Wisconsin Farmers' Institutes / Wisconsin Farmers' Institutes : a hand-book of agriculture
Bulletin No. 11 (1897)
Hays, John W.
Baby beef and silage, pp. 135-141 PDF (1.9 MB)
..'¢7W1 q - ' 4' 141 DISCUSSION. portion of the silage, and letting the think. Now: in the experiment made at redt remain until later onl. It is a the Experiment Station at Minneapolis good deal better to feed from the top; they fed nine steers, three they fed there will be much less waste and ten pounds of meal a day; three others more satisfactiOn. twelve pounds, and three others four- Mr. Hays-That depends on the sie teen, and those that got the ten of the silo. If you have a big silo you pounds did as well as those getting cannot do that way. Would prefer two the fourteen, showing that we waste small silos, rather than one large one. feed. Mr. Thorp-In regard to keeping en- The Chairman-Were not these uilage for two years, I will say that a steers selected on account of their in- silo on Mr. A. F. Noyes' farm, filled in dividuality? Isn't it true that one 18995, i being fed out this winter, and certain steer with ten pounds will do they inform me that the silsge is just as well as another with fourteen, and as good as ary they ever bad. won't dairy cattle do the same? Mr. Arnold-How many pcunds of Mr. Arnold-They were all of one ensilage is the proper amount to feed? breed. Mr. Hays-I think that no animal The Chairman-It Is the Individual- ought to eat over forty pounds a day, Ity; I don't care for the breed. if they have a little dry feed besides. Question-Don't It appear from that Mr. Arnold-Suppose you give a steer experiment that when those steers thirty pounds of ensilage, wlrat else were getting fourteen pounds, four would you feed with that ensilage for pounds were being wasted? the best results? Mr. Arnold-It won't hurt a steer. Mr. Hays-I would feed corn meal A Member-But it will hurt hogs. and bran and ollmeol. Of course The Chairman-This Is one of the there is a good deal of corn in the en- experiments that does not prove any- silage. We always grind our meal. thing. Question-Would y3u feed a steer Mr. Arnold-It has been proved that of two years the same as a one year ten pounds of ireal will mrke as many old?ponsowegtoaYeradahl Mr. Hays-I would feed him all he pound s ofwelighteon ona year-andarhalf would eat, if I wanted to fatten him. steern on a four-year-Old Mr. Thorp-We have lots of farmers teer. giving steers all the straw they wi The Institute adjourned till 7:30 eat, and they don't grow well, theyP. M. I . I .1 P"" _ I - 1.11q IV Ir - . , C - ,,
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