from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who is chiefly engaged in the feeding or fattening of live stock; a stock-farmer.
- n. An attachment to a manger for the automatic supply of a certain quantity of feed to stock at fixed intervals.
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The following figures, which I select from this table, are of interest to the stock-feeder: --
Mr. Charley, an intelligent stock-feeder in the county of Antrim, and an eminent authority in every subject in relation to flax, strongly recommends the use of flax-bolls.
Their composition is not constant, some samples being greatly inferior in nutritive power to others; they are rich in sugar, and if they were obtained in sufficient quantities they might, like carob-beans, come into general use with the stock-feeder.
The _Locust, or Carob Bean_, is now largely used by the stock-feeder.