Department of Animal Husbandry
Many farmers of South Dakota who engage in the production of potatoes as a cash or market crop oftentimes have large quantities of cull or unmarketable potatoes at their disposal. In such cases much interest is manifested in the value of potatoes as a feed for livestock. Although potatoes have often been used for such purposes, very little experimental data is available for showing the feeding value of potatoes or the best method of utilizing them in rations for farm animals. In the early studies made to determine the feeding value of potatoes, no mention is made of the use of any protein supplement and since the use of tankage or some other protein supplement is considered necessary in the use of carbohydrate feeds for hogs in order to secure maximum gains in weight as well as economy of production, these earlier trials do not always answer all questions raised by hog growers. In order to obtain further information on the value of potatoes as a feed for growing and fattening pigs, four trials have been conducted since May 18, 1923, which are reported in this bulletin
fattening pigs, swine nutrition, poatoes
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts
Wilson, J.W. and Kuhlman, A.H., "Potatoes as a Feed for Fattening Pigs" (1924). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 209.