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2 Distiller.? Dried Grains in Swine Feeding Operations. 9 ·
5S _ iment. All the pigs had previously been vaccinated with the `_
S double treatment. .  
11 V Each lot of pigs running on a forage crop was provided  
f- , with twoone-acre fields of pasture, and each field was fur-  
lt nished with troughs, water and shade. The three one-acre V    
` lots to be used at first had been sown on May 26, 1914, with  
 _ rape and oats at the rate of five pounds of rape and two 5 {
J bushels of oats per acre. After this crop was sown, the  
d- country suffered from a severe drouth so that the crop did . ifi
Us _ not make the growth it would have made under more favor- ·    
as able conditions. The crop received only two good rains up s l j`
gs to the time the pigs were turned on it. However, as the  
gd oats and rape grew rapidly, it was deemed advisable to turn IQ
gd - the pigs on the pasture. There was a considerable amount _  
d- of Aindrdnthus retroflexus, or pigweed, in these iields .  
yl- which the pigs ate greedily as soon as they were turned on yi
ns l pasture. The second three one—acre plots of pasture were  
ly- sown to rape at the rate of ten pounds per acre on July 23,  
;a _ 1914. Owing to the drouth, the seed was late in germinat- ifi]
ist ing, and from appearances a goodly number of the seeds  
,n- never did germinate. Pigweeds were fairly abundant in  
th these pastures.  
in The dry lot in which one lot was fed contained one-tenth  Yi
of an acre. By “dry lot" we mean a lot devoid of forage   ‘
‘ _ crops. Shade was furnished by placing boards upon tempo- 791
rary props and leaning one end of the boards against the  
he ` Q fence. Water was furnished from the city water works.  
rk- The troughs for feeding were so constructed that no pig  
m, ‘ could gain access to the feed until it had all been placed in  
ion the troughs, and were also divided into sections, the par- ·  
nd titions reaching within six inches of the bottom, thus pre- _  
ice l venting crowding and pushing while the pigs were eating.  
roc The free space below the partitions allowed an equal distri-  
eld ‘ bution of the feed.   `
>rH » On July 1, 1914, the pigs were put on experiment and those  
res T lots to run on forage crops were placed in pastures consisting  
el"- of oats and rape. The plants at this period were about Six i