Bulletin Volume 168-184

Bulletin Volume 168-184

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ... determine if gains made in the dry lot thru the summer are as economical as those made on pasture. i VII. To determine the ultimate profit or loss margin per baby beef on the entire operation, covering producing, feeding, management and marketing. METHODS OF EXPERIMENTATION ANIMALS USED The breeding herd, maintained at from 75 to 90 head, consisted of older cows and heifers, all home grown. They were high grade Herefords, well marked, conforming to good beef type. They represented the results of persistent grading-up for 25 years, thru the use of good bulls and the selection of the best females of each year's calf crop for the breeding herd. Cows that would not produce and raise their calves well were culled out each year for market and replaced by the home raised twoyear-old heifers. The bulls used were, for the most part, selected from the group of young bulls produced in the pure bred Hereford herd of Walnut Ridge Stock Farm, but in some years included an older bull or two. These bulls were carefully selected and represented a desirable type for producing baby beef calves. They were low set and blocky, showing natural fleshing characteristics, all prime requirements for satisfactory service in a high grade herd used for baby beef production. The most successful baby beef Fig. 1. The type of bulls that sired the kind of calves required in successful baby beef making. Note their thickness and quality and breeding. producers keep clearly in mind that the bull is the improver of the herd and hence use only good ones. Thru the use of good bulls, most careful selection and strict culling of undesirable females, the Walnut Ridge herd has been brot to its present high state of excellence. MANAGEMENT The methods of management during the...show more

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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 345g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123692892X
  • 9781236928924