The Practical Shepherd; A Complete Treatise on the Breeding, Management and Diseases of Sheep

The Practical Shepherd; A Complete Treatise on the Breeding, Management and Diseases of Sheep

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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. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...circumstances which have thus far eluded detection, still they usually approximate sufficiently near to the truth to be of great value to the farmer. Before offering any comments on them, I will proceed to lay some of these before the reader, in connection with a very valuable tabic of experimental deductions. TABLE OF NUTRITIVE EQUIVALENTS. When blossom is completely developed. To this Mr. Rham adds the following as equivalents of 1OO pounds of " good hay: "--102 lbs. latter-math hay; 88 lbs of clover hay made before the blossom expands; 98 lbs. of clover of second crop; 98 lbs. Lucerne hay; 89 lbs. sanfoin hay; 91 lbs. tare hay; 146 lbs. of clover after the seed; 410 lbs. of green clover; 457 lbs. of green vetches or tares; 541 lbs.of cow cabbage leaves; 504 lbs. turnips; 50 lbs. vetches; 167 lbs. of wheat, peas and oat chaff. No one will understand that because a certain weight of one product is a nutritive equivalent for a certain weight of another, that each will necessarily answer as a substitute for Rev, W. Rham's statements are not made from his own experiments, but Mr. Spooner (from whom I borrow this column of the above table, ) says they were transtated froin the French by him, and are " the mean of the result of the experiments made 9y some of the most eminent agriculturists of Europe in the actual feeding of caitlo.'. the other in feeding. For example, taking the mean of the experimental results in the above table, 367f lbs. of rye straw contain as much nutriment as 100 lbs. of meadow hay. A Merino sheep weighing 90 pounds, daily consumes 3 pounds of hay: and to consume its equivalent in rye straw, it would have daily to masticate, digest, etc., a fraction over eleven pounds of it--a feat impracticable for a variety more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
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  • English
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