The Efficiency of Jerusalem Artichokes (Sunchokes) as a Part of a Diversified Pasture Plan for My Free Range Feed Pigs

Project Overview

Project Type: Youth
Funds awarded in 2008: $384.50
Projected End Date: 12/31/2009
Region: North Central
State: Indiana
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  • Vegetables: artichokes
  • Animals: swine


  • Animal Production: feed/forage, free-range
  • Farm Business Management: community-supported agriculture

    Proposal abstract:

    The purpose of this project is to measure the difference in rates of gain between two groups of weanling hogs. One group will be exposed to Jerusalem Artichokes (sunchokes) in their forage mixture and the others without them to see if the sunchokes will increase their rate of gain.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.