A.S. Series 64-24
In 1958, an experiment was initiated to evaluate the effect of dehydrated alfalfa meal in rations for sows reared in confinement. The results of these trials have been reported earlier and in this series of reports. A part of this experiment was to rear the gilts on alfalfa-free rat ions or with some alfalfa meal in the ration. These gilts were used subsequently in the reproductive trials. In the reproductive phase gilts fed the alfalfa-free ration as growing gilts were fed a ration without alfalfa meal as sows, whereas gilts fed alfalfa were assigned to a treatment group with alfalfa in the ration. The results of these trials show the effect of alfalfa meal in the ration on daily gain, feed consumption and feed efficiency of growing gilts. These trials were not designed to prove or disprove the need for alfalfa in rations for growing-finishing pigs.
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Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State College
Seerley, R.W. and Wahlstrom, R.C., "The Influence of Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal in Growing-Finishing Swine Rations" (1964). South Dakota Swine Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1964. 7.