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PROF. J. s MOO E. Editor ^ * Our reader** arc invite*! to contribute their experience to thi* ? J iepartment; Oue.tionx relating to dairy management and produc- ft f ‘ "n w 115 r«ceivc prompt attention when **ent to Dairy Department. > rBe editor of this department would like very much to get all j w ho are able to give a record of ■ ’.bat their cows have done with-1 in the past year to give their re-1 ‘•ults in these colums. If such a record shows a loss it will be just as valuable as one sbdwicg a profit. If a loss is shown it may cause some of us to think that perhaps wc also may be keeping » at least a part of our herd at a loss. —11 ■■ ■ « ♦ ♦♦♦ ^ ■■■ ■■■ ■. The 1 #»th Annual Kcperf of the Mississippi Experiment Station gives the following 'interesting nummary of the record of the Station herd for the year r*»2’03 Tr.e record shows that the av erage cost of feed for twelve months was $.><». t4. ranging from ! ?2S.5>h to $i>. The range in j tn« yield of milk wan from .tool | pounds to 7.^01, the average be- j ng 552'* pounds or about *»>.> gal-i ; mn. The average yield of but ter w as ,>44 pounds, ranging from i 251 pounds t<» 427. The cost «>fi feed to produce one pound of but I t< ' wan •* cents, ranging from *• 5 to 11 2 cents. It is interesting to note in this t nn« , t. n that neither of the t • o cow s giving the most milk c.i f, the largest yield oj butter. I it greatest vie Id of milk was 1 pounds, making *ss jmunds cutter. The next largest < <i u..s «.5-4». founds of mdk. r ng 472 pounds of flutter. .»rgcst vicld of butter was m a cow giving only V*'* * tids of milk, making 427 nds of flutter: while the next c<t yield was 42s pounds of ter from a cow giving only - pounds of mdk. Th-x but made from the last named \as produced at a cost of ' -'cents a pound for the •>nstimed while the feed med by the cow giving the st yield of mdk made tin r . cst ‘»/i t ents a pound, there is such a variation in unity and quality of the from the above herd com* t only pure bred Jerse\ s is it not reasonable to suppose that there is a still greater differ ence in grade or common cows. Such being thecase wuld it not be well to be able to tell at the end of the year what each cow has produced and the cost of feed for each. A record tba t will show this need take but lit tle time or money and will well repay the owner for bis trouble* The South Carolina Station in Bulletin ».7 gives the following rations as suitable for dairy cows in the South: No. 1. Cotton seed hulls 2'» pounds, corn meal s pounds, and cotton seed meal 5 pounds. No. 2. ( rab-grass hay 10j pounds, corn and cob meal 10 pounds. No ( orn ensilage .to pounds bran ♦* pounds, cotton seed meal t pounds, and cotton seed bulls 1 2 pounds. No. •* ( rab-grass bay 2o pounds, corn meal t pounds corn stover 12 pHinds, cotton seed meal ' pounds. No. 5. ( orn stover l*' pounds, wheat bran 4 pounds, cotton seed m s I .1 o o< ivd.. . ^ .1 , _ f " ' I'W »« H V II IllVltl « » pounds. No. *». Sweet pot a tin's 25 p< unds, corn stover lo pounds, cotton seed meal * pounds, and corn meal s pounds. No, 7. ('urn shucks 12 pounds cow pea hay l" jHiunds. corn nj»*al ( pounds, and cotton seed meal ' pounds. No. s. Vetch hay 14 pounds, cotton seed hulls Jo pounds, and corn Stalks !•* pounds, cotton seed meal 2 pounds and torn meal 2 pounds. No. Jo.Corn shucks 25 pounds Cotton seed meal 5 pounds, and u heat bran 4 pounds. N>>. 1!. Cotton seed hulls 2»» pounds, ootton seed meal 4 poundand wheat bran 5 pounds, * *• He sure tow rite to 11 h i Hi > i % i,ss t <»i.I i '•! . lack sou, Miss , it you are interested in a business course. Intelligence In Dairying. In an address to dairymen, 1 rol C. h. Marshall of Michigan I said: The producers of milk in gen-' cral are not sufficiently acquaint* ted with milk itself and with those agents which tend to influ ence milk. They, therefore, are are not intelligently posted in those methods which will pro duce a satisfactory milk. Also they are claiming that the con sumers will not pav for the extra labor entailed in the production of a first grade milk. Farther, too. there is toolittlc comprehen sive knowledge of the methods used in the manufacture of milk products. -You may chide me for making these remarks, but in general I am right in saying that they arc true. You know that every farmer cannot pro duce milk. You know that one iarmer will make ♦» to 8 per cent on his investment while his neighbor living practically under the same conditions, will lose as much or even more. What is the difference? One is .in intelligent dairy man and the other is not. On? is an expert and the other is not. No matter where you go or what profession you examine, this same conditi »n exists. It is the man who knows, who has the energy to push his knowledge. So 1 believe that he who is able : to know dairying from A to /' will be tile man who will succeed in dairying. He may lie depend ed upon to develop dairv science and dairy art, for he will appre ciate the value of it and the rela tion ot such to his work. I do ii"t believe that it is worth while I to try to educate a man who is »pposed to that educate a man vim is opposed to that education, \ hetlicr it is in college or wheth r tli.it cdoration comes through self study. The best way to cure a balky horse is to v;ot rid of him. Time i** tint valuable to spend in i fforts to correct him. (llicnp Kxcursiun. August 15th, \ ia Mobile «\ Ohio R. K*. Round trip rate from Starkville, Miss. t<> St Louis sjot ('hit ai«i» 515 l it kets will lie sold for trains leaving Mobde August 15th anil uib b it'Kid to return leaving eit! t-r o»int until and including A i. ' st loot. Apply to M, A <) K. R As*euts for particulars. I 1 CARTRIDGES AND SHOT SHELLS reprrfont the experience of 3; years of ammunition mailing. U.M.C- on the head of a cart ridge is a guarantee < f quality. Sure fjjc —accurate — reliable. A*k your dealer. ('ataleg tent '-‘fen revisett. THE UNION METALLIC a CftRTRIDCE 00. S BRIDGEPORT, CONN. 1 Magowah Meadows Stock Farm Registered Dorset Horned Sheep Registered Rad Polled Cattle. A number of Bull calves will be offered at reasonable prices, from jjood home raised cows— TICK FKVKK PROOF. Calves due in March and April, Come* and sec the best Farmers Cow anti the Champion Bull in the State. W. S. Turner, Rural Free Delivery Route, four miles and a half east of CRAWFORD. MISS. No More Blind Horses. — For Specific Opthalmia. Moon Blind ness and other Sore Kves. Barry Co., Iowa City. Iowa. Have Sure sunny s/ae Hcrefords, Twcnt> good registered females For Sale. I and 2 years old heifers ami c<als young hulls, two year oMs and con s bred t<. \\ \kkiok 'i ll, 1’v 1 hut m \ \ 2 s n. I* v i koj.m \\ 4 i it. also s(> g.«>i| grade females 7-S to »i3-<.4 fireeds. Patrolman 3rd in pasture with e fades since April 12th w. S. IKAK’I), Henrietta, Pexi»s MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE l UI NH II A*mi students last session. Kt|*ti|*ments • **,. being eons tan t 1 \ improved. Kndou meat is be ing annually enlarged. Next session opens Sept. tli. Send lor catalogue. W. T. LOWKK’V, Pres., C linton, Miss.