Synthetic Amino Acid Supplementation of Triticale and Wheat Based Diets for Growing-Finishing Pigs

  • Robert O. Myer
  • Joel H. Brendemuhl
  • Ronald D. Barnett
Part of the Developments in Plant Breeding book series (DIPB, volume 5)


Dietary supplementation of feed grade synthetic amino acids may be more advantageous for diets based on triticale (X Triticosecale Wittmack) or soft red winter wheat (Triticum aestiuum) than maize (Zea mays L.) for growing and fmishing pigs (25 to 109 kg). Four trials, involving 190 pigs, were conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of supplementation of triticale and wheat based diets with synthetic lysine and threonine for growing and finishing pigs. Substantial replacement of supplemental protein (soybean meal) with synthetic lysine and threonine did not affect pig growth or carcass lean content (P>.10). In fact, complete or nearly complete replacement of soybean meal occurred for finishing pig (55 to 109 kg) diets formulated with triticale.


Soybean Meal Average Daily Gain Amino Acid Supplementation Limit Amino Acid Daily Feed Intake 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert O. Myer
    • 1
  • Joel H. Brendemuhl
    • 1
  • Ronald D. Barnett
    • 1
  1. 1.Animal Science and Agronomy DepartmentsUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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