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Stock Poisoning Due to Scarcity of Food

Description: "It is generally recognized that the heaviest losses of livestock from poisonous plants occur in seasons when feed is short, but the intimate relation between such losses and the food supply does not seem to be appreciated at its full value. If it were understood and acted upon intelligently there would be much less complaint of harm done by poisonous plants." -- p. 2
Date: 1913
Creator: Marsh, C. Dwight (Charles Dwight)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Marketing Live Stock.

Description: A guide to buying and selling practices in livestock markets, domestic and foreign. Includes an overview of stock transport methods.
Date: 1906
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Live-Stock Classifications at County Fairs

Description: "The chief value of livestock exhibitions or shows, whether under the auspices of community, county, state, or larger organizations, lies in their educational features. Livestock shows and fairs have been an important factor in the improvement of farm animals, since it is the show ring which designates the types and standards that breeders of animals strive to produce. These standards generally are based on market and economic demands.... While the chief value of exhibitions is educational, the livestock exhibits at county fairs are often so poorly classified that frequently the educational value is largely lost. It is the purpose of this bulletin to discuss in a general way some of the factors which, if properly handled, will help to increase the value of the county livestock exhibit." -- p. 3. Among the factors discussed are selection of judges, arrangement of exhibits, and rules and classifications.
Date: 1917
Creator: Ray, S. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Improving Range Conditions for Wartime Livestock Production

Description: "The improvement of range lands to meet the demands for increased livestock production for war purposes is highly important. To bring about the greatest improvement with the least expense it is necessary to know what kinds of range lands will best respond to improvement measures. This bulletin discusses range conditions and describes that characteristics of soil and forage by which the rancher may determine which of his lands are in need of improvement." -- p. i
Date: 1942
Creator: Renner, Frederic Gordon, 1897- & Johnson, E. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Livestock Feed Costs: Concerns and Options

Description: Sharply higher feed costs, fueled by competing use demands for corn and soybeans and by rising energy prices, are affecting the beef, pork, dairy, and poultry industries. In contrast, wholesales prices for most animal products have held steady. Some analysts argue that current public policies, including financial incentives that divert corn from feed uses into ethanol production, have exacerbated if not caused these higher costs. Other factors include crop production declines due to weather, and higher global demand for consumption. Proposed options aimed at easing the impacts of higher feed costs include changes in ethanol incentives, use of conservation land for forage use, and direct aid to producers.
Date: June 30, 2008
Creator: Becker, Geoffrey S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Saving Farm Labor by Harvesting Crops with Live Stock

Description: "Farm labor often may be saved by using livestock to harvest and market part of the crops. By pasturing forage crops, and feeding down grain crops, much labor can be saved. Hay must be secured for winter feeding, and grain for home use and seed, but on many farms a considerable acreage may be turned directly into beef, pork and mutton. Pasturing off the crops also helps to maintain the fertility of the soil without extra labor or expense. The keeping of farm animals furnishes profitable work during the winter when other work is less pressing, and when they require most care. This distributes remunerative labor throughout the year more evenly than otherwise would be possible. This bulletin points out, largely by pictures of actual farm practices, some of the advantages of keeping livestock and of using the hogs, sheep, and beef cattle to help harvest and market farm crops." -- p. 2
Date: 1918
Creator: Drake, J. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Feeding of Farm Animals

Description: Report discussing the general principles of the feeding of farm animals based on experiments and investigations as well as the observations of successful animal feeders. The discussion includes suggested rations for various animals and purposes.
Date: 1895
Creator: Allen, E. W. (Edward W.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Feeding of Farm Animals

Description: Report discussing the general principles of the feeding of farm animals based on experiments and investigations as well as the observations of successful animal feeders. The discussion includes suggested rations for various animals and purposes.
Date: 1897
Creator: Allen, E. W. (Edward W.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Cooperative livestock shipping associations.

Description: Provides suggestions for people interested in or involved in cooperative livestock shipping associations. Discusses organizational aspects, management, shipments, livestock marking, and business methods.
Date: July 1926
Creator: United States. Bureau of Agricultural Economics.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Cooperative Live Stock Shipping Associations

Description: This report promotes and explains requirements for the formation of cooperative shipping associations among farmers who lack the capacity to easily transport their livestock to large markets. In addition to a discussion of the advantages of such associations, it also outlines steps for drafting a constitution and by-laws, selecting managers, drawing up contracts, and operating the enterprise.
Date: 1916
Creator: Doty, S. W. & Hall, Louis D. (Louis Dixon), b. 1878
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Angora goat.

Description: Describes the characteristics, benefits, and uses of the Angora goat. Discusses methods of managing goats on the range.
Date: 1941
Creator: Williams, G. P. & Spencer, D. A. (Damon Alvin), 1887-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Feeding of Farm Animals.

Description: Describes the basic principles of livestock feeding, based on results of agricultural experiments as well as the practices of successful feeders.
Date: 1909
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Livestock Feed Costs: Concerns and Options

Description: This report discusses higher livestock feed costs. The authors argue the current public policies, including financial incentives that divert corn from feed uses into ethanol production.
Date: September 17, 2008
Creator: Becker, Geoffrey S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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How Live Stock Is Handled in the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky

Description: "The object of this bulletin is to show how livestock is handled and fits into the farm organization in the bluegrass region of Kentucky. The average successful farm of any long-established type will have various kinds of livestock distributed in about the proportion that owners or operators in general believe will pay best. Thus, a gradual process of selection is going on constantly in all agricultural regions, and it should be to the farmer's interest to know the best practice in his community and to have explained the economic advantages that have been secured by such practice. In this bulletin an effort has been made to bring out the fundamental practices that make for success with livestock in central Kentucky as determined by the practices of the more successful livestock farmers of that region." -- p. 3
Date: 1917
Creator: Arnold, J. H. (Jacob Hiram), 1864-1921
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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