This Station had so many inquiries during the fall of 1891 regarding the relative feeding values of flax seed ground, and oil meal, that we concluded to ascertain for Iowa farmers something concerning the two feeds. At many places in the state a ton of flax seed sold as low as a ton of oil meal, and farmers who had grown flax and desired to feed cattle, were anxious to know whether they could feed it as it grows with the oil in it.

We were also asked how much flax meal could safely and economically be fed under different conditions. The Station resolved to take steps to answer the most pressing questions, and tied up ten cows that it was desirable to dispose of, for various reasons.



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