Table 6. Feeding steer calves in winter, with and without stilbestrol implants - 2 years results.
1958-59 1957-58
Implanted
24mg.
Non-implanted Implanted
24mg.
Non-implanted
No. per lot 7 7 7 7
Initial wt. 451.4 451.4 396.4 397.1
Final wt. 798.6 787.8 747.1 700.7
Av. daily gain 1.81 1.75 1.97 1.71
Days on feed 192 192 177 177
Daily feed consumption (all steers)
Corn silage 32.6 31.1
Alf. hay 1.5 1.5
Soybean meal 1.0 1.0
Ground oats 3.0 3.0
Steamed bonemeal .15 .15
Trace min. salt .05 .05
Feed per 100 lb. gain
Corn silage 1820 1683
Alf. hay 84 81
Soybean meal 55.9 54.1
Ground oats 167.6 162.3
Steamed bonemeal 8.4 8.1
Trace min. salt 2.8 2.7
Feed cost/100 lb. gain $13.06 $12.36
Feed costs: Corn silage $7.20 ton, Alf. hay $18.00 ton, Soybean meal $4.00/cwt., Oats 56 bu., barley 84 bu., bonemeal $6.00/cwt., salt 2.80/cwt.