The best winter ration for the dairy heifer
The increasing demand for dairy cows, and cows of greater efficiency has led to a more systematized rearing of the dairy heifer. The need of a winter ration, considering the economic price and amount of food consumed, is showing itself more clearly now than here-to-fore. Experiments previously carried on give the relative amounts of feed consumed for the calf before weaning time and for the mature cow. Very few, however, have spanned the space which lies between these two points, viz; the amount used by the heifer from the time she is put on dry feed until maturity. In treating this subject the practical side is only to be dealt with, the cost being taken up as a secondary consideration.