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Cereal grains contain protein of poor quality because of a deficiency of certain essential amino acids. Lysine is the essential amino acid that is most deficient in most cereal grains. The value of lysine supplementation in swine rations has been studied with rations based largely on corn or sorghum as the cereal grain. Since oats is an important feed crop in South Dakota and contains from 3 to 5 per cent more protein than corn, it is used as a part of many swine rations. Because of its high protein content less protein supplement is included in oat rations. This, therefore, can result in rations low in lysine. The work reported here was conducted to determine the effects of lysine supplementation of oat and oat-corn rations and to compare the performance of these rations to that of rations containing soybean meal.
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Agricultural Experiment Station and Extension Service, South Dakota State College
Larson, Wayne F.; Seerley, Robert W.; and Wahlstrom, Richard C., "Lysine Supplementation of Oat Rations for Pigs" (1960). South Dakota Swine Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1960. 7.