Michigan State Farmers' Institutes

Michigan State Farmers' Institutes

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...COMMERCIAL sToCK FEEDS. A recent bulletin from our Experiment, Station reports the analysis of some of the commercial feeding stuffs of Michigan. I am sure that all feeders of livestock of any kind in the State will be interested in the matter set forth. The Bulletin is written by Professor F. W. Robison, the chemist of the station. and sets forth in clear and simple language the various classes of feeding stuffs offered in the market, with suggestions as to what to buy and what to let alone. In this class, oat feeds or corn-oat feeds, the-by-products of the oat meal factories, play an important role... Oat bulls are the dominant features of some of these feeds. The crude fiber in some of them runs very high, showing that-oat hulls have been added to dilute. otherwise good feeding stuffs; such feeds as the Victor, C. and 0. feeds and the Royal Oat feed come in this class. The latter contains 25 per cent of crude fibre, an amount so large as to show that it is made up very largely of oat hulls. It should be remembered in this connection that, for the most part, these purchased feeding stuffs are bought for the protein they contain, and if the feeding stuff contains less than 12 to 15 per cent of protein it ought not to be considered at all. The feeds which excel in the amount of protein are the cotton-seed and linseed meals. They run from 33 per cent to 46 per cent protein and supply this much needed nutrient at a lower price per pound than any other feeding stuffs offered. Next these oil meals come the gluten meals, the Atlasgluten meal being the richest in protein of them' all. This product is unfortunate in containing a very high per cent of crude fibre which, undoubtedly, lessens the digestibility of the other factors. An...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236790472
  • 9781236790477