Department of Dairy Husbandry
It is the purpose of the writer to give in this bulletin a few practical suggestions on the feeding of dairy cattle, particularly applicable to South Dakota conditions. The suggestions are based on scientific experiments in feeding, and such practices as have been developed by feeders. There are two basic factors in economical milk production one the cow, the other the feed. The characteristics which make one cow a heavy producer when fed the proper amount and kind of feed, and the other a light producer under similar conditions, are inherited, and cannot be altered by feeding. It is safe to assert, however, that the production of the average cow on farms in South Dakota could be increased considerably by more liberal feeding of the proper feeds. The largest single expense in the production of milk is the cost of feed. It is apparent, therefore, that the farmer who is engaged in dairy farming or contemplates dairying, must give careful consideration and attention to the feeding of his herd.
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South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Olson, T.M., "Feeding Dairy Cattle" (1921). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 195.