Precautions When Using Feeds With Added Amino Acids
Precautions when using feeds with added amino acids
The addition of amino acids to animal feed can meet the protein requirements of animals and improve feed utilization. And it can also reduce the stress of animals and so on. As a feed additive for animals, amino acid has a great effect, and its price is relatively high, so it should be used reasonably when used, so as not to affect the quality of feed and cause economic loss.
1. When purchasing such additives, carefully observe the packaging, appearance, smell, color, etc. of the product, and make identification and judgment. Do not use products that are suspect.
2, amino acid additives are mostly used in livestock feed, especially in the young development stage of animals, while ruminants such as cattle and sheep can use microorganisms to synthesize a variety of amino acids, there is no difference between limiting amino acids and non-limiting amino acids, generally not used Amino acid feed additives. The utilization rate of chemically synthesized amino acids in aquatic animals is still controversial. Therefore, it is better to use such additives cautiously in aquatic compound feeds.
3. When using amino acids in feed, the first limiting amino acid should be considered first, followed by other limiting amino acids. Because animals also have a property of amino acid utilization, that is, only the first limiting amino acid is satisfied, and the second and other limiting amino acids can be better utilized. The first limiting amino acid of the pig is lysine, the second limiting amino acid is methionine; and the first limiting amino acid of the bird such as chicken is methionine, and the second limiting amino acid is lysine.
4. The amount of amino acid used should be converted according to its effective content and potency.