Authors

W. E. Carroll

Document Type

Full Issue

Publication Date

9-1920

Abstract

The intelligent feeding of the work horses of the State of Utah would save each year thousands of dollars in feed and prevent sickness and death of hundreds of horses.

In Circular 32 of this station a brief discussion is given of some of the more theoretical aspects of the feeding of farm animals as they might apply in general to all classes of livestock. Consideration is given to such questions as the composition and digestibility of feeds, the uses to which the digested portions are put in the animal body, the calculation and balancing of rations, how to judge the relative values of feeding stuffs, and the characteristics of a good ration.

It is the purpose of the present circular to adapt the general principles there developed to the question of feeding work horses. To avoid unnecessary duplication the elementary knowledge developed in the previous circular concerning the composition of feeds and the calculation of rations will be assumed.

In the circular mentioned the following were given as characteristics of a good ration: The ration should be adapted to the species; it should be palatable; it should be made up with reference to the quality and quantity of the produce; it should have variety; it should be adapted to the system of farming; it should be economical and liberal.