Farmers' Bulletin Volume 311-320
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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...with some other roughness, it is an excellent feed for young horses, as it seems to contain just the elements necessary to develop bone, muscle, and consequent size. Caution should be used, however, in feeding alfalfa to horses, particularly If they have not been accustomed to it. Like other concentrated feeds, it seems to stimulate all the physical processes to such an extent that various disorders of the digestive system may appear. This is particularly noticeable in the urinary and perspiratory glands. " When alfalfa is fed to horses in considerable quantity the grain ration must be proportionately reduced and an abundance of other roughness furnished. When horses have attained a mature age and it is desirable to change from other hay to alfalfa, this change must be very gradual, and the alfalfa selected for this purpose should be more advanced in growth at the time of cutting.than that which is to be fed to cattle or sheep. As a general statement, very ripe alfalfa hay is the best to use for work horses and driving horses, while that prepared in the usual way--that is, cut when the field is about one-tenth in bloom--is better for the colts. In any event, horses that are fed alfalfa hay must be given abundant exercise. SUPPLEMENTS TO CORN IN HOG FEEDING." Corn must necessarily be used more freely than any other concentrated feed for hogs in the corn belt, as is pointed out in a recent bulletin of the Iowa Station, because if properly used it is especially well adapted to hog feeding and can usually be marketed as pork to the very best advantage. It is, however, becoming generally recognized that so far as health, thrift and rapidity of gain are concerned, corn alone, at least in dry lot feeding, does not give as satisfactory...
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