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Feeding Farm Animals

1/2 Pounds Gain In Weight Per Day
10 Cents A Hundred For Crushing And The Hauling
3/4 To 1 Pound Of Rolled Barley Or Corn For Each 100 Pounds Live Weight
Alfalfa Grinding
Balanced Rations
Barley For Hay Feeding
Best Breed Of Hogs
Brewer's Grains For Cows
Chopping Hay For Horses
Concentrates And Corn Stalks
Concentrates With Alfalfa
Cutting Corn For Silage
Diameter Height Capacity Diameter Height Capacity
Dry Sorghum Fodder
Essex Rape Or Kale

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If I put two 50-pound shoats to an acre of barley that will yield 10 or
12 sacks of grain, how many months could they be kept there to
advantage, and what gain could I expect them to make in that time?

If the pigs have been properly fed and were of good stock, they should
have attained a weight of 50 pounds at three or four months of age. Pigs
in this condition would be more likely to lose than gain turned on a dry
barley field, even if the yield were double what you state. Barley is an
excellent fattener for mature hogs, but is a poor food for young growing
pigs. Young pigs should have a balanced ration, which may be defined as
a little of almost all kinds of feed and not all of any one kind. We
have pigs running on a barley field such as you describe, and in
addition to the barley we feed them once a day a slop composed of wheat
middling and bran in equal parts by measurement, to which we add about 8
per cent tankage, and they seem to be moving along nicely. Without the
slop we don't think they would hold their own. - Chas. Goodman.





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