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STIMULATING THE MILK FLOW.

The dairy cow can often be brought up to a high degree of efficiency by some very simple means. The persistency of the milker will pay well for all the time spent. Try to make the cow tbiak she has not given enough and she will set about to make it up next time. A little milk left in the udder will make her think she is not giqmg more than she is expected to, and at the next milking shi will not have quite so much for you. There is a great difference in the per cent, of butter fat in the first and ohe last milk drawn. The first will .ometimes be as low 1 per cent, and the last has been known to run as high «12 per cent. It payg to work for the shippings. The manipulation of cbe udder will often result in the increase of a pound of milk. This-' is usually done, after the milker has secured all the milk be'-oun; by taking the teat in the hand and pushing the udder up close the body, repeating tbis about three times with (each quarter, in turn, between the [hands with the hands c!osa to the body and.rub down. The extra milk secured at n single milking pay for the time, but it will stimulate,, the cow to give that much more at tbe next milking without extra woik. Here is where the profit will come in We all know that a cow with which the calf is allowed to run will very *oon adjust the flow of milk to the needs'of tbe calf, and it is equally rue that tbe dairy cow can and will increase the milk flow if encouraged by the milker.. Get all tbe stripping. It will pay.—E, P. Clement.

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STIMULATING THE MILK FLOW., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4399, 29 May 1914

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STIMULATING THE MILK FLOW. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4399, 29 May 1914

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