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9 > Image 9 of Kentucky farm and home science, vol. 1 No. 2 fall 1955

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

Although the reproductive performance of the sows Producing L0w-COSt Eggs fed the greater amounts of feed was slightly better (Continued from page 5) s '* than that of the other group of sows, both groups far- _ It rowed very satisfactory litters. It was noted that the the latter by 1.5 pounds. The grarnbo11emealfed a sows fed 2 pounds of feed each day farrowed a higher pullets were underdeveloped and underweight when percentage of strong pigs and a smaller percentage housed, and about 2 months were required for them of medium and weak pigs than did the sows fed 4 to bu1ld up their body weight and to get rnto full pounds of feed daily. production. Once they were into full production they WF generally outlayed the pullets which had received - e . . . . 3, mash and gram and also maintained a higher pro- . Number of sows {bred ..................... lg duction rate for a longer period. The majority of their _ Number of sows arrowe .................... _, _ ,, _ . , Av. gain per sow, lb 652 85.8 eggs came, however, rn late wrnttr and sp1n1g whe11 *5 Av. number pigs farrowed .................... 10.1 ]_)1'1CS were lowest. AV- Eb lV" Plgs f*}W"d s` As for vearly production, there was little difference , Av. birth weight per prg, lb ................ 2.10 ....71 ~ _ Q Total feed consumed per sow, lb ........ 188.20 :362.20 between the two groups of l)11'(lS. The first year there Total feed COSVPQY SF"X $ 668 $12:7,4 was a difference of 6.5 percent in favor of the birds Y 1 1 _ . 1 _1 I _ , I 1 __ V _ t Gestatiqn sow rfrtitirr cost $3.50 per cwt. Cost of the pasture \\'21S Slat {CCB?/ec {HRS 1 lH(lg1F1E, )Ut t U5 W3 1" Mt fffchffltff iff rw GM $* ucec to ess tran percent tre o owing year. rere s . _ _ was also little difference between them in respect to It rs apparent from these data that good pasture _ _ . __ . . rnortalrty and the amount of feed required to produce can replace an economically important amount of .1 dozen Of 6 gs Q Ul'3111 and supplement needed by the brood sow dur- ` g `_ _ ? t t. T1. . Of Eve I now im wrt mw to These results rndrcate that although pullets can be f . ns rs 1 1 z . . . . 1 1.1% gS 101] . . . I raised at a cheaper feed cost by using a snnphHed s farmers rn areas where lrttle grarrr IS produced. By g f I t1_ l Ot b CO 10 ni luv bound b . . ran e eet ns mz v 11 e e 1 1 cz e- k' f (.1 1 se of Jasture for the brood sow , ` _ * . 5 ma me mfm H vm U I . _ cause fewer eggs are produced (lllflllg the rnorrths of ' herd and putting the more expensive concentrates _ _ _ _ . . . __ high egg prices. Better results nnght be obtained ll]tO growing pigs, Hlkllly Kentucky hog producers can _ _ _ _. _ '; .. . . _ . when sim Jlrfied 1`H1] e rations are used rf the brrds 1 S become more competitive with hog producers 111 grarrr 1 5 A had access to 2111 excellent range. such as one con- ; str us area`. . . . . fi lp srstrng of ladrno clover or other good legurne. L _ Another problem studied at the same time at the *. Robinson Substation was whether prodrrction-bred , 1 ( ( L New Harnpslrire pullets required r higher percentage protein concentrate than the usual 20-percent mash * _;:_,i>_ _,.- . 5 fed \Vl111 the free-choice method was used. Two d l ` f ` ?..ri$?lQrj" `fif `Z4 groups of pullets that had been fed an 18-percent _ Q y , .g _ range mash and free-choice grain ration were se ectet v if nr _ A and divided into two yens of an yroximatcl 100 each ` .. .,.1a _,_, ' __ . .1 .-.. _,.. when thev were about 20 weeks old. Both groups * 1* ` . I 7** .. - f Jil` r . { . . [ s _? `, __ . Q. . received a whole corn and oat grarn mixture free- .4* 2* A ;_ vg, i jd; ,,'_I _ choice, while one was fed a 20-percent laying mash 4 *'f`i " A f * 1nd the other 1 06-percent mash Y ", A f " " Maz * No rdvrntr fe l ` f f ftl A Of`- * * t . . 1 1 . . . ( gt. was s rown rn ax or o 1c -1 pcrccn r Y ` l ' -` ' K . . . * _ \ . \ `~ I ~ mash llllflllg the two full laying years the experiment .. an i Q M i L A` M was conducted. For the first vcar eff iroduction p , .4; o . 1 ` " F 'if ,.. , was 55.8 percent for the birds getting 20-percent mash I * if " ` A and 55.7 for those receiving the 26-percent mash. The The dry fall did not prevent UK Experiment Station second yearfs figures were 54.1 and 55.() percent, re- d workers from testing some 20 varieties of red clover SPCtiV(.]y_ Thl. P(.1.c(.mgC mortality and Pounds of f *0 W f*=2f_fff*=f* f f- f*'~ *$* rear 1.q1.r1-111 per frm. orare. we ..1.m.r are .1.....t ])l2lI][S WVCYC I]`I`lgRi[C(l OI'] El qll2lI`[Cl`-2l(`I`C ])l()L l\()]` _ , , , - . g mm Twlm. is shown here mgulmmg il Sprinkle]. The pullets receiving the higher protein feed did con- 7 .. .. ' ` sume more total Jrotein. but it was 11ot reficcted in mlxt. 1 the results obtained. I A Kewrucxr ITARBI AND Hoxrr; ScrENcraFALL 1955 9 i