Sessional Papers of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario Volume 22, No. 7

Sessional Papers of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario Volume 22, No. 7

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...raw turnips and silage. They are fed silage morning and night, from four quarts to a peck, accordin to their size, with from two to four quarts of wheat bran mixed with it, per hog. These foods are rnixe with water from meal to meal, so that they are quite sloppy in the middle of the day. Each hog is fed about a peck of raw flat turnips, according to size. I have fed them a little clover hay and think it is an excellent plan. I have but a few pigs come until the sows can get out to grass, when they are fed very little else but bran. Early in the season the sows are confined in a pen a few days before the pigs are born, and for a week or two afterwards, when they are turned into the pastures and fed wheat middlings. The young pigs are taught to go into an enclosure separate from the sows, where the are fed middlings mixed with water or milk, if there is any. The sows which have their pigs later in t e season are generally left in small pastures, where there is a sty or shed in which the igs are born. These sows generally have no food other than grass until the pigs are about a week old. Ii' the sow has a large litter she is _fed m1ddlings sooner. I aim to keep all my hogs in pasture until cold weather. Those designed for fattening come to the pig-house from the pasture by a connecting lane, where they are fed a mixture of rye ground entire and wheat bran mixed with water, half and half, by weight. I have also fattened my hogs with this same food mixed, while hot, with cooked turnips. The best pork I ever made in flavor and com taining the most lean meat was produced by feeding mostly boiled turnips with a small amount of the rye meal and bran ration. I endeavor to give my hogs a change of food quite often of some kind of raw...
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  • Paperback | 378 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 671g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236885287
  • 9781236885289