Feeding for egg production
"Feed represents much more than half the total cost of egg production. The average well managed flock of 165 hens and the young stock necessary to make normal replacements is fed approximately 7 tons of feed in a year. This represents large volume and quick turn-over in the business of selling feed through the laying flock, yet such an expenditure of feed requires good judgement to insure its being properly selected and proportioned. A study of the records of farmers cooperating with the Missouri College of Agriculture shows that these farmers produce more than two dollars' worth of poultry products for every dollar's worth of feed. A further study reveals that the more liberally fed flocks return the greatest labor income."--First paragraph.
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