The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 3, 1966 · Page 28
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 28

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•~se> $3.72 greater return per hog lUSt by FEEDIM6 PURINA BlBHTi as proved by records of 2,7O2 hogs fed in 52 public feeding demonstrations! Purina dealers in nine Midwest states recently participated in feeding demonstrations in each of which two bunches of pigs, equal in weight and quality, were fed out. One bunch was fed Purina and grain in the amounts recommended by Purina Research. The others got the same ration—but only half enough Purina. Here are the figures after hogs were fed an average of 88 days: 1,353 hogs fed Purina and grain right produced $8,184.00 more pork value (40,920 more Ibs. x 20{ per Ib.) than 1,349 hogs fed grain and only half enough Purina. Hogs fed Purina and grain right used $3,153.85 more feed. Subtracting that amount from the extra pork value leaves $5,030.15 or $3.72 greater return per hog ($5,030.15-f- 1,353 hogs). But that's not the whole story! Figuring average daily gain, the hogs fed half enough Purina (which averaged 30 Ibs. per hog lighter) were still 24 days away from market weight. Using the industry's accepted general overhead cost figure of 3^ per hog per day, which doesn't include labor or feed, it's easy to see that keeping hogs these extra days takes another slice out of returns on your investment. And it takes 2H IDS. of feed per hog per day just to keep hogs that size breathing, squealing, and walking around without putting on any gain you can sell! Hogs fed Purina right also scored 27% faster daily gams, 21.5% better feeding efficiency, 7.1% less cost per .pound of gain. Today's hogman needs a program that offers top feeding efficiency and best use of buildings and equipment, factors which influence return from hograising. Facts from hundreds of Purina Research Farm teats and feeding demonstrations have proved hogs fed Purina right with grain produce pork at remarkably low cost. Ask your Purina dealer for details of Purina's Hog Feeding Program. Here's where feeding demonstrations were held: IOWA—Liscomb, West Union, Washington, Tipton, Donahue, Jesup, Highland Center, Cherokee, Anita, Belle Plaine, Rock Valley, Spirit Lake, McClelland, Rowena, Carroll, Sidney, Corydon, Packwood, Leighton, Luxemburg, Sheffield, Coon Rapids. MINNESOTA—Waldorf, Stewart, St. Michael, Canby, Shafer, Princeton, Morris, Kiester, Albany, Cleveland. KANSAS- Bern, White City, Junction City, Topeka. NEBRASKA-Shelby, Fremont, Pawnee City, Lincoln, Loup City. WISCONSIN—Ripon, Bangor, Cobb, Platteville. SOUTH DAKOTA -Webster, Scotland. INDIANA—Demotte, Knightstown, Bargersville. OHIO—Oxford. MISSOURI—Columbia. Feeding Purina and grain right vs. half-right mad* a ditlennce you can see and weigh. It pays to food Pwina right I RALSTON PURINA COMPANY * CHECKERBOARD SQUARE . ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI

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