Sunflowers are becoming a very important crop in South Dakota. Currently, most seeds are used to produce confectionary seeds or sunflower oil and sunflower meal. For various reasons, some sunflower seeds may not be suitable for these purposes. Feeding these seeds to livestock is one possible way to utilize them. Although at the present time sunflower seeds are not considered an economically feasible feed ingredient, prices may change, making them a more practical substitute for the common feed grains. For these reasons, this study has been conducted to determine growth and carcass characteristics of swine fed diets containing various levels of sunflower seeds.
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Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Hartman, A. D.; Wahlstrom, R. C.; and Libal, G. W., "Effects of Various Levels of Sunflower Seeds on Growing-Finishing Swine" (1982). South Dakota Swine Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1982. 5.