SWINE ERYSIPELAS ONE-SHOT INJECTION BICILLIN FORTIFI (Benzathine Penicillin G and Procaine Penicillin G) Philadelphia 1, Pa. Know-How / is measure of profits I HE dollars and satisfaction you gain from dairying arc influenced by a three- legged stool — the legs being breeding, feeding, and managemeut. Like a milk stool, all three legs need to be firm and well-supported for best results. Concerning breeding and feeding, we know that good feed and hard labor are often wasted because the daily herd does not have the inheritance for high production.' On the other hand, good inheritance may be dissipated on improper feed and inadequate attention. Have as many cows as practical freshen in the fall of the year. Length of dry period should be about two months for highest total milk production. Raise calves in box stalls with sanitary feeding equipment. Heifers need to be larger when bred; many heifers could freshen one to three months earlier if they had grown faster when young. Cows should be milked regularly by managed milking practices. Cows need dry, ventilated quarters. Plenty of fresh water at drinkable temperature will increase milk production, up to 10 per cent. Milking equipment should be thoroughly and regularly cleansed. It takes "the eye of the master" to watch the health of his herd, the adequacy of his equipment and buildings, and to provide the affection which all animals require. In investigations conducted by the United States Dairy Experiment Station at Beltsville, Md., cows produced from 50 to 70 per cent more milk when provided with the extras which come with good management. This is increasingly important as herds get larger. In 1936 the average herd enrolled in herd improvement associations was 23.3, in 1946 the herd size was 27, and in 1955 the herd size was 32.3. Whatever form good management takes, it should start with proper records'of breed' ing, feeding, and milk production. Probably the most important time that any dairyman spends is keeping records.
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