Tennessee Agriculture Volume 3-4

Tennessee Agriculture Volume 3-4

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...at the experiment station in feeding dairy cows it was found that soy bean meal was superior to cottonseed meal for producing both milk and butter, when each of these highly nitrogenous feeds were fed with the same other fat-producing feedstuff's. As a feed for hogs, several stations have tested the value of soy bean meal. The Indiana Experiment Station found that a ration embracing soy bean meal as the protein portion of the feed gave larger daily gains from smaller quantities of feed for each pound of gain than did wheat middlings or tankage when used under simihr conditions for pork production. The soy bean, therefore, serves most satisfactorily the purpose of a suitable grain for use in balancing the high carbohydrate content of corn. Soy bean hay, when cut at the proper stage of growth and carefully cured, is excellent, and for dairy cattle at least yields results equal to alfalfa hay. For hay production soy beans may be planted in cultivated rows, or, when the ground is free from weeds, they may be drilled or broadcasted: To get the best hay from soy beans, they should be cut when half or more of the pods are fully grown, but before they begin to change color in ripening. Another rule, which is probably the better one to follow, is to cut them when the top leaves begin to turn yellow. At this stage of growth the largest yield and at the same time a good quality of hay will be secured. The hay is easier to cure than cowpea hay, the amount of moisture in the vines at harvesting time being less. The soy bean crop can often be profitably utilized by pasturing, particularly to hogs, especially when fed corn in addition. This is advisable when harvesting is interfered with by lack of labor, bad weather, or other causes, and when the crop is grown...show more

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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 190.5 x 246.38 x 5.08mm | 340.19g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236528077
  • 9781236528070