Agriculture in Ohio Elementary Schools; A Manual for Teachers of Grades Seven and Eight

Agriculture in Ohio Elementary Schools; A Manual for Teachers of Grades Seven and Eight

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...Pig Project. Since the pig-growing contests are ave very practical application in any _ this season, and if some pupils hale _p1g projects this lesson should be of vital interest. The care of/the pigs "flu ut two months, until weaning time. As the p125, provide them with sweet milk or which the sow cannot reach, gradually replacing a part of the milk with bran or middlings. ' Provide a "narrow" ration of a narrow nutritive ration? Skimmed milk or buttermilk on the dairy farm od. Grow dwarf Essex rape, clover, alfalfa igs and do not depend largely on corn until the ning. Succulence is needed. (See suggested rations in O. S-U Pigs shmlld be give-n clean, dry quarters and should be allowed a g0od run filr _exercise-If pasture crops may be so grown as to allow fencing Oil 3 part, 1t Is well to let the pigs harvest their own crops to some extent for the growing pig. What is the meaning' Keep the pigs growing vigorously. Such pigs fatten more cheaply, and the fat put on a 150-pound pig is usually much more economical than that put on heavy hogs. This should be a practical lesson in its application to the farm life. Have pupils keep accurate records of all project work and report frequently. Use records in correlated work. Have hurdles for pasturing made before they are needed, also make sanitary feeding troughs and hoppers. 2. Lamb project. (To be used only in districts where sheep are com-mon or when some pupils will raise lambs as a project.) The fall-born lambs, usually called "hot-house" lambs, for the early market require special treatment. The spring lambs are old enough to eat grass when the ewes are turned out to pasturein Ohio. Some of the items to be considered are as follows: Reviving weak lambs;...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236794184
  • 9781236794185