University of California

Black-eyed peas: As a swine feed


Hubert Heitman
Jack A. Howarth

Authors Affiliations

Hubert Heitman, Jr., is Professor of Animal Husbandry, University of California, Davis; Jack A. Howarth is Associate Professor of Veterinary Medicine, U.C. Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 16(1):6-6. DOI:10.3733/ca.v016n01p6. January 1962.

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Feeding trials with rations including ground black-eyed cowpeas for swine resulted in reduced consumption and utilization of feed as well as lower gains—but there was no evidence of toxicity. Twenty-four growing hogs with an initial weight of about 80 pounds were fed a control ration and rations containing 20 per cent and 50 per cent ground black-eyed cowpeas (Vigna sinensis) for an experimental period of 70 days. As the percentage of black-eyed peas increased, gain in weight decreased. The pigs on the ration containing 50 per cent black-eyed peas gained about 38 per cent less weight than the controls.

Heitman H, Howarth J. 1962. Black-eyed peas: As a swine feed. Hilgardia 16(1):6-6. DOI:10.3733/ca.v016n01p6
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