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      Pasiur&—The foundation of successful dairying in Ken- ,
i _;;y_-i·;_,  tucky rests upon abundant and nutritious pastures. The  
  if native blue grass makes an ideal dairy forage, and it may be  
  i wisely supplemented by several introduced grasses* `Rye is T
  . especially adapted for late fall and early spring pasture. It A
  starts cows off well in the spring. Seven station cows turned ·
  on rye the first of April, 1902, gained on an average 16.8 [_
  ° pounds of milk and over 1 pound of butter daily during the  
  1 ·· week over the average of the preceding GHG; tho fat DGP Cfiflt. -  
  .. was Slightly reduced. They were getting at this time heavy 36
  rations of from 11 to 15 pounds of grain, 10 to 24 pounds of Q  
  - silage and some clover hay. During the second week on rye _g  
  the yield was increased slightly more. Although the rye was lg  
  cropped short the increased milk iiow held, showing a con- i¤¤` Q
  tinued good effect of the early pasture. .   Ei  
    In 1903 the cows, 24 in number, were turned on rye pasture l Z  
  I March 13th. At the time they were being fed liberally on ,§  
  grain, clover hay and silage. The following table shows the gw  
  milk yield from the 13th to the 21st inclusive : ;  
  Yield ormiik oa Rye raaara. _ §,  
  ‘ MARQH _,.,.._... 13 14 15 16 17 18 ‘ 19 \ 20 21 E  
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  Time 011Rye .... X 1l1`1%hI‘.2l1I'S off off 5éhr 6hrs.6·l;l1r. off E g
  . Yield of Milk. lbs. 350.4 372 5 365.0 370.6 356.9 352.3 375.1 377.6 366 6 Q  
  Gain or loss over \ y _ E .
  5 tirst day on rye. 22 1 14.6 20.2 6.5 1.9 24.7 2;.2 16.2 · ,
  The yields were apparently influenced on the day following ;
  the grazing. thus showing the quick response of the animal to  
 i the change in its feeding. E
  The results of feeding grain to cows on pasture have been n  
  variable, but in general it has proven unprotitable. From the  
  results of all experiments it would appear that it is profitable _ "‘
  , only when pastures are short. Our experiments have shown
    ties H. German, Kentuuky Bulletin 98.,
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