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Study questions methionine:lysine ratio for lactating sow diets

Increasing methionine:lysine ratio in sow lactation diet had no significant effect on sow performance but increased piglet mean bodyweight and average daily gain in first week of lactation.

Over the last decade, the nutritional requirements of modern-genotype lactating sows have increased, but the current nutritional recommendations might not be able to meet the needs of increased litter size and milk production, according to researchers with the Huazhong Agricultural University and South China Agricultural University in China.

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