A. H. Mimeo Series 62-2
Nutritionists are interested in L-lysine addition to swine rations because; (1) L-lysine is an essential amino acid in the diet for best growth, (2) cereal grains and soybean meal are comparatively low in lysine, (3) proper balance of amino acids in the ration is important for good growth and feed conversion. Some experimental results suggest lysine is not a replacement for protein in the ration but should be added to rations already adequate in crude protein, (4) L-lysine can now be produced by a fermentation process which has lowered the cost.
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Agricultural Experiment Station and Extension Service, South Dakota State College
Seerley, R.W., "Supplemental L-Lysine in Milo Rations for Growing-Finishing Swine" (1962). South Dakota Swine Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1962. 3.