Animal Husbandry Department
An efficient winter ration for fall pigs is one which supplies not only the essential nutrients of a balanced ration but which also furnishes adequately those energizing elements which are obtained so abundantly, even if incidentally, from direct sunlight and succulent pasture during the summer months. The standard ration of yellow corn and tankage is not a very efficient winter ration for fall pigs because these feeds do not supply sufficiently the vitamins which are so necessary for satisfactory growth and development. Fortunately, this practical and popular ration may be easily improved by the addition of alfalfa hay and linseed meal, or buttermilk.
pigs, swine, pig nutrition, winter rations, swine feed
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts
Kuhlman, A.H. and Wilson, J.W., "Improving Winter Rations for Pigs" (1925). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 216.