An easy process to understand how feed-grade amino acids and crude protein specifications interact to form a balanced low-protein diet
There has been much talk about the need to formulate animal diets without antibiotics at low crude protein levels. The benefits are many, and the cost is nil or even positive when animal performance is factored in. Only in certain regions of the world are low-protein diets still considered a low-quality product. In contrast, a well-balanced low-protein diet is a much desirable product that should merit a price premium because it offers a healthy return on investment. On the other hand, an unbalanced diet, low in protein or not, is always a clear waste of money.