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Losses In Feeding

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It is a well scttled fact that a large per cent. of the food of poorly fed Btock is utterly wasted. Ouly well bred (Stock ofauy kind have a good capacity for assiiuilating their food. When a given quantity of feed may with coufidence be relied upon to make ten pounds of beef, pork, etc., wben fed to well bred stock, it is a fact of all experience that when fed to poorly bred animáis it will fall a large per cent. short of that number of pounds. Tho difference, as already stated, lies in the widely differerent etpacity to assimilate and digest. So it is seen that the laws of breeding He at the bottom of the matter. Farmers and stock men, when considering the matter of stook on the farm, should consider whether it is their interest to be content with that clans oflow bred stock which certainly resnlts in farm waste ; espeoially so when with a good animal thcy can soon brine up their stocks to high grades. A good one at the head of tho herd may cost a bundred or two dollars, but not half so much as the usual annual waste of food and time.