Bulletin Volume 68-84

Bulletin Volume 68-84

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...For instance, No. 1 in lot 1 gained 1.7 pounds daily and No. 5 in the same lot, 1 pound. In lot 2, No. 1 gained 2 pounds per day, on an average, and No. 4 only gained 1.1 pounds. Cost of Food.--Table LXXVIII gives the cost of each food factor fed to the individual animals in both lots throughout the experiment, the sum of these, and also the average of the same by lots. TABLE LXXVIII.--Cost of Food Consumed. The difference in the average total cost ot the food fed to each steer in lot 1 was $2.64 in excess of the same fed to each steer in lot 2, during the corresponding period. Notwithstanding the increase in weight made by the latter was greater than the same made by the former. The difference in the cost of meal fed to the steers in lot 1 was greater by $2.80 per animal. Table LXXIX, gives the average daily cost of food for the individual steers in both lots and also by lots: While the average cost per day for feeding the steers in lot 1 was 11 cents, that for feeding the steers in lot 2 for the corresponding period was 7.8 cents or 2.2 cents less. This daily cost for food rose to 8.7 cents per animal by the close of the feeding period. Cost of Increase.--Table LXXX gives the cost of making 100 pounds of increase by the individual animals in both lots, also the average cost of the same by lots. The difference in the average cost of making 100 pounds of increase by the steers in both lots, up to Feb. 20, when the experiment closed with the steers in lot 1, is $3.13 in favor of the steers in lot 2. The cost of increase with both lots was considerably more than the said increase was worth. This was largely owing to the very indifferent gains made. With only one animal, viz. No. 1 in lot 2, was the increase in weight made during the...show more

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  • Paperback | 286 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 513g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236834542
  • 9781236834546