Table 14. Pellets, dynafac, and aureomycin for yearling steers - 1959 - 174 days.
Check
loose
Check
pelleted
Aureomycin
loose
Aureomycin pelleted Dynafac pelleted
No. steers per lot 6 6 5* 6 6
Initial wt. 459 454 437 453 454
Final wt. 917 920 908 947 945
Av. daily gain 2.63 2.68 2.71 2.84 2.82
Daily ration
Corn silage 43 43 43 45 45
Alfalfa hay 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5
Ground barley 4.7 4.7 4.8 4.7 4.7
Soybean meal 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5
Bonemeal & salt, 3:1 .2 .2 .2 .2 .2
Dynafac, (grams) 4
Aureomycin, (mg.) 75 75
Feed per 100 lb. gain
Corn silage 1617 1593 1604 1596 1613
Alfalfa hay 95 93 94 88 89
Ground barley 177 175 177 165 166
Soybean meal 27.0 56.0 55.4 53.0 53.0
Bonemeal & salt, 3:1 7.6 7.5 7.4 7.1 7.2
Dynafac, (grams) 142
Aureomycin, (mg.) 2.77 2.65
Feed cost per 100 gain $12.45 $13.90 $12.62 $13.75 $14.11
Selling price per 100 23.00 22.95 22.70 23.20 23.15
Live grades 3 ch., 2 G.
1 std.
1 ch., 4 G., 1 std. 2 ch., 3 G. 2 ch., 4 G. 1 ch., 3 G., 2 std.
Return per hd. above feed costs, for the gain only $48.27 $42.15 $47.48 $46.62 $44.37
Pelleted ration costs include $10.00 per ton processing charge. Dynafac priced at $1.75 per lb. Aureomycin priced at 11.2 per gram. All other ingredients priced as in the foregoing experiments.

*Mucosal disease took one steer from this lot.