How to formulate low-protein diets for pigs, poultry

How to formulate low-protein diets for pigs, poultry

Properly balanced low-protein diets enhance animal performance and improved profitability – assuming prices for crystalline amino acids are favorable.

In the post-antibiotic era, low-protein diets are rather the norm than the exception and their benefits are increasingly recognized even when antibiotics are still used in formulations for pigs and poultry. Assuming cost is about the same, feeding low-protein diets (that are fully supplemented with all essential amino acids) can lead to enhanced health and even improved feed efficiency.