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veins prominent, and the bag tending far behind; teats long and large; buttocks broad and fleshy; tail long pliable and small in proportion to the size of the the carcase, and the joints short. To these outward marks may be added a gentle disposition, a temper free from any vicious tricks, and perfectly manageable on every occasion. On the other hand, a cow with a thick head and short neck, prominent back bone, slender chest, belly tucked up, small udder, or a fleshy bag short teats, and thin buttocks is to be avoided, as totally unfit for the purposes either of the dairy, the suckler or the grazier."

The milch cow is generally in her prime at five years old, and will continue in a good milking state till ten years of age or upwards. Cows should be milked regularly, morning and evening, and always as nearly at the same hours as may be. Some have recommended milking them three times a day, at five, one and eight; and it is said if they are full fed they will give half as much again milk if milked thrice as if only twice a day. Those farmers who would make the most of their cows should provide a bull to run in the herd.

"If the cleaning of a cow, after calving, be delayed, it may be promoted by giving her a pail of warm water, with some ashes in it."[1]

cud lost by an ox or cow, Remedy for.

MIX together an equal quantity of sour leaven and common salt, then add a piece of loam or brick clay, equal in weight to the whole : break and mix all these well together, and then add as much urine as will serve to beat it up into a paste. Make this into two or three balls as big as the creature can swallow, force

  1. Rees' Cyclopædia.