Recommendation on the use of oats in swine rations are based on research work conducted approximately 20 years ago. Since that time we have acquired much information on the value of vitamins, antibiotics and other nutrients in swine rations so today our hogs grow more rapidly on less feed per pound of gain. During the past few years many new varieties of oats have been developed and the use of fertilizers has become more common. We have noted much oats that has a test weight of from 35 to 40 pounds per bushel and an above average crude protein content. Because of these factors and the importance of oats as a crop and a livestock feed, it seemed desirable to obtain more information on the feeding value of oats for growing-finishing swine.
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Agricultural Experiment Station and Extension Service, South Dakota State College
Wahlstrom, Richard C., "Oats in Rations for Pigs from Weaning to Market Weight" (1957). South Dakota Swine Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1957. 2.