Report Volume 10

Report Volume 10

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...produced if fed alone. Clover and alfalfa hay can be fed to great advantage in winter. GOOD SELECTIONS AND GOOD FEEDING METHODS ESSENTIAL. If we were asked the question, "How much pork will a bushel of corn make?" we would feel obliged to say that it depended on the kind of pig and the manner in which it was fed. If we were to feed the old-fashioned "land shark," that is slow-growing and slow-maturing, we would not expect him to make as much pork from a bushel of corn as good individuals of the improved early maturing breeds. And, again, it would depend very much upon the manner in which the corn was fed. Therefore, the results will depend greatly upon the animal consuming the feed and the manner in which the feed is given; so we have two divisions to our subject, the selection of the animals to be fed and the methods of feeding, to consider. IMPROVED BREEDS VERSUS MONGRELS. While it is not our province to boom any of the breeds of swine, we feel free to say that others have done much before us in the selection, feeding and care of the pigs that have made the improved breeds more desirable and profitable as pork producers than the so-called "mongrel" hogs. We also feel free to say that not all the individual members of any of the breeds are desirable. The work of the breeder and feeder, if they are to be successful as such, is made up largely of selecting, improving and getting rid of undesirable characteristics so that each succeeding lot or crop is better adapted to his wants as pork producers than the ones that pre ceded it. LEADING CHARACTERISTICS. There are some leading characteristics that are absolutely essential and should be considered and placed first in making selections. The fact that mind controls matter...
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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123654630X
  • 9781236546302