This is one of the factors in its value for fattening purposes.
Fattening pigs are fed three times a day and supplied with coal-ashes or a few handfuls of earth.
Oranges are exported to Buenos Aires, Rosario and Montevideo, and are largely used for fattening hogs.
The rich pastoral regions where dairy-farming and the fattening of cattle are carried on with most success, viz.
Hyphear is useful for fattening cattle if they are hardy enough to withstand the purgative effect it produces at first; viscum is medicinally of value as an emollient, and in cases of tumour, ulcers and the like.