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Animal Sciences

1962

Dairy cows

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Cull Your Dairy Cows On Production, R A. Bettenay Jan 1962

Cull Your Dairy Cows On Production, R A. Bettenay

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Good production and breeding records are essential to allow effective culling of dairy cows, says Busselton Agricultural Adviser R. A. Bettenay, B.Sc. (Agric.) in this article, in which he outlines points to take into account when culling the herd.


Selection Of Dairy Heifers, Department Of Agriculture, Western Australia Jan 1962

Selection Of Dairy Heifers, Department Of Agriculture, Western Australia

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

THE time is approaching on most dairy farms when a decision has to be made on which of the year's crop of heifers are to be retained.

Replacements are needed not only to keep up herd numbers, but also to increase the average production.

This is herd improvement—surely the aim of all dairy farmers.


A Simple Feeding Guide : Balanced Rations For Dairy Cows, K Needham Jan 1962

A Simple Feeding Guide : Balanced Rations For Dairy Cows, K Needham

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

MANY technical articles have been written on the nutrition of dairy cattle and the methods employed in compounding a balanced ration have often been explained.

This article aims to present the principles of compounding a balanced ration in a simplified form, and suggests rations which should be easily adopted on any dairy farm.


Don't Neglect Those Dry Cows, Department Of Agriculture, Western Australia Jan 1962

Don't Neglect Those Dry Cows, Department Of Agriculture, Western Australia

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

WHEN a dairy cow becomes pregnant she is normally milking and has some months to go before being dried off.

It is usual at this stage for dairy farmers to provide the best feed available.


Mineral Supplements, Laurence C. Snook Jan 1962

Mineral Supplements, Laurence C. Snook

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

TJRODUCTIVE dairy cows have a high mineral requirement. A deficiency can cause lowered milk production and poor health may result if it is not corrected.