Department of Animal Husbandry
On January 1, 1915, there were 1,263,655 head of swine in South Dakota or 253,734 more than on the same date in 1910. While the census figures for the period ending 1920 are not yet available it is estimated that they will show at least a total of 2,300,000 head. The increased production was caused partially by the high prices of pork and also a desire on the part of the producers to do their part in winning the war. Again, the boys' and girls' pig club work in many counties, supervised by the Extension Division of this College has been a factor in this increased production. Sections of South Dakota which were formerly considered suitable for range purposes only have been transformed into tillable fields. These fields are yielding abundantly of the legumes and grains that are necessary for the production of first class meat products. There are two outlets in South Dakota for fat hogs; the Missouri river and the Pacific coast markets. Light live hogs are shipped weekly in double decked cars from Mitchell across the Rockies. Some claim this western market to be better than the central markets.
This bulletin includes results of two experiments:
Part 1. Protein supplements for pigs while in cornfield.
Part II Fishmeal vs. Tankage; value .of different ways of feeding barley; value of bluegrass pasture for fattening pigs.
pigs, swine, feed, swine nutrition, livestock feed
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Wilson, J.W. and Kulhman, A.H., "Rations for Pigs" (1921). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 192.