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consin college of agriculture in a
bulletin on dairying. To show that
there is a vast difference in the profit
producing capabilities of dairy ani
mals, Mr. Humphrey cites the records
of three different classes of cows
found in the university herd. One
lot averaged 426.9 pounds of butter
fat per year, another 301.8 pounds,
and a third 195.3 pounds. The re
turn over the feed cost for the best
producers was $70.64 per year per
cow, the second $42.18, and the last
$19.01. Although each group re
quired about the same cafe and feed,
the total production and profit varied
In urging that greater effort be
made to care for cows in the best
possible manner, to feed them better
rations, to improve their individual
ity and to bi'eed to insure a larger
number of offspring which would
develop into profitable cows, Mr.
Humphrey offers the following sug
gestions for the care of cows during
the winter months: "Feed cows
daily one pound of grain for every
threo pounds of milk produced, 25
to 40 pounds corn silage, and what
ever clover or alfalfa hay they will
eat. Do not keep them out in the
cold for a longer time than they ap
pear to enjoy such an outing. Allow
them to have water which is not
colder than that from a deep well.
Keep them in clean, well lighted,
properly ventilated stables."
SUCCESS WITH STRAWBERRIES
To the ardent lover of fruits none
.contains more charms, and more
.profit when grown for market, than
'the strawberry. Unlike other farm
crops, the strawberry requires but
little land, but little capital, cheap
tools and but little physical strength.
Succesa .with strawberries depends
more upon the person engaged in the
business than upon the soil, climate,
locality or other local conditions.
One must have an intense love for
the business and for the plants them
selves. This will lead to a careful
study of the s'trawberry plant and its
- Give the plants the best soil avail
able. A rich loamy soil containing a
liberal quantity of vegetable mold is
ideal. Such a soil is warm, will hold
the moisture well, will not bake, and
will not heave badly. The plat of
ground selected should be as free
from weeds and grass as possible to
have it, and it should be broken deep
from ten to twelve inches, then
rolled or dragged so. as to crush the
sods and firm the soil. The manur
ing is of much importance. The
manure should be free from weed
seeds of any kind. Well-rotted
manure is best and should be applied
liberally. An application of thirty
to forty tons per acre is none too
much too apply, then after two or
three crops of berries have been har
vested the soil will be in better con
dition than when the plants were set.
If the ground is well pulverized the
manure will get well mixed with it.
When the ground is ready set it
with strong-rooted plants. It is
cheaper in the long run to pay double
price for choice, strong-rooted plants.
Plants with- small, weakly roots will
never give good results. Plant the
varieties that have been tested out
and have proven best for your local
ity. It will pay the beginner to spend
a few years in the work of testing In
a small way the various sorts before
going into the business on a large
scale, using the variety or varieties
that have proven their worth. In
growing berries for the market, an
other factor must be considered. One
must consult the market he expects
to sell to. A berry that is the most
valuable when it can l)e marketed
within a mile or two of home often
proves to be almost- worthless when
pipped f-fty or a hundred miles.
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PHOTO OF PLANT WITH BERRIES TAKEN OCT. C, 1913
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