Feeding Dairy Cattle

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1927-09-01
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Weaver, Earl
Oderkirk, Burt
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Most farmers realize that good dairy cows will produce more milk when properly fed than when fed scant rations. However, many dairy cows In Iowa receive rations that will not allow them even to approach a profitable level of production.

There are several reasons why cows are underfed. The chief reason lo that a majority of men, while they know that Increased feed will result In more milk, are not yet convinced that this Increased yield will justify the feed cost. They believe that a low feed cost Is the ultimate aim In profitable dairying. Economy and thrift In selecting rations are Indispensable for profit; extravagance and wasteful expenditures for unnecessary feeds are to be avoided; yet such false economy as allows a cow little better than a starvation ration Is deplorable. Successful dairymen had to learn the value of good feeding before they were able to succeed.

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