Lower the protein content of your swine nursery Feeds with L-Tryptophan and L-Valine

Please listen to Dr. Mike Tokach explain how Kansas State University conducted a series of research trials to conclude that piglets fed lower CP nursery diets performed as well as pig fed higher protein diets.


Short Summary
5 Minutes

Detailed Summary
25 Minutes

Advantages for piglets fed Low CP diets –

  • More cost effective than higher protein diets
  • Less potential bacterial contamination than the higher CP diets
  • More consistent nutrient content than by-products that vary in nutrient content
  • Less shipping costs for base mixes/use more on-farm corn in the formulation
  • Less N excretion (ammonia in the barns) for healthier piglets and workers