Southern Wisconsin Cheesemakers' and Dairymen's Association / Proceedings of the ninth annual meeting of the Southern Wisconsin Cheesemakers' and Dairymen's Association held at Monroe, Wisconsin, Thursday and Friday, March 11 and 12, 1909
Ottis, D. A.
Important factors in the selection of our feeding stuffs, pp. 37-44 PDF (1.4 MB)
SOUTYHERN WIS. CHFESEMAKERS' & DAIRYMEN'S ASS'N. 37 Important Factors In The Selection Of Our Feeding Stuffs. Prof. D. A. Ottis, Madison, Wis., Assistant to the Dean and Professor of Animal Nutrition, U. W. Digestibity of Feeds. The total composition of a feeding stuff gives very little idea of its feeding values. Only that portion of the feed which can be digested and assimilated can in any way serve the animal for maintainence, growth or productive purposes. The disposition of the energy values in feeds is illustrated in the following table, constructed by H. P. Armsbv and published in the "'yclopedia of American Agrict lture". Energy per Hundred Pounds. CLOVER HAY I CORN MEAL Total Energy ' 172,1(K) Caks. 1 170,X0) Cals. Losses in Dung 73,1(X) Cals. i 15,7(0) Cals. Losses ill Urine 11,5(X) Cals. 6,50) Cals. Losses in Marsh gas I 12,3(X0 Cats. 15,9(X) Cals. I __ _ I- -__ _ _ Total Laoss 1 47,400 Cals. I 38,100 Cals. Remainder 74,7(X) Cals. 132,804) Cals. This table takes the energy contained in the protei n, carbohydrates, and other extract and places them un der the name of calories (a calorie represents the amount of energy required to raise I deo,;-ee of water about 4 degrees
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