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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...so we take the doors ofl . But when the thermometer goes down, as it sometimes does with us, to thirty or forty degrees below zero, we put on the doors and close them up. Ve do not want to keep swine too warm. Keep them. dry. Never let the hogs sleep together in large numbers; never let them sleep in straw stacks. They generate moisture very rapidly, and going out in the cold are apt to contract lung diseases. A MEMBER: Do you have heard floors in the pens? Mr. EVERETT: In some of them we have. But the natural earth is the best place for the hog to sleep, because there is no chance for the drafts to get under him. But if you use the earth for a floor, arrange the pen so that the water will not run in. A MEMBER: Do you keep your sire hogs in the pens all winter Mr. EVERETT: They have a yard in addition for exercise. Mr. BLANEY Do you use bedding ? Mr. EVERETT: Yes, changing it twice a week. A MEMBER: You say you feed your corn soaked. Theodore Lewis advises that it should be fed dry. Why do you difl'er from him '1 He is an authority, is he not? Mr. EVERETT: Mr. Lewis is an authority. But our experience convinces us that there is no advantage in feeding dry. Ve feed a great deal of peas and pea meal, using them both for dairy cows and for swine. Of course, you here grow peas very largely, and they are excellent for swine, A MEMBER: How about rye Mr. EVERETT: We have fed some rye to swine, but it does not give us the good results we get from oat and pea meal and wheat shorts. A MEMBER: How do you feed roots; do you cook them? Mr. EVERETT: The only thing that we make any attempt at cooking is small potatoes, and we simply put them in the kettle and bring the water to the boiling point and then put the fire out. A MEMBER: ..