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NOTES FOR FARMERS

_ « WHY COW TESTING PAYS. Cow testing shows the money- • makers. The best cows in many! herds are returning a profit of £25 or more every year. It is possible to have every cow kept do as well. The loafers, tbe cows that consume more than they return, are quickly \ spotted and eliminated when tbe cow- j test is used. No successful merchant j bandies a line of goods on which be j loses money ; likewise* no progressive J dfiiryman wil milk a cow on which he j does not make a profit.- The milking j of cows is a straight business proposi tion, and no farmer cun afford to spend his own time or pay high priced labour io milk cows which do not pay fori their Board. Let's maka the £25 re turn per cow our standard. ' j To build up a profitable herd lhe, cow is indispensable. It enables the i dairyman to quickly get a high pro ducing herd by selecting heifers from only the best cows. In this connec . tion the sires that are capable of! transmitting dairy quality and tern-1 perament to their offspring can be proved. The verygeneral practica of' sending mature bulls to the block when they are just in their prime for breeding purposes, is detrimental to the dairy industry and should be stopped. Cow testing also pays because surplus stock of both sexes sell for higher prices when buyers can see what the aucestors of these animals have done in tbe line of milk and b utter fat pre duction. When using the test, farmers may know their cows as individuals and feed so as to get the greatest return for every dollar's worth of feed pro vided. The value of the silo in supplying fresh summer succulence dur ing tbe winter months, and in helping out when pastures dry up in the summer, is also shown be&t when cows are under test.—By G. R, Ingall, in the "Pacifiic Dairy Review.

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NOTES FOR FARMERS, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3457, 1 December 1914

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NOTES FOR FARMERS Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3457, 1 December 1914

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