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Abstract

The object of this experiment is to determine whether it would pay to feed the stock steer while running in pasture. The experiment has been confined to one variety of dry feed (com meal finely ground.)

Fourteen steers were put in the experiment, six two-years-old and eight yearlings. Twelve were Holsteins and two were Short-homs. One Short-hom and six Holsteins constituted each lot. Two fields of seven acres each were provided for pasture. The cattle were turned to pasture on the 22d day of May, 1893. The pasture was seven inches high and consisted chiefly of clover with a good sprinkling of timothy and blue grass. The season had been very favorable for the growth of grass, hence the pasture was in ideal condition.

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