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Feeding the dairy herd

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TABLE A-17. CONVERSION TABLES FOR COMMON WEIGHTS AND MEASURES
Metric conversions Bushel weights and volumes
  1 ounce = 28.35 grams   Oats = 32 pounds/bushel   25 pounds/cubic foot
  1 pound = 454 grams   Barley = 48 pounds/bushel   38.4 pounds/cubic foot
  2.2 pounds = 1 kilogram   Shelled corn = 56 pounds/bushel   44.8 pounds/cubic foot
  1 quart = .946 liter   Wheat = 60 pounds/bushel   48 pounds/cubic foot
  1 gram = 15.43 grains   Corn and cob meal = 70 pounds/bushel   28 pounds/cubic foot
  1 metric ton = 2,204.7 pounds   Soybeans = 60 pounds/bushel   48 pounds/cubic foot
  1 inch = 2.54 centimeters   Rye = 56 pounds/bushel   44.8 pounds/cubic foot
  1 centimeter = 10 millimeters = .39 inches  
  1 meter = 39.37 inches
  1 acre = .406 hectare
Weight of one quart of feed   Weight conversions
  Barley, whole = 1.5 pounds   8 tablespoons = 1/4 pound
  Barley, ground = 1.1 pounds   3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
  Beet pulp, dry = .7 pounds   1 pint = 1 pound
  Corn, shelled, ground = 1.5 pounds   2 pints = 1 quart
  Corn and cob meal = 1.4 pounds   4 quarts = 1 gallon = 8 pounds
  Linseed meal = 1.3 pounds   2,000 pounds = 1 ton
  Molasses, cane = 3 pounds   16 ounces = 1 pound
  Oats, whole = 1 pound   27 cubic feet = 1 cubic yard
  Oats, ground = .7 pound   1 peck = 8 quarts
  Rye, ground = 1.5 pounds   1 bushel = 4 pecks
  Soybeans, ground = 1.4 pounds  
  Wheat, ground = 1.7 pounds

Volume conversion of hay and straw
  Loose Chopped Bale (reg)

lb/cu ft
  Alfalfa   4 to 4.4   5.5 to 7   6 to 10
  Non-legume   3.3 to 4.4   5 to 6.7   6 to 8
  Straw   2 to 3   5.7 to 8   4 to 5
Other conversions
  1% = .01
  1% = 10,000 parts per million (ppm)
  1 megacalorie (Mcal) = 1,000 calories
  1 calorie (big calorie) = 1,000 calories (small calorie)
  1 Mcal = 1 therm


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