5; · j
i , ’ 24 Tlmfiefli. An·n~uaZ Report of the
A of the animals confined. Also the manure recovered from the
. · steers conined was nearly twice that recovered from the lot
. M A of steers having the run of the pasture. The third consecutive
T l , ,.` test in this experiment is being conducted this winter, after
T " A - which the results of the three experiments will be published.
$ Y W An experiment was conducted from the fall of 1915 to the
, _ at spring of 1917 in the growing and fattening of stockers. It
.. A ' _ was found that the addition of corn silage to the ration during
E ` _' the winter months so lessened the cost of gains over a similar
L f` i lot of steers which received no silage in the ration as to pro-
» duce over five times the profit for the lot receiving silage as
. ` , compared with the other lot.
i `— _ A circular on "Kentucl`,., . fed at the rate per day of two per cent. of the weight of the A
_ hog has given better results than to allow the animal all the
,° ., c-nin it wants, from a self feeder. The apparent reason is that
l . ‘a.·_ I when the hog is allowed to eat corn at will, it eats a small
, ‘.;.‘ i i_·_ amount of soy beans per day, thus allowing time for the beans
_‘ 5 ·.°, to ripen and shatter before being eaten by the hog.
_, .,_— In a feeding test it was found that velvet bean. meal was
much inferior to either digcster tankage or soy beans as a sup-
·. T plement to corn in the fattening of hogs in the dry lot. The
, velvet bean meal consists of grain and pod ground together,
_ which is the form found on the market.