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MRS. M3RRISON'S JERSEYS.
BY FRANK RKDIG.
Recently I visited Mrs. Morri
son's dairy farm at Snohomish.
She has a herd of full-blood ani
mals. She does not keep a cow in
the herd that makes less than i %
pounds of butter per day for 365
days in the year; neither does she
tolerate a heifer whose milk tests
less than 4.6 per cent.
She has one cow in her herd that
has been milked 14 months and
gives 32 pounds of 4 per cent milk.
She recently sold a cow to F. H.
Gloyd that calved the 14th day of
April, 1896, and on the 18th day of
June of this year she gave betwe&n
20 and 21 pounds of 5.4 milk, and
will drop a calf the latter part of
Her stock are of the Stoke Pogis
the sth, Rampos Duke, Landseer
and Farmer's Glory strains.
She keeps a tally sheet and set of
scales. Every milking is weighed
night and morning the year
through. Keeping the tally sheet
is not only a good index as to what
each cow is doing, but develops the
interest of the hired man in his
work. He will stud)- the best
methods of feeding, watch the earn
ings more closely, and do his best
to bring out the best qualities of
The writer has not yet visited a
dairy on the Pacific coast where a
more evenly matched herd in color
a.id size could be found.
It would pay any farmer to spend
$10 in visiting this herd.
It will be remembered that Mrs.
Morrison sold a bull in March to
William £ett, of Oak Harbor, for ;
She believes in having a good
hand separator and manufacturing
the butter at home.
The following questions and an-
SA'ers on this subject were, given at
a recent New York farmers' insti-'
Q —What do think of dehorning
Mr. Rice-^-Uo any of you think
it wrong to dehorn cows?
Capt Murphy- 7 God made the
cow and gave her horns. .She looks
better With them on. If I did not
want cows with horns on them I
would get mulleys. When a cow
loses her horns she looks as if she
had lost ever>' friend she has in the
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world. I don't want the horns off
Mr. Rice—God made most of our
farm animals in a rude state, leav
ing it for man to develop them.
The original cow had an udder not
much larger than a goat's, and did
not give milk enough scarcely to
support her calf uutil it became a
ruminant. Man has made her what
she is, and is constantly improving
her. God gave her horns as weap
ons of defense, not for beauty. She
was then in a wiid state. Since
then she has been tamed and well
cared for —or should be—therefore
she has no use for horns, so some
of us take them off, although
as to the best way of doing it, opin
ions differ. For myself I prefer
the Keystone clippers, which cut ou
all sides of the horn at once. There
is a great deal more sentiment than
sense in this opposition to dehorn
ing our cows.
There is a hard way and an easy
way to make dairying pay, and too
many farmers are wedded to the
former. Practice regularity, learn
to love your cows and caress them,
and you will find the task of caring
for them, instead of being irksome,
will become a pleasure.
Shiftlessness is hard times' pri
vate secretary. —Kpitomist.
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