Babcocking with the V.F.M.Co’s Babcock Tester Booklet
Babcocking with the V.F.M.Co’s Babcock Tester Booklet
Babcocking with the V.F.M.Co’s Babcock Tester Booklet
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Babcocking with the V.F.M.Co’s Babcock Tester Booklet

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Babcocking with the V.F.M.Co’s Babcock Tester Booklet
This is an original antique c.1890s illustrated catalog on The “Facile” Improved, Iron Frame, Steam Turbine Babcock Tester for dairy use issued by the Vermont Farm Machine Co. of Bellows Falls, Vermont
Hard to find
This catalog isn’t dated but is an original antique that looks to be from the late 1890s
THE BABCOCK TEST: There are several causes for the variations in the percentage of fat in pure milk. One of the most important is the breed of the cows
Next comes the individual of the breed
The percentage of fat in the milk of an individual in extreme cases may average either one per cent
Above or one per cent. Below the breed average
Also, the percentage of fat is affected by the length of time since the cow has freshened
It is a well-known fact that toward the end of the lactation period, when the cow is being dried off, the milk contains a higher percentage of fat than it did earlier in the season
It is also fairly well established that, when the time elapsing between milkings is not of equal length, the milk drawn after the longer period contains the lower percentage of fat
There are also minor influences affecting the fat content, such as a feverish condition of the animal or over-excitement, due to dogging or other ill treatment that might cause the cow to hold up part of her milk, thus giving a larger proportion of the milk that is first let down, which is not so rich in fat as the strippings
It has become a well-established fact that the character of the food of an animal has very little effect on the percentage of fat in the milk, although it has a marked effect on the amount of milk and fat produced
Softcover binding
24 total pages
CONDITION
Good
 Cover and some pages show wear
 Front cover is loose
Bend in middle of booklet
 No other issues noted
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