poultry, phases of poultry, feeding market, animal husbandry department
Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Since fully 75 percent of all poultry shipped from the farm to the market are not fat enough to kill, the subject of feeding is an important one. When the live fowls arrive at the packing plant, they are placed in crates to be fattened for from five to fourteen days, according to age and condition, before being killed. Sometimes men buy the poultry from the farms at a low rate, fatten for the required length of time, then sell to the packer, thus making the money for the quick gain that the producers might have had for a little extra work and feed cost, Usually there is plenty of grain on the farm but instead of using it to increase the poultry profits, the farmer makes this free will offering to the poultry buyer or the produce house.
Sutter, Clara M., "Phases of Poultry Work: Feeding for Market" (1923). SDSU Extension Circulars. 144.