The Prairie Farmer Annual

The Prairie Farmer Annual

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...time and fuel than if ground. In fattening hogs on ground feed, I would not make slop or mush for them; but would moisten the meal a little and steam it thoroughly; then dump it into a box and throw on three or four pails of water or swill, to each barrel of feed, and mix it well together. After feeding, if your stock require it, give them pure water to drink. In fattening hogs it is thought injurious to give more water in their feed than the animal would naturally take under ordinary circumstances, and this is likely to be the case iu feeding exclusively on slop. But for breeding sows and many other purposes, meal made into mush or pudding, is invaluable. Care, experience and good judgment will be found necessary in conducting this mode of feeding successfully, as well as any other, and the greater the care and the closer the observation, the more perfect the success. Cooked food will be found very valuable for almost every kind of stock, either ground or ungronnd. Boiled corn, barley or oats, are relished and heartily eaten by all classes of animals, and the saving will in many instances be from 50 to 100 per cent. Few farmers will regret a proper test of this mode of feeding. In conclusion, I repeat that good feeding is a necessity in good breeding, and that without it degeneracy will usually follow. Another Plan of Pig Pen. In this connection Tun Pssnus Fsnuniz ANNUAL presents a plan and dcscription of a Piggery, by Mr. Charla Doty, of Alton, Illinois.. This pen, says Mr. Doty, can he built for $100. No timber is requisite, except for sills, and that need be but 6x6. A row of pens can be made at the rear end, if more should be required. As the pen is light and warm, hogs can be fattened in it comfortably in a cold climate. xv t It is...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236892089
  • 9781236892089