A.H. Swine 3
Due to trends in confinement rearing, automation, increased equipment costs, complete mixed rations and other factors, the feeder space requirement for growing finishing swine needs re-evaluation. Adequate feeder space must be provided for optimum pig performance. Two experiments were designed to evaluate the feeder space requirement during the winter and summer months. Since pigs seldom eat during the heat of the day, especially when fed outside, it is possible that the winter and summer feeder space requirement is different. The winter experiment compared two, three, four, five, and six pigs per feeder space. The summer experiment compared four, five, five and one-half, and seven pigs per feeder space.
Number of Pages
Agricultural Experiment Station and Extension Service, South Dakota State College
Wahlstrom, Richard C. and Seerley, Robert W., "Feeder Spacer Requirement for Growing-Finishing Swine" (1960). South Dakota Swine Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1960. 4.