Rumen-protected amino acids: Not just for milk production

Published on: 11/20/2016
Author/s : Stephen Blezinger / Management and nutritional consultant

Rumen-protected lysine (Lys) and methionine (Met) are becoming common fixtures in dairy rations, particularly in those where milk is sold not only for volume, but also for the component values. Research and practice have shown repeatedly that improving the Lys and Met profiles in the diet (where increased dietary levels of these limiting amino acids are available to the small intestine) results i...

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Asifa Sarwat Asifa Sarwat
PhD biotechnology
November 20, 2016
Hello I want to ask how you make amino acids rumen protected.
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Tariq Mushtaq Tariq Mushtaq
Specialist in Animal Nutrition
October 5, 2018
Fats are not attacked by rumen microbes. Rumen protected fats like calcium soaps can be used to quote the beads of amino acids. I think this will work.
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Ikpe Juliana Ikpe Juliana
MSc, Ph.D (in view)
February 16, 2017

When do you start including the rumen protected AAS in the cow's ration?

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