there be
much benefit from adding carrots, say
at 87.00 per ton, when alfalfa costs
Sl6 and the other from $10 to $12?
J. W. D. Chewelah, Wash.
Answer: 1. We have experienced
no danger from feeding dry alfalfa,
and as a rule we allow the cow to eat
as much as she will consume.
2. There will be no danger in
giving one full feed of alfalfa in the
morning and another feed of some
other hay or gain in the evening, but
as a rule, we would prefer feeding
the mixture of grain with the hay
both morning aud evening and allow
ing the cow to eat the other rough
age, as for example, straw, if she
cares for it, during the day.
3. While alfalfa hay in itself is
practically a balanced ration for a
cow producing a large amount of
milk, you will find that the cow does
not have the capacity for consuming
enough of this coarse material to
furnish the nutrients necessary for
milk production. In no case" should
a cow be expected to do her best on
alfalfa hay alone. A liberal grain
ration must be allowed if the cow is
an average producer.
4. Relative to the feeding of car
rots or other root crops, will state
that tueso are fed not so much for
the nutrients they contain as for the
beneficial effects on digestion. As to
whether it would be pioh'table to feed
carrot 9at §7.00 per ton will depend
upon the prices of substitutes and
the value of the butterfat or milk. If
alfalfa costs $10 per ton it seems
that you could nfiord to feed carrots
OVER-EXERTION PROVES DIS-
Question: I wish to inquire as to
what be the cause of the present con
dition of a Jersey cow which I have.
Those are some of the facts which
may help in forming an opinion:
She is about five years old; she has
always been in good health; has been
tested for tuberculosis and found to
be sound. When she was fresh tbe
time before the last she gave over
four gallons of milk per day. But
since she calved this last time, in
September, she has been a disappoint
ment t) me. She gives only about
three pints of milk per day at present.
1 have been trying to find out what
might have been accountable for her
present condition. I learned that
the cow, about throe weeks before the
time her calf should have beou born,
had an experience of great fright
and physical exertion in a long run,
trying to get away from a boy who
was leading her. The cow was to be
tak.m a distance of about nine miles
tojmothor place. After having gone
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