The optimal true-ileal-digestible lysine and total sulfur amino acid requirement for nursery pigs between 20 and 50 lb

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dc.contributor.author Schneider, J.D.
dc.contributor.author Tokach, Michael D.
dc.contributor.author Goodband, Robert D.
dc.contributor.author Nelssen, Jim L.
dc.contributor.author DeRouchey, Joel M.
dc.contributor.author Dritz, Steven S.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-10-29T18:29:26Z
dc.date.available 2009-10-29T18:29:26Z
dc.date.issued 2009-10-29T18:29:26Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/1971
dc.description.abstract An experiment was conducted with 360 pigs (PIC, avg BW = 22.7 lb) to determine the appropriate true-ileal-digestible (TID) lysine and total sulfur amino acid (TSAA) requirement of nursery pigs, and consequently to determine the optimal TSAA-to-lysine ratio. This trial was organized as a combination of two simultaneous experiments, with one set of diets consisting of five treatments with increasing TID lysine (0.9, 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3%) and the second set of diets consisting of five treatments with increasing TID TSAA (0.56, 0.62, 0.68, 0.74, and 0.81%). The highest concentrations of both lysine and TSAA (1.3% and 0.81%, respectively) were combined as one diet and used in both the lysine and TSAA titrations, to give a total of 10 treatments. Pigs were randomly allotted to eight replications with five pigs per pen, on the basis of BW. Average daily gain increased (linear, P<0.01), but ADFI decreased (linear, P<0.06) with increasing TID lysine. Increasing TID lysine also improved (linear, P<0.01; and quadratic P<0.05) F/G. Increasing TID TSAA from 0.56 to 0.81% increased (linear, P<0.02) ADG and improved (linear, P<0.01) F/G. The arrangement of treatments in this experiment determined both the lysine and TSAA requirements simultaneously, which allowed the use of a regression approach in the establishment of a TID TSAA-to-lysine ratio. In this approach, ADG and F/G values are plotted as the dependent variables on the X axis and the TID lysine and TSAA concentrations are plotted on the Y axis. A trend line is fit through the data to develop a regression equation to predict the TID lysine and TSAA requirements, which can be used to estimate the TID TSAA-to-lysine ratio. The values for ADG and F/G from the individual lysine and TSAA trials must overlap to allow this approach to work. Regression analysis of the response surface resulted in an estimated TID TSAA-to-lysine ratio range of 55 to 61% for ADG and 57 to 61% for F/G. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Swine day, 2004 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 940 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution ; no. 05-113-S en_US
dc.subject Lysine en_US
dc.subject TSAA en_US
dc.subject Nursery pigs en_US
dc.subject Pigs en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.title The optimal true-ileal-digestible lysine and total sulfur amino acid requirement for nursery pigs between 20 and 50 lb en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2004 en_US
dc.citation.epage 100 en_US
dc.citation.spage 94 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mtokach en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid dritz en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid goodband en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jnelssen en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jderouch en_US

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