Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The maize-plant as used for feeding stock; specifically, the whole maize-plant, including the ears, field-cured and used for feeding cattle. It is usually put up in shocks and is known on the farm as ‘shock corn.’ Contrasted with silage and
stover. Compare fodderand fodder corn.
“In the rear, a space of a quarter of an acre, inclosed by a huge worm-fence, was evidently the vegetable patch, at one corner of which a small stable, roofed and buttressed with corn-fodder, leaned against the hill.”
“In the autumn, Major-General Mitchell required forty tons of corn-fodder and seventy-eight thousand pounds of corn in the ear, for army-forage.”
“The woods are at my back, the level meadow and wide fields of corn-fodder stretch away in front of me to a flaming ridge of oak and hickory.”
“If found to be drying out, further evaporation may be checked by covering the heaps with damp straw or corn-fodder.”
A Sketch of the Tobacco Interests In North Carolina. Being an Account of the Culture, Handling and Manufacture of the Staple; Together with Some Information Respecting the Principal Farmers, Manufacturing Establishments and Warehouses; with Statistics Exhibiting the Growth of Tobacco in the Western Counties, and Also in the Other Tobacco Producing Regions of the State, as Shown By Comparison of the Crop of 1880 with Those of Preceding Years
“By frequent stirring the rest of the corn-fodder was soon dried again, and was stacked like the rest.”
“If we introduced lucern, Italian rye-grass, corn-fodder, and mangel-wurzel into the rotation, we should need still richer land to produce a maximum growth of these crops.”
“It is worth more because the ton of corn-fodder contains a greater quantity of valuable plant-food than the ton of straw.”
“Another good crop to raise on a stock farm is corn-fodder.”
“If corn-fodder is a renovating crop, so is the ordinary corn-crop, also, provided it is consumed on the farm.”
““Because,” said Charley, “the ton of straw does not contain as much valuable plant-food as the ton of corn-fodder, nor the ton of corn-fodder as much as the ton of clover-hay.””
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