The Dairy Farm, Dairy Cattle Methods and Dairy Farm Management

9781130889574: The Dairy Farm, Dairy Cattle Methods and Dairy Farm Management
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 Excerpt: ... between morning and evening milkings should be as nearly of even length as is possible. The cows should also be milked quickly and all the milk drawn at each milking. Slow milking induces in the cows a tendency to hold up their milk, so that it is difficult to get them milked cleanly. If the milk is not all drawn at each milking, the cows are not properly stimulated to produce their maximum and they dry off more quickly. The quality of the product depends largely on the thoroughness and cleanliness of the milking operation. The cows should be free from manure, particles of bedding and loose hairs. This can be accomplished only by keeping the cows brushed every day, and by brushing again the hind quarters just before milking. Wiping the flanks and udder with a damp cloth, just before starting to milk, will cause particles and hair to adhere to the skin and prevent them dropping into the pail. The cleanliness of the cows can be greatly improved by clipping the hindquarters, flank and udder, at the beginning of the stabling. Milking should always be done with dry hands. Wet hand milking is a most filthy operation, as it causes dirt from the teats, in solution, to drop into the milk from which it is impossible to strain it. Cows with sore teats should be left till the last, to avoid spreading the contagion to other cows. If it is too painful to milk sore teats with dry hands, a little vaseline on the teats is to be preferred to wet hand milking, while the vaseline will have a beneficial action. A narrow mouthed pail will catch less dirt than the ordinary milk pail, and after a little practice will be found as easy to use. The milking of heifers should have particular attention, as the habits of the cow's whole life are determined in the first lactation period....

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