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Spring Treatment Of Cows

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farrow cows that aro being milked and fattened at the same time, must have an abundance of rich food - say four or five quarts of corn meal per day, with out sttilks or hay. Beef is now low, but so are milch cows, and it will probably be iottor to dispose of farrow cows that are tat than to keep them another season. "'íborally fod we have knowu them miiked up to the time they wero sold to tke buteher, and still prove very fat inside. As a rule, however, tho butehors will pay a littlo more if they have been dry a lew weeks. Oows that como in before the first of April will now, in ordinary dairies, be al[owed to1 go dry. 'In the juajority of cases thfiy cease to give juilk of thcir own accord. With warm stables and liberal food, some cows will continue to give milk nearly or quite up to calving. A cow with great digestive powers, that will keep in high condition, nourish her calf, and give milk, may be allowed to do so. In fact, it is probably bettor to keep on milkïng her. There will be less danger of inilk fever after calving. But such cases in our experience, are raie. It roquires libei al food and the best of treatment to keep such a cow in vigorous health. As a rule, the average good dairy cow requires and will repay a few weeks' rest at this season. And we need seldom be afraid to feed liberally. Any fat accumulated beforo calving will in the case of a good milker iind its way to the butter-tub. For ten days or two weeks before calving, it is well to give laxative food, such as bran mash and linseod tca, or, it' this is not sufficient, to give a pound of Glauber salts, 'or half pound of Epsoni salts and a tablfispoonful of ginder. In oase of very fat cows, it is well to give this dose onco a week for three week or a : inonth before cal ving, as a preventiva of


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