A.S. Series 72-30
Research conducted the past several years on the nutritional needs of gilts and sows during gestation has resulted in a change from free-choice to limited feeding of brood sows. Limiting feed intake also reduces the total intake of other nutrients. Recent research conducted at Cornell, Illinois and Minnesota using as the only source of protein for gestating gilts has shown little effect on littler size or pig weights, but pigs from sows receiving all of their protein from corn grained less from birth to 21 days.
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Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Wahlstrom, Richard C.; Libal, G. W.; and Dunn, Lawrence R., "Oats as a Ration for Gestating Sows and Gilts" (1972). South Dakota Swine Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1972. 3.