runt, livestock, animal husbandry department, agriculture department
Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Are runts a necessary evil or can they be largely, if not wholly, prevented? Several hundred practical stockmen were interviewed on this subject by the United States Department of Agriculture, and according to their opinions, based on experience, the runt problem can largely be prevented.
Banker, Paul P., "The Runt Problem in Livestock" (1923). SDSU Extension Circulars. 106.