The Rothamsted Memoirs on Agricultural Science Volume 4

The Rothamsted Memoirs on Agricultural Science Volume 4

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ... barley wholly or in part malted. With both qualities of grain, however, there was a slightly better average proportion of dead weight where the whole than where only a part of the additional food consisted of malt. But it will be remembered that the amount of increase and its proportion to food consumed were notably greater with the smaller proportion of malt, and as the No. 3 pig of Lot 3 was killed 21 days after the commencement of the experiment; No. 2 pig of Lot 6 died 43 days after the experiment commenced: and No. 5 pig (Lot 6) was killed on the 15th day of the experiment. E two Lots 3 and 6, which had the smaller proportion, were those which were not killed until several days after the conclusion of the feeding experiment, there is not the same reliance to be placed in the proportion of the carcass to the unfasted liveweights, the latter being at any rate different from those taken at the conclusion of the feeding experiment, after which the feeding was possibly not quite so regular, and the animals perhaps fuller, and, therefore, heavier in proportion to the carcass, at the time their final unfasted weights were taken. An inspection after killing showed the comparative character of the carcasses to be as follows: --Pen 1, with barley No. 1 unmalted;--much alike, of very good quality, but not fully ripe. Pen 2, with barley No. 1 malted;--uneven, pig No. 1 pretty ripe, of good colour, and had a good-flare, as also had pig 2, whilst Nos. 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 appeared to have been wasting, and, as will be seen by reference to Table XLVIII. p. 130 in the Appendix, those animals, especially pig No. 4 (which, however, gave a high proportion of dead weight), fell off very much in rate of increase during the last few weeks of feeding. Pen 3, with..
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  • English
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