Department of Animal Husbandry
Three subjects were investigated in this experiment:
(1) The value of speltz, both whole and ground, for steers as compared to whole corn.
(2) The value of speltz, both whole and ground for the production of pork.
(3) The comparative value of speltz and corn for hogs when following steers fed in these grains.
Speltz is of Russian origin and has evidently found a home in the semi-arid region of the Northwest. The real name is Emmer (Triticum dicocuum,) but speltz is the commonly accepted term. With the exception of three countries west of the Missouri River it is now grown in every county in the state. According to the second census report of South Dakota, published in 1905, of the crops for 1904, two-thirds of the speltz produced in this state was grown in a section lying east of the Missouri River and north of a line passing through the southern boundary of Brookings County westward to the Missouri River.
speltz wheat, livestock feed, beef production, pork production, grain feed
South Dakota State College of Agricultureand Mechanical Arts, College Experiment Station
Wilson, J.W. and Skinner, H.G., "The Feeding Value of Speltz in Beef and Pork Production" (1907). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 100.