Feeding dairy cows

Thumbnail Image
Date
1948-05-01
Authors
Johnston, Floyd
Porter, Arthur
Jackson, Lyle
Major Professor
Advisor
Committee Member
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Publisher
Authors
Research Projects
Organizational Units
Organizational Unit
Extension and Experiment Station Publications
It can be very challenging to locate information about individual ISU Extension publications via the library website. Quick Search will list the name of the series, but it will not list individual publications within each series. The Parks Library Reference Collection has a List of Current Series, Serial Publications (Series Publications of Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service), published as of March 2004. It lists each publication from 1888-2004 (by title and publication number - and in some cases it will show an author name).
Journal Issue
Journal Issue
Is Version Of
Versions
Series
Abstract

Dairy cows furnish a market for the feed produced on the farm and aid in utilizing labor to good advantage. The dairy enterprise must be fitted into the entire farming operation for the best results. On many Iowa farms it is possible to grow the entire dairy ration. Good pasture grass, silage, alfalfa hay, corn, oats and soybeans when fed in sufficient quantities and proper combinations will provide all the nutrients that are necessary. A substantial profit above market value may be realized by Using these feeds in the rations for good-producing dairy cows.

Production records on each individual cow will show the difference in cows and the way they respond to different feeding practices. Those records can be used as guides to better feeding methods. But no one can be sure o f a cow ’s producing ability until she has had an opportunity to show it with good feeding and care. The milk scales and the Babcock test will put the blame for low production upon the feeder as well as upon the cow.

Comments
Description
Keywords
Citation
DOI
Source
Subject Categories
Copyright
Collections