Biggle Swine Book; Much Old and More New Hog Knowledge, Arranged in Alternate Streaks of Fat and Lean

Biggle Swine Book; Much Old and More New Hog Knowledge, Arranged in Alternate Streaks of Fat and Lean

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...practiced, and perhaps more generally condemned by agricultural writers, than any other; and yet in the face of all that has been said and written, I have never fed any feed, either home grown or imported, with as much satisfaction as I have green corn. I have never fed anything that seemed to bring about such a marked change for the better. It seems to me that I could notice a change in less than three days. The hair begins to look glossy, the appetite seems to improve, the whole appearance is changed. I may not be as skilful a feeder as others, but I am sure I have put on as many pounds in thirty days with green corn as I ever did in double the time with any other kind of feed. Now I am aware that I am treading on dangerous ground, for all the ills that the hog is heir to or has been cursed with (save possibly the rushing down the hillside into the sea of the five thousand) have been attributed to the feeding of green corn. Many com paratixfelyi able-.w, r.ite.1$.'-cl" tin-1 that it is a never failing cause, qf _hg_)gcl,1ol,3r'g: '-"If is true that many hogs fed on. gr-e'e, ri c'3.3i'!1'..l1ave sickened and died while being thus 'but'tI1is by establishes the fact that the green; .o-rri: wa s';tLl1'e' cause of the disease being contracttidg: '-Itani fully convinced that the only analogy there is between hog cholera and green corn is the fact that more hogs die at the season when green corn is fed than at any other. But do not allow an unskilled or careless person to feed green corn. Let it be commenced very moderately and very carefully, and the amount gradually increased until the full feed is reached, and Iwould recommend that two weeks be occupied in reaching the full ration. Green corn, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236786246
  • 9781236786241