OCR Interpretation


Montana farmer-stockman. [volume] (Great Falls, Mont.) 1947-1993, July 01, 1957, Image 31

Image and text provided by Montana Historical Society; Helena, MT

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86075096/1957-07-01/ed-1/seq-31/

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HOW PURINA STEER FATENA WIDENS THE PROFIT GAP
The USDA recently reported that
cattle-feeding efficiency during
the period 1950-54 averaged
9.5 pounds of feed for each
pound of beef produced.
In the four steer-feeding demon
strations described below, Purina
Steer Fatena and grain made a
pound of beef from 7.15 to 8.03
pounds of grain ... an average
of 7.46 pounds in the four tests.
of
ü. S. Average
1956-57
9.5 lbs.
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in four public feeding demonstrations . , .
Purina-fed steers return
20.33 more per head
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was $20.33 wider per steer in the Steer Fatena
groups (average), than for the cattle fed single
source protein. In addition, the Steer Fatena
cattle put on each pound of gain with an
average of only 7.46 lbs. of feed. This is more
than 2 lbs. less feed than the U. S. average!
(See chart above.)
Ask your Purina Dealer . ; ; at the Store with
the red-and-white Checkerboard Sign ... to
tell you more about Purina Steer Fatena feed
ing programs, and how the one that suits
your conditions can help you widen the gap
between market price and feeding costs.
CATTLE HEALTH HINT— Chances are your cat
tle have worms . ;. worms that cost you money
every day you feed. Purina Cattle Wormer
Concentrate is a new, easy-to-use, one-day
treatment. Cattle go for it because the active
ingredient, reliable phenothiazine, is now
mixed in a palatable base. The cost is small,
the benefits large. Ask your Purina Dealer for
Purina Cattle Wormer Concentrate.
Steer Fatena-fed steers gain 36% foster
than steers fed single-source protein in
split-lot tests. 2.98-lb. average daily gain
for steers getting Steer Fatena ... 2.19 lbs.
for single-source protein group. Steer
Fatena steers converted an average of
7.46 lbs. of feed into a pound of beef.
In recent months, four public feeding demon
strations were conducted at sales yards in
Indianapolis, Ind., Norfolk, Nebr., Louisville,
Ky., and Evansville, Ind. In each test, twenty
head of steers were sorted evenly into two lots.
All cattle were fed the same basic ration with
just one difference; one lot at each location
was fed a single-source protein supplement,
while the other lot in the split test received
Purina Steer Fatena with stilbestrol. Length
of feeding varied between 100 and 140 days
! ;. for an average of 12514 days.
The gap between market price and feed cost
A New Purino Service— Today's latest
jarm news... daily... direct from Wash
ington, D.C. Tune in new "Washington
Farm Report".,. with Richard Harkness
... on a nearby NBC Radio Station.
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