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Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin
(1913-1919)

Fuller, James G.
Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin. Bulletin no. 13: profitable pork production PDF (807.1 KB)



   This is fed as a thick slop and if available, skim milk can well
be made one-half of the liquid part of the ration.
   The pigs may be castrated at from four to six weeks of age.
Pigs castrated while small are easily handled, do not go off feed
and losses are reduced to a minimum.
   At from eight to ten weeks of age the pigs may be weaned by
separating them from their mothers and allowing them to return
to nurse once daily for four or five days. The young pigs can be
most cheaply grown on pasture and a mixed grain ration. Blue
grass pasture in early spring, second growth clover, or rape are
all valuable forages for pigs. When pigs are weaned and on
pasture, they should be fed the same grain ration as given their
mothers during the nursing period.
   When pigs are to be fattened for market, corn can be fed
liberally in addition to one of the following rations:
Try One of These        I
on Your Herd.         70 parts
                    ear corn.
  20 parts wheat middlings.
  10 parts oil meal or tankage.
             III.
  45 parts wheat millings.
  45 parts cornmeal.
  10 parts oil meal.
           II.
30 Darts cornmeal.
30 parts wheat middlings.
30 parts ground oats.
10 parts tankage.
           IV.
45 parts wheat middlings.
45 parts cornmeal.
10 parts tankage.
   These rations are fed in the form of a thick slop one-half of
which may be skim milk. One pound of salt should be thoroughly
                         mixed with each 100 pounds of feed.
It Pays to Keep Clean.  The hog house and feeding utensils
                         should be kept clean. The floors and
                         utensils should be disinfected occasion-
ally with a three per cent solution of coal tar disinfectant and the
inside of the hog house whitewashed at least once a year. Cement
feeding floors help to keep animals clean and sanitary and save
feed.


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