Digestibility of amino acids varies in plant proteins

Digestibility of amino acids varies in plant proteins

*John H. Goihl is president of Agri-Nutrition Services Inc., Shakopee, Minn.

THE volatile pricing of soybean meal has increased interest in evaluating and using alternative sources of dietary protein for swine. Possible sources include other oilseed meals, animal-derived protein ingredients and plant-based protein concentrates.

Soybean meal has been the plant protein of choice because of its amino acid profile rich in

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