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, A great deal of attention has latoly been attracted to the agrlaulture of Denmark, mainly beoauie of the great prosperity of the dairy Industry of that coaotty ; but It has been reserved for Consul loglls to piesent the moat valoable report on dairy farms In that country which hosyot sp pearcd, aa It oontaina Illustrations of the Interior of a Doolah dairy factory, and the principal maohlnes therein, as well as tablea giving details of winter feeding, milk yield and price, and coat of prod notion In twenty-three large dairies. Most of the information vppears to have bean obtained from a report written by M. Bogglld, who asya the nnmber of cows In the country is 900,000. As the population la only 2,000,000, there are 45 cows to every 100 people, which «c find is the largest ratio of which any county In the world oan boast. The report la concerned chiefly with the dairy faotoiiep, about 200 of which, dealing with the milk of from five to six thousand cows per day, are conducted on co operative principles. In this and m the system of instruction m private dairies m Depmark, the rules of one of the co-operative dairies are given, and they show the minute oare which is exercised In those institutions, and imposed on the farmers who supply the milk. Having aecertained the most profitable scale of diet for cowa, the Associations insist on their members adopting it, and, m order to encourage them to feed their cows well, payment for milk i« m proportion to cream yielded cream of a given standard, no donbt. The principal foods given to the cows m winter are clover, hay, meadow hay, mangolds, carrots, turnips, corn, bran, oil-cuke, and palm-cake. The proportions vary; but the averago weight of corn, cake, and bran pur oow par day In 23 dairlei it 61b. Turnips are not mcd In half the dairies, and In most tnstenoes where these roots are given the quantity Is small. All but ■Ix use mangolds and carrots, and all but three buy, both kinds of food being supplied liberally. The average oost of producing lOOlbs of milk In tbe twentythree dairies comes out at 4s 2Jd, or almost s}cl per imperial gallon, Appartntly this refers to the cost of food only ; but, of course, it would be much less In tbe summer.

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DAIRYING IN DENMARK., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2025, 31 December 1888

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DAIRYING IN DENMARK. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2025, 31 December 1888