Report of Work of the Agricultural Experiment Station of the University of California

Report of Work of the Agricultural Experiment Station of the University of California

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...depends on the cost of labor and on the location of the alfalfa field in relation to the hog pens. The same amount of barley was fed to two lots of fifteen hogs each. Each lot received the same amount of barley, but the soiling lot required 5 per cent more barley for a pound of gain than the pasture lot. However, only one-tenth of an acre was cut for soiling during a period of ten weeks, while four-tenths of an acre was used for pasturing. The pigs on pasture were larger framed when marketed, but not quite so fat as those from the soiling lot. FEEDING ALMOND HULLS True reports that the gains made by swine running to the piles of almond hulls are apparently due to the waste nut meats picked out from among the hulls and not to the hulls eaten. In order to secure definite information as to the feeding value of almond hulls, two trials, one with sheep and one with swine, were carried on by the Division of Animal Husbandry. The pigs, when fed an exclusive ration of almond hulls, lost weight daily, but when given one pound of barley for each one hundred pounds live weight and one-half as many almond hulls as constituted a full ration of these alone a pound of gain was secured for each 10.26 pounds of hulls fed in addition to the barley. The experiment with sheep covered a period of six weeks. Lot 1, three sheep, was fed almond hulls alone, and lot 2, four sheep, was fed almond hulls and alfalfa hay. After ten days of feeding, hoAvever, it was found necessary to add hay to the feed of lot 1, as the sheep were losing weight and finally refused to eat the hulls when fed alone. One pound of hay was fed per sheep per day. Lot 2 was given onehalf pound of hay per day per sheep. The gains were unsatisfactory and could practically be accredited to the alfalfa...show more

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  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236585127
  • 9781236585127