A.S. Series 75-51
Several experiments have shown that opaque-2 corn is superior to normal yellow corn for pigs because of its higher content of the amino acids lysine and tryptophan. Previous research at this station has shown that finishing pigs fed opaque-2 corn supplemented with lysine or lysine and tryptophan do not grow as rapidly or efficiently as pigs fed corn and soybean meal. Since we have shown that opaque-2 corn is also deficient in threonine for the young pig, this experiment was conducted to study the effect of adding supplemental lysine and threonine to a diet of opaque-2 corn, minerals and vitamins.
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Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Wahlstrom, Richard W.; Libal, George W.; and Volz, John, "Amino Acis Supplementation of Opaque-2 Corn for Finishing Swine" (1975). South Dakota Swine Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1975. 4.