Amino acid-supplemented raw soybean diets for finishing swine.

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Growth and carcass traits of finishing swine fed amino acid-supplemented raw soybean (RSB) diets were examined. Experiments 1 and 2 were identical and included the following treatments: 1) corn-soybean meal (SBM), 2) corn-RSB (lysine equal to Diet 1), 3) Diet 2 + .15% L-lysine (LYS), 4) Diet 3 + .1% L-threonine (THR), 5) Diet 3 + .05% L-tryptophan (TRP), 6) Diet 3 + .15% DL-methionine (MET) and 7) Diet 3 + THR + TRP + MET equivalent to Diets 4 to 6. The unsupplemented corn-RSB diet reduced (P less than .05) gain, gain:feed, plasma urea N, loin eye area, and percentage of muscling compared with the corn-SBM diet. The addition of LYS or LYS + TRP generally improved these response variables, whereas the addition of LYS + THR or LYS + MET tended to reduce gain and gain:feed compared with the LYS addition alone. The LYS + THR + TRP + MET addition resulted in growth and carcass traits that were intermediate between those of pigs fed the corn-RSB and the corn-SBM diets but not different (P greater than .05) from either. Experiment 3 included Diets 1, 2 and 7 from Exp. 1 and 2, in addition to the following treatment: corn-RSB + LYS + THR + TRP. The LYS + THR + TRP addition improved (P less than .05) growth and carcass traits compared with the LYS + THR + TRP + MET addition.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

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Journal of animal science

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