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Optimal threonine:lysine ratio for pigs affected by fiber

Threonine:lysine ratio required to optimize average daily gain is 0.71 for pigs fed high-fiber diets and 0.66 for pigs fed low fiber-diets.

To optimize performance in growing pigs, it is important to feed not only enough protein but the right balance of amino acids. Research from the University of Illinois is helping to determine the correct ratio of threonine to lysine in pig diets and how this ratio is affected by the fiber content of the diets.

University of Illinois professor of animal sciences Hans H. Stein explained that because producers are increasingly feeding lower-cost, high-fiber co-products, it's important to

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