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The Food Consumption Habits Of 145 Iowa Farm Families, P. Mabel Nelson, Elizabeth E. Hoyt, Laura Mclaughlin, Ethel Cessna Morgan Aug 2017

The Food Consumption Habits Of 145 Iowa Farm Families, P. Mabel Nelson, Elizabeth E. Hoyt, Laura Mclaughlin, Ethel Cessna Morgan

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The food consumption habits of 145 Iowa farm families were studied from records of expenditures for food and of food produced by farms during one year. Forty-three families in the central part of the state near Ames, 49 families in the southwestern part near Corning, and 53 families near Oelwein in the northeastern part of the state cooperated in the study.

The nutritive values of the respective diets were calculated for the families in the Ames group and for the average of the families in each of the other two groups.

The energy values of these diets and their content ...


Value Of Family Living On Iowa Farms, Elizabeth Ellis Hoyt Aug 2017

Value Of Family Living On Iowa Farms, Elizabeth Ellis Hoyt

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The average value of living1 of 147 Iowa farm families who kept accounts for one year was $1,624.95. The average size of household was 4.8 persons. For three-fourths of these families value of living fell between $1,200 and $2,400.

The farm furnished an average of 42.6 percent of the value of living of all families.

Food cost these families an average of $640.86, or 39.4 percent of the total value of living. Over three-fifths of the food was furnished by the farm. The average of all diets was adequate for energy ...


Influence Of The Animal's Age Upon The Quality And Palatability Of Beef, M. D. Helser, P. Mabel Nelson, Belle Lowe Aug 2017

Influence Of The Animal's Age Upon The Quality And Palatability Of Beef, M. D. Helser, P. Mabel Nelson, Belle Lowe

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1. Beef from two-year-old and yearling steers is more desirable than beef from calves both in the feeder and finished stages.

2. Finished cattle show higher dressing and cutting yields than unfinished cattle.

3. The age of the animal has little influence on the percentages of the various cuts of beef.

4. Beef from young animals is lighter in color than that from older animals.

5. The distribution of fat thru the lean was more, satisfactory in the yearling and two-year-old beef than in beef from the calves.

6. Beef from older animals will ripen more satisfactorily than beef from ...