A. H. Mimeo Series 62-4
In the summer of 1958 this experiment station initiated experiments to study the effects of adding dehydrated alfalfa meal to rations for confinement reared pigs and their subsequent reproductive performance. The results of the first experiment suggested the addition of alfalfa in growing-finishing rations and in gestation rations was beneficial (Swine Day Report No, 2, 1960), Since that experiment was conducted with a limited number of females it was felt more research was needed to determine the value of alfalfa meal in growing-finishing, gestation and lactation rations. The following experiment was designed with these objectives:
(a) Further study the effects of dehydrated alfalfa meal (0,2,5, 5.0 or 10.0%) in rations for growing females to breeding age and their subsequent reproductive performance.
(b) Evaluate replacing shelled corn with ground ear corn for the growing female pig.
Only the growing phase of this experiment is reported. Some of these gilts will farrow their first litters in the spring of 1962.
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Agricultural Experiment Station and Extension Service, South Dakota State College
Seerley, R.W. and Wahlstrom, R.C., "Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal and Corn-and-Cob Meal in Rations for Growing Glits" (1962). South Dakota Swine Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1962. 5.