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Image 67 of Annual report. 1926

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

, 1 il I i . I . I Lcgume Hay vice Silage in Feeding Steers 19 I TABLE xi. ,c Summary of Second Experiment in Substituting a Le_gume Hay for Corn Silage Toward the End of the Feeding Period. I November 3, 1922-March 5, 1923, Inclusive (123 days). Lot 5 ~ I Shelled Corn ' Cottonseed Lot 6 Meal Shelled Corn COI-n Silage C0lltOI1S€€d (70 days*) Meal * _ cme. Hay Cm Sllage (63 dayss) SllI‘3.W Straw ¤ Number of steers ...............,........,............... 10 I 10 ‘ Initial weight ..........,..................................... I 9,532 lbs. I 9,517 lbs. _ ; Initial value per cwt. .................................. I $7.25 I $7.25 Final weight .................................................. I 12,417 lbs. I 12,193 lbs. I Total gain ................................_..................... I 2,885 lbs. I 2,676 lbs. _ Average daily gain ...................................... I 2.351bs. I 2.18lbs. l Total feed consumed: I I ` l ·— Shelled corn ...._......................................... I 17,113 lbs. I 16,940 lbs. I Cottonseed meal ....__,_.,,,,.,...__.........,........ I 3,277 lbs. 3,375 lbs. ‘ . I In Silage .....,.................................................... I 27,948 lbs. I 40,612 lbs. - I B' Cl0ve1· hay ____.____,____________________,,______,_,,______ I 7,494 lbs. I ............ _I ys, ` Straw ..............,_..____________,,_____________________,,___ I 665 lbs. I 987 lbs. 61. Average daily feed per steer: I I I Shelled corn ........................,_.................... I 13.911bS. I 13.77lbS- rs Cottonseed meal ._..._................................ 2.66lbs. I 2.74lbS- to Silage ___.,_____,__________,________,,_________,__,..,._,___.... 39.92 lbs. I 23.01 lbs. I 7 I (70 days) I Iat Clover hay ....,_..................,_,_.................... I 11.901bs. I ............ I tl I (63 days) I I 'O Straw .......................................................... I .54 lbs., I .80 lbs. [lg Cost of feed .._._________,_______________,____,__...,,..,..... I $496.13 I $457.18 Cost of cattle ...._......,..._.._._...__...,,,,............... I 691.43 I 689.98 I Total cost; ______________________________________________________ I 1,187,56 I 1,147.16 _ I U- Cost per cwt. gain ..___,....,............................. I 17.19 I 17-08 Necessary selling price per cwt ............. I 9.56 I 9-41 Value of steers per cwt in lots ................ I 8.90 I 8.80 · Total value of steers .................................. I 1,105.11 I 1.972-98 Loss per steer ___________,______________,__,__.,_._...__.,., I 8.24 I 7.41 Pork produced _,_________________________________,_,.,_..... I 285 lbs. I 280 lbS· Value of pork at $8,00 ___,___,__________...._,........ I $22.80 I $22-80 Loss per steer, pork included ___............. I 5.96 I 5-13 iq _ *T0¤ (lays were required fm- the substitution of clover hay f0I‘ C01‘H S11{lS`•'.?. SOO DZIQIO 4. V,

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