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Des Moines Iowa Homestead (Newspaper) - May 24, 1917, Des Moines, IowaA Liberty Bond Ai vol. Lxii. No. 21. Desm01nes, Iowa May 2i, 1.917. Whole no. 8111 ome valuable experimental feeding work has been carried on at the Nebraska Sta Tion in the past and a number of Funda mental principles in feeding operations have been established As a result of investigations conducted at that institution. The work is being continued. Feeders Are con fronted with new problems annually these in Many cases being brought about by a change in the value of feeding products. On tuesday of last week there was brought to a close at the Nebraska station an interesting steer feeding Experiment that had run 140 Days and the re sults of this Experiment were made Public on the fifth annual beef producers Day there being approximately 150 feeders in attendance upon the occasion. Eight steers averaging 906 pounds per head at the beginning of the Experiment were fed for a period of six weeks on Alfalfa Hay alone after which they were gradually worked onto a Corn ration. During the last eight weeks these steers had practically All the Corn they would consume and at the close of the Experiment they were eating Twenty five pounds of Corn per head daily. During the whole Corn feeding period they averaged 12.12 pounds of Corn daily per head and 15.51 pounds of Alfalfa. In this lot of steers it required on made for a 35-Pound shrinkage. The profit per steer including pork was per head eight steers of practically the same weight As those in the first two lots were started on Alfalfa Hay and a very Small amount of Corn at the beginning of this Experiment. This was gradually increased so that at the end of six weeks they were receiving 10 pounds of Corn per head daily the increase was continued and during the last two months these steers received All the Corn they cared for. They gradually worked up to a maximum of 20 pounds per head daily. On this ration they made an average daily Gam of 1.96 pounds per head and it re a fed i 18 com and 6 44 pounds of Alfalfa Hay to make one Pound of gain. The stated was the these per 100 More than steers in lot 1 and 50 cents per 100 More than the steers in lot 2 these a per head and de value at the. Close of the expert allow my for shrinkage was profit per head including pork was at a. Burnett Dean of an enthusiast in to tap. At j. Gramlich scientist steer feeding experiments. Ai t x steers in lot 4 were fed the 5omo 11 i x comic the average 6.25 pounds of Corn and 8 pounds of Alfalfa to make one cake at the a toss nth the Grain ration Pound of Gam which was made at the rate of 1.04 pounds per Day. 22% pounds of com and 2u Ulounda of they were eating with Corn computed at 98 cents of Coin Ana pounds of cottonseed nut cake daily. In a Jovial on h o ip.-, 1 f i j

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