Optimal valine:lysine ratio for lactating sows varies

Optimal valine:lysine ratio for lactating sows varies

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

THE modern genotype of sows has the ability to produce larger litters and more milk than its predecessors. This increased production requires increased nutritional inputs, such as increased levels of amino acids and in the proper ratios. Valine is one of these amino acids. Valine is also considered by some researchers to be the third-limiting amino acid in lactating

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