IReabingoCourse for farmers
EUtBLISHED BY THE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE OF CORNELL UNIVERSITY,
FROM NOVEMBER TO MARCH, AND ENTERED AT ITHACA AS SECOND-
CLASS MATTER UNDER ACT OF CONGRESS OF JULY 16, 1804.
S. W. FLETCHrR, Sup.rvisor.
SERIES II. ITHACA, N. Y., No. 6.
STOCK FEEDING. NOVEMBER, 1901. BALANCED RATIONS.
DISCUSSION-PAPER ON FARfIERS' READING-
COURSE BULLETIN NO. 6.
This Discussion-paper is sent out with all Farmers' Reading-Course
Bulletins, for two reasons. In the first place, we should like to know your
own ideas on these subjects. On some of these points you have probably
had experience which will be interesting and valuable to us. No matter
what the Bulletin says, if you have different ideas on any of these subjects,
do not hesitate to state them on this paper and give your reasons. We
can learn from each other.
In the second place, we should like to have you use this paper to ask
us questions. If there are any points which the Bulletin has not made
quite clear or if there are any problems in your farming, whether on these
subjects or any other farm subjects on which you think we may be able
to help you, write to us on this paper.
THE NEXT READING-COURSE BULLETINS WILL BE SENT TO THOSE
WHO RETURN TO US THIS DISCUSSION-PAPER AND ACKNOWLEDGE THE
RECEIPT OF THE PREVIOUS BULLETIN (2c. postage). This paper will not be
returned to you, but we shall look it over as carefully as we would a per-
sonal letter and write to you if there are any points about which corre-
spondence is desirable. You will please consider this Discussion-paper,
then, as a personal letter to us. It will be treated as such and under no
circumstances will your remarks be made public.
If you are not interested in this Reading-Course Bulletin, we have.
others on other subjects, and we shall be glad to send any of these to you
on request. The titles of the five Series of the Reading-Course Bulletins
now available are: i. THE SOIL AND THE PLANT. 2. STOCK FEEDING.
3. ORCHARDING. 4. POULTRY. 5. DAIRYING. The Farmers Wives'
Reading-Course, on domestic subjects, is also sent to those who desire it.
THESE BULLETINS CAN NOT BE SENT TO PERSONS WHO RESIDE OUTSIDE
OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AS BOTH COURSES ARE SUPPORTED BY A
For our own benefit we should be glad to have you answer (on these
sheets) any or all of the following questions, if you are interested in these
subjects, but we do not wish you to feel under.any obligation to do this.
I. Have you ever made feeding experiments with your stock? If so,
what were the results?
2. If you wished to fatten a farrow cow for the butcher what ration
would you give her?
3. What do you feed milch cows?
4. Are there any "Davids in your neighborhood?
5. What difference in results have you found in feeding clover hay
and timothy hay?
6. Have you ever tried to work out the nutritive ratio of your feed-
stuffs? Do you believe it pays to do this?
7. Have you any animals which do not pay for their keep ? How do
you know that they are unprofitable?
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