Department of Agriculture and Soil Physics
The grain commonly called Speltz in this state, the two grained Spelt wheat; known in Germany as Emmer (Triticum dioccum), is becoming quite generally grown throughout this State and this Station has received many inquiries concerning its food value. Contrary to the popular belief, this grain is no new discovery or development, but is one of the oldest known cereals, probably having been grown in Egypt, Greece and the Roman Empire from the earliest time. It is now mainly grown in Southern Germany, Switzerland and Spain, on land too poor or at altitudes too great for the profitable raising of common wheat. The following is a description of this grain, taken from Bulletin No. 69, of this Station, Shepard and Saunders.
sheep, lambs, fattening sheep, speltz wheat, emmer wheat, barley
U. S. Experiment Station of South Dakota, South Dakota Agricultural College
Chilcott, E.C. and Thornber, W.T., "Speltz vs. Barley - A Comparison of the Food Value of Speltz and Barley as a Single Grain Ration for Fattening Sheep" (1901). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 71.