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Bulletin 7 (a revision of Bulletin 2)
COOPERATIVE DEMONSTRATION WORK
AGRICULTURE AND HOME ECONOMICS
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA DIVISION OF AGRICULTURAL
EXTENSION AND UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT
OF AGRICULTURE COOPERATING
P. H. ROLFS, Director
HOG PASTURES AND FEEDS
By A. P. SPENCER
1. To maintain steady growth young hogs require 1 to 2 pounds of
grain per day in addition to green pasture, for each 100 pounds
of live weight.
2. Sows with litters require a liberal ration of grain, in addition to
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 pasture crop when it is young permanently
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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Crops Date to Plant 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
Peanuts May 1 3-foot rows 8 quarts shelled Pasture green vines June, July 15 hogs for 20 to 30 days
Sorghum May 3 1-2-foot 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
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 15 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 1-2-foot 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 30 to 50 days
S. Potatoes July 10 4-foot ridges 7000 slips Ripe Nov,, Dec. 20 hogs for 30 to 40 days
Essex Rape Sept,, Oct. Broadcast or 30-in, rows 4-6 pounds 8 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
2. Fertilization is advisable for most crops,
NOTES 3. Shallow surface cultivation is needed for most pasture crops.
moisture, temperature, and soil, with good cultivation, ; 4. Two or more crops can often be combined for better results.
5, In addition to pasture a light grain ration is advisable, especially for young pigs and sows with litters,