Table 10. Dry-lot Feeding of Open and Bred Heifers, 1959.
Bred Heifers Bred Heifers
Moldy silage
Open Heifers
No. animals in lot 5 6 6
Days on feed 174 174 174
Initial wt. May 8 573 556 558
Final wt. Oct. 29 896 842 887
Av. daily gain 1.86 1.64 1.89
Daily Ration
Corn silage 39 37 38
Alfalfa hay 2.6 2.6 2.6
Soybean meal 1.5 1.5 1.5
Ground barley 4.67 4.67 4.67
Bonemeal & salt, 3:1 .20 .20 .20
Feed/100 lb. gain
Corn silage 2093 2226 1998
Alfalfa hay 140 158 131
Soybean meal 81 91 79
Ground barley 252 284 247
Bonemeal & salt, 3:1 11 12 11
Feed cost/100 lb. gain $17.01 $18.69 $16.43
Selling price per 100 $22.00 not sold 21.90
On the hoof grades 4 ch., 1 G. 4 ch., 1 G., 1 std.
Value of grain after deducting feed costs $16.12 $18.00