Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin
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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