Soiling, Ensilage, And Stable Construction; Being A Revised Edition Of Soiling, Summer And Winter…

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byFrank Sherman Peer

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1900. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XII. STABLE MANAGEMENT. Stable Management In Winter. In the winter time the cows are kept in nights, and turned out during the daytime, when the weather is favorable. I protest against the principle of keeping cows in the stable all winter without going out, as is being advocated by some. The argument is that cold requires extra fuel (feed), and that exercise also is at the expense of extra feed, and that a cow can only consume and assimilate so much food in twenty-four hours, and if she expends it in additional heat to keep the body warm, or in replacing the wasted tissues or muscles by exercise, she will have just so much less fuel to convert into milk and butter. This is undoubtedly true, theoretically at least. But unfortunately this is not the whole truth. While a cow is a machine, as has been said, she is not an iron machine. They should most certainly be turned out every day during the winter that the weather is suitable, as an appetizer, an invigorator, and for the relaxation of certain muscles. But while it may cost a few pounds of milk in the daily yield, for the year it will, I am sure, be enough greater to make up any temporary loss. It must be borne in mind that, while a cow is a machine, she is not a finished machine. She is constantly rebuilding and repairing her body, not only in one part or particular, but the whole system is being constantly overhauled and renewed. That a herd of cattle may be collected and put in the barn, and fed there for six months or a year, without stepping a foot outside, summer or winter, can be done, and that the owner will not be liable to see any bad effects to the cattle themselves, is a fact possibly true; but it is only a question of a few years when that man will discover his mistake. The reader's attenti...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1900. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XII. STABLE MANAGEMENT. Stable Management In Winter. In the winter time the cows are kept in nights, and turned out during th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217994180

ISBN - 13:9780217994187

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