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University of Florida
Agricultural Extension Work
P. H. Rolfs, Director
Hog Pastures and Feeds
By A. P. SPENCER
1. To maintain steady growth young growing hogs require li to 2 pounds of
grain per day in addition to green pasture, for each 100 pounds of live
2. Sows with litters require a liberal ration of grain, in addition to green pasture.
3. Hogs fed on peanuts or velvet beans should be finished on corn, to give solid
meat and firm lard.
4. Close grazing of a crop when it is young permanently injures most pastures.
5. Filthy sleeping quarters are breeding places for lice and fleas.
6. Mudholes are breeding places for worms.
7. Thirty-six-inch wire hog-fencing, fastened down with strong stakes, will
make a good movable fence for dividing pastures.
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HOG PASTURES AND FEEDS
By A, P, SPENCER
Crops Date to Plant I How to Plant Seed per Acre Stage of Growth to Feed Date to Feed Hogs (60-pound) per Acre
Oats January Broadcast 2 bushels 6 inches high April 1 15 hogs for 20 to 30 days
German Millet March Broadcast 10 pounds 8 inches high May 1 10 hogs for 10 to 15 days
Sorghum March Broadcast 3 pecks 2 feet high May 10 15 hogs for 20 to 40 days
Corn March 30#inch rows 2 pecks 2 feet high May 15 15 hogs for 15 to 20 days
Cowpeas April 30-inch rows 2 pecks Opening first bloom June 1 10 hogs for 20 to 30 days
German Millet April Broadcast 10 pounds 6 inches high June 10 hogs for 10 to 15 days
Corn May 10 Broadcast 1 bushel 2 feet high June, July 15 hogs for 15 to 25 days
Sorghum May 3 1,,2foot rows 1 peck 3 feet high July, Aug., Sept. 20 hogs for 40 to 60 days
Beggarweed June Broadcast 10 pounds 1 foot high August 20 hogs for 15 to 25 days
Cowpeas June 20 30-inch rows 2 pecks Opening first bloom Aug,, Sept, 20 hogs for 20 to 35 days
Peanuts May 1 30#inch rows 8 quarts shelled Ripe Aug., Sept, 15 hogs for 30 to 50 days
Sorghum July 3 1-2-foot rows 1 peck 3 feet high Sept., Oct. 20 hogs for 15 to 25 days
Cowpeas July 30-inch rows 2 pecks First bloom Sept,, Oct. 15 hogs for 15 to 25 days
Peanuts May 3#foot rows 8 quarts shelled Ripe Oct., Nov., Dec, 15 hogs for 30 to 45 days
Chufas April, May 2 1,2/foot rows 2 pecks Matured Oct., Nov., Dec, 15 hogs for 20 to 35 days
Cassava April 4 1,24foot rows 2500 hills Ripe Oct., Nov., Dec. 20 hogs for 30 to 40 days
S. Potatoes June, July 4-foot ridges 7000 slips Ripe Nov,, Dec, 30 hogs for 50 to 70 days
S. Potatoes July 10 4-foot ridges 7000 slips Ripe Nov,, Dec. 20 hogs for 30 days
Essex Rape Sept,, Oct. Broadcastor 30-in, rows 4-6 pounds 6 inches high Dec. to April 10 hogs for 40 to 60 days
Barley Oct,, Nov, Broadcast 1 bushel 6 inches high Dec. to April 10 hogs for 40 to 60 days
Oats Oct., Nov. Broadcast 2 bushels 6 inches high Jan, to April 10 hogs for 40 to 60 days
Rye Oct., Nov. Broadcast 3 pecks 6 inches high Jan, to April 10 hogs for 40 to 60 days
1. These recommendations are for average moisture, temperature, and soil, with good cultivation,
2. Fertilization is advisable for most crops.
3. Shallow surface cultivation is needed for most pasture crops.
4. When two or more crops can be combined better results will be likely to follow.
5. In addition to pasture a light grain ration is advisable, especially for young pigs and sows with litters,
Copies of this Bulletin will be sent free on application to the Extension Division, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.
March 25, 1915