A.S. Series 70-37
Work at South Dakota State University during the 10 year period 1942-1951 with soft corn for growing-finishing pigs showed that hogs are well adapted to utilize soft corn. In all six trials during this period, pigs fed soft corn showed a lower rate of gain per day than the pigs fed hard corn. However, when the soft corn was dried and fed, the pigs made practically the same rate of gain as the pigs fed hard corn. Compared on a dry matter basis, the value of soft corn was practically equal to hard corn for growing pigs. However, the pigs fed soft corn required more corn and also slightly more protein feed for each 100 lb. of gain. It was found that the best results were obtained by feeding the soft corn in the winter because of the deterioration in the quality of the corn in the warmer months. Moisture content of the soft corn used in these trials ranged from 25 to 50%.
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Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State College
Kortan, L. J., "Review of Research of the Value of High Moisture Corn for Growing and Finishing Swine" (1970). South Dakota Swine Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1970. 10.