Table 2. Wintering phase for steers, 2 years data.
Normal Ration Low Ration
1957-58 1958-59 1957-58 1958-59
No. steers per lot 16 14* 16 14**
Weaning wt. 360.0 380.4 360.3 388.9
Spring wt. 606.6 607.9 511.3 506.4
Days on feed 181 189 181 189
Av. daily gain 1.36 1.20 .83 .62
Average Ration
Corn silage 25 24 20 20
Cr. Wht-grass hay 4 3.9 4 4
Whole oats 2 2 0 0
Av. feed cost per 100 lb. gain $12.00 $12.89 $13.27 $17.24
*Originally 16 hd., but 2 were removed because of mucosal disease.
**Substitution of 2 hd. was made Jan. 31, so only 14 hd. are included in Table.