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The Dairy

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The outlook for cheese is favorable for good prices. The make in England is reported by the best authorities to be small aud imported stook has been sold ', close up to arrhitl. Tuk New York Tribune, says that the habit of holding up the milk, when once fornied by the cow, is very difficult to break. A mess whichso gratines the cow's appetite as to make lier forget the inclination as ofttn proves sucecssful as anythlng. Regalar, qrdet, quick and comfortable niilking is essen lial. W. 1). Hoaui), of the Fort Atkinson Wis., UniOn, givesabit of, wholesome adviee, in relation lo breed ing eows, in his last issue, and States in kaotgUKe plain that it is nonsense to breed for color, or any other pointe, except for j milk. Speaking of the marnier of Jersey breeders, wno are ruining the milking record of theircows, he Ba-va a good, forty-dollar native cow can discount their high-toned colored squabs a year in advance. Accordino to thestatules of Illinois anyone who manufactures or offers for sale any artille haring the seinblance of butler, which is not wholly made trom pure cream or pure mi-k, unless manufactured undcr its truc and appropriate name and unless each paokagc or parcel is distinctly branded in legible letters, shall be lined not less than SU), nor more than ;iU0, or imprisoned in the countyjail not less than ten nor more than niuety days, or both in the discretion of the court. PiKii'YiNii Rancid Huttek.- One of our forcign contemporaries gives the following mode of clarifying rancid and tainted butler: "Let the butter be melted and skimmed, as for elarifying; then put into it a piece of bread wcll toasted all over, but not tramt In a few minutes the butter will lose its offunsivo taste and smell, but th.e bread will become perfectly fetid." We have serious doubts with regard to the above process producing tho results claimed. Still, it is so simple that any one can try it. - Excliange. Ilovv to C'hoose a Gooi) Cow. - The iTiimply horn is a good indication; a full ey6 another. Her head should be smal] and short. Avoid the Roman nose; this indicates thin milk, and but little of it. See that she is disheil in the lace, sunk between the eyes. Notice that shels what stock men cali a good handler - skin soft and loose like the skin of adog. Deep from tho loin to the udder and very slim tai!. A cow with these marks never fails to be a good milker. There is more difl'erence in cows than usually supposed and but few really good cows are oll'eredinour markets. U a farmer has a "No. 1 article," he won't sell her unless obliged to do so. Now Push Botter Gowe. - It pays to feed cows giving milk liberally. ISulter is high, and now is tho time to feod prolitably. Every cow should be made to produce as mueh butter as possible. Whenever butter is twenty cents per pound or more there is money in the dairy business, and the man who feeds most liberally and judiciously will make the greatest proflt. Meal, both cotton scimI and corn, roots, pumpkin and fodder corn, should all come in for a share of attention as profitable food fov dairy cows. Whatever kinds of food are used the cows should have all they can profitably turn into milk. Mtoj men feel that they caiinot afford to buj grain for feeding to cows at this season of the year. them take a différent view and ask themselves if they can afford not to buy grain to feed eos when butter is as high as it is at ent-


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