Department of Animal Husbandry
The object of this experiment was to obtain some more practical data concerning the feeding value of some of our common food stuffs, and to gather data regarding the cost of production of pork, produced under favorable conditions upon our common grains. It was thought that an accurate statement of the cost of producing pork upon our cheap grains would encourage our farmers to raise larger numbers of hogs and to feed more of our cheap grains, such as barley and corn, instead of selling them at prices which are little, if any, above the cost of production. From this and other experiments I am convinced that during the past few years of extremely low prices for barley and corn, any good farmer by feeding well-bred pigs could have realized from 30c to 35c per bushel for these grains. He need only to have raised good hogs in sufficient numbers to consume the products and place them upon the market in prime condition at about 200 pounds weight.
swine, pigs, hog, livestock feed
U. S. Experiment Station of South Dakota, South Dakota Agricultural College
Burnett, E.A., "Pig Feeding in South Dakota" (1899). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 63.