A Helping Hand for Town and Country; An American Home Book of Practical and Scientific Information

A Helping Hand for Town and Country; An American Home Book of Practical and Scientific Information

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...months of the three being at this rate, and the first month, which is consumed in getting by degrees up to full feed, not averaging more than one pint each per day. "The following is the result of an experiment tried in 1860, with thirteen sheep, each accurately weighed at the dates specified: "Total number of sheep, 604--average weight January 3, 143 pounds per head--February 3, 150J pounds--average gain per head on the whole, 7 pounds, nearly. As the best lot of thirteen gained in weight twice as rapidly as the average of the whole, the importance is shown of selecting the very best sheep in purchasing for fattening. "Feeding Roots.--The account current with one lot of the sheep I am feeding this Winter gives a considerably better average increase in weight than the above, and also forcibly illustrates the value of ruta bagas in feeding. This lot of sheep consists of 300 head which reached my farm about November 20th; market value, $10 07 per head. They were pastured a fortnight, when I began feeding. About the middle of December they were housed, and the feed slowly increased until January 1st, when it reached the full feed specified, of one quart per head per day. It consisted of half oats and half oil meal up to about this time (January 20th). I have now substituted Indian corn for the oats--about 2$ bushels corn unground, mixed with 300 pounds oil meal, constituting the daily food of the 300, valued at: 3Wi lbs. oil meal, co-t me S70 per ton Sin SO 2l bushels corn, at jl 90 per bushel 4 75 g "roots--would sell for 37, 'c. per bushel, bnt this much exceeds cost of production 3 00 i'i lb. per day hay to each, 450 lbs 4 9i Cost of feeding 300 sheep per day 23 20 Or an average per head of about % ceuts p-r dai. "The...
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  • Paperback | 620 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 32mm | 1,089g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236638840
  • 9781236638847