Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department / School

Animal Science


The Agronomy Department of South Dakota State College has developed and released several new varieties of crops in the last few years. Two of these, Feebar barley released in 1947 and Norghum sorghum released in 1949, are being grown rather extensively by grain and livestock produces in South Dakota. As a result , numerous inquiries have been received by the Animal Husbandry Department concerning the relative feed volume of these two crops. Because of this desired information , it seemed necessary to compare Feebar barley and Norghum sorghum with a standard yellow corn ration for growing and fattening pigs. Norghum, as its name implies, is a “sorghum of the North.” It is an early maturing grain sorghum developed to meet the climatic and growing conditions of South Dakota and to replace the southern grown varieties that were not well adapted to this area. This sorghum originated in 1939 at the South Dakota Experiment Station f5rom a cross of Dwarf kafir, is the result of a Pink kafir, and Dwarf Yellow milo cross. Feebar barley’s qualities are high yield, resistance to stem rust, and high protein content. This barley was developed from a cross of Postland and Vaughn by S.P. Swenson in 1936 at the South Dakota Experiment Station.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Swine -- Feeding and feeds
Barley as feed
Sorghum as feed
Corn as feed




South Dakota State University


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