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The Kansas Station


THE KANSAS STATION reports that it re quires from 23 to 30 per cent more feed to produce 100 pounds of gain with hogs dryness, which greatly adds to the clean liness and comfort of the animal. Where large numbers are kept, the pens may be built on either side of the building with an alleyway running through the center containing feed bins, scales for weighing, and, if need be, a kettle for cooking and heating food and water. In such cases, the long way of the house should extend north and south. This will insure plenty of sun light for each pen at some period of the day. The pens may be made 8x10 feet square, with a section divided off for sleeping.

Cement floors are generally recom mended now as being the cheapest and of mixed breeding than with pure bred hogs.