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TABLE No. 4.
Dry Substance of Feed consumed, per Week, for each 100 lbs. of Live Weight in Pounds and Decimals.
In the diagrams which follow, some of the leading facts recorded in the tables are presented in the graphic form, so that the results can be more readily compared.
The different pigs, and the kind of feed consumed by them, is indicated on all the diagrams as follows:
A black line is given for pigs 5 and 6, which were fed corn-meal only.
A blue line is given for pigs 1, 2 and 8, which were fed corn-meal with cotton-seed meal.
A red line is given for pigs 3, 7 and 4, which were fed corn-meal with bran.
An interrupted line, blue and red, is given for pigs 9 and 10, which were fed corn-meal with bran and cotton-seed meal.
A scale at the side of the diagrams will show the weights indicated.
On diagram 1, the actual weight of each pig is given for each week, and the gain or loss can be readily traced.
In diagram 2, the initial weights are reduced to a common standard of one hundred pounds, and the lines show the gain or loss for each week for each one hundred pounds of live weight.
The dry substance of feed consumed per week, for each one hundred pounds of live weight, is given in diagram 3, and the dry substance of food consumed, required to produce one pound of increase in live weight, is given in dia
It will be noticed that the weights of pigs 4 and 2 are omitted in the tables and diagrams the last week of the experiment. No. 4 seemed to be in perfect health, when weighed on the morning of December 10, but a few minutes after he fell down in a “spasm," and died within ten minutes of the first attack, apparently of apoplexy. The only post-mortem indications of disease consisted in congestion of the membranes of the brain and medulla.
An examination will show that, in the uniform rate of gain during the experiment, — in the comparatively slight variations in the amount of food consumed in proportion to its weight, - and in the return for feed consumed, he had made one of the best records in the experiment.