Low-protein lactating sow diets studied

Low-protein lactating sow diets studied

Study finds low-crude protein sow diets with added synthetic amino acids reduce ammonia emissions.

FEEDING synthetic amino acids in low-crude protein lactating sow diets improves air quality without affecting sow performance, according to results from a nearly completed Michigan State University research project.

Past research showed that reducing crude protein and adding synthetic amino acids to swine diets was an effective strategy for limiting emissions, but very little research focused specifically on lactating sows and air quality.

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