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Then you haverepparttar collectors that long forrepparttar 116147 "good old days", when families would gather aroundrepparttar 116148 piano inrepparttar 116149 family room, and singrepparttar 116150 favorites ofrepparttar 116151 time. Jazz and swing numbers, as well as waltzes are quite popular, especially if they have a photo ofrepparttar 116152 artist that featuredrepparttar 116153 song in a recording onrepparttar 116154 front cover.

I collect sheet music for allrepparttar 116155 reasons I have just discussed. The memories,repparttar 116156 history ofrepparttar 116157 writers and musicians,repparttar 116158 period of historyrepparttar 116159 songs represent, and of courserepparttar 116160 artwork onrepparttar 116161 covers are all an obsession with me!

We invite you to visit Laura's shop: Ice Originals - Collectibles, Jewelry and Artistic Designs.

Laura Thykeson, of "Ice Originals II" ~ Collectibles, Jewelry and Artistic Designs" is an Artist and collector.Also a published poet,She works in oils, acrylics, enamels, ceramics, clay, makes jewelry, as well as colllecting. Well known as a local artist, her work is now all across the US, thanks to wholesalers. She is totally self-taught. Her love of collecting stems from her artistic view of the world.

Feeding Cattle

Written by David Selman,

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Watchrepparttar cows! Carefully observerepparttar 116146 body condition of your cattle. Strive to keep only minimal ribs showing; back bone and hooks visible but covered. When too many ribs and backbones are showing increase hay or supplement. Cows with poor body condition have been shown to be slower to re-breed and less likely to breed at all. This is particularly true with first calf heifers. Calves born to poorly conditioned cows are likely to have lighter birth weights and be more susceptible to scours and pneumonia. These calves often will not suckle and survival is poor. Severely undernourished cows may not have adequate colostrum to prevent disease.  Nutritional Needs: Water - Clean, fresh water must always be available to your cattle. A mature animal will generally consume between 10 and 20 gallons a day, so be sure to use a container large enough to hold that quantity. Water needs increase with hot weather. Although initially expensive, you may want to invest in an automatic watering system (available through farm supply stores) as it will greatly reduce water waste.   Salt - Salt should always be available to your cattle. Salt blocks and specially designed holders for them can be purchased at most feed stores.   Feed - Cattle are ruminants (animals with stomachs that have 4 chambers) and consequently, rely mainly on hay or pasture for their dietary needs. Grain is very high in energy, and therefore we do not recommend its use for healthy cattle. Feed necessary for maintenance is approximately 2% ofrepparttar 116147 animal's body weight in dry matter/hay per day.

Pasture should be of a good quality & plentiful as it providesrepparttar 116148 bulk of their dietary needs. Before pasturing, be sure to remove all plants that are poisonous to cattle. Contact your County Ag Extension Agent for a complete listing of poisonous plants in your area. If adequate pasture is not available, you will need to supplement with hay. Adult cattle need 2 lbs of hay per 100 lbs of body weight daily. Alfalfa hay is a very high protein hay and should only be used for sick or debilitated animals. To avoid hay waste, we suggestrepparttar 116149 use of a hay feeder. If feeding your cattle outdoors, place hay under cover to prevent wet feed - a costly and unhealthy problem. To locate a source of hay in your area, check with your County Ag Extension Agent for a listing of hay/straw auctions or look inrepparttar 116150 farming section of your local paper. It is less expensive per bale if you can buy in large quantities, therefore it is well worthrepparttar 116151 investment to build some type of hay storage building or loft.

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