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Table 1 Composition of three corn- and soybean meal-based diets for the finishing pigs

From: Effects of dietary lysine levels on plasma free amino acid profile in late-stage finishing pigs

Item Experimental diet
Diet I Diet II Diet III
Ingredient (%)
Corn 90.844 90.494 90.144
Soybean meal 6.400 6.400 6.400
Canola oil 0.800 0.800 0.800
l-Lysine-HCla 0.000 0.350 0.700
dl-Methionineb 0.040 0.040 0.040
l-Threoninea 0.090 0.090 0.090
l-Tryptophanc 0.035 0.035 0.035
Limestone 0.650 0.650 0.650
Dicalcium phosphate 0.900 0.900 0.900
Salt 0.200 0.200 0.200
Mineral premixd 0.033 0.033 0.033
Vitamin premixe 0.008 0.008 0.008
Calculated energy and nutrient f
Dry matter (%) 90.0 90.0 90.0
Metabolizable energy (kcal/kg) 3319 3323 3326
Net energy (kcal/kg) 2371 2375 2378
Crude protein (%) 10.45 10.75 11.0
SID lysine (%) 0.32 0.60 0.87
SID methionine + cysteine (%) 0.47 0.47 0.47
Total Ca (%) 0.46 0.46 0.46
Total P (%) 0.43 0.43 0.43
Available P (%) 0.26 0.26 0.26
  1. As fed basis
  2. SID standardized ileal digestible
  3. a l-Lysine-HCl (98.5 %) and l-threonine (98.5 %) were donated by Archer Daniels Midland Co., Quincy, IL)
  4. bDL-Methionine (99.0 %; Rhodimet, NP 99) was donated by Adisseo USA Inc. (Alpharetta, GA)
  5. c l-Tryptophan (99.0 %) was donated by Ajinomoto Heartland, Inc. (Chicago, IL)
  6. dSwine Trace Mineral Mix (No. 85) was donated by Prestage Farms of Mississippi, Inc. (West Point, MS) that contained 13.2 % Ca, 1.0 % Cu, 8.0 % Fe, 5.0 % Mn, 10.0 % Zn, 500 ppm I, and 300 ppm Se
  7. eVitamin Premix for Market Swine was donated by Prestage Farms of Mississippi, Inc. (West Point, MS) that contained per kilogram 22.05 million IU vitamin A, 3.31 million IU vitamin D3, 66,138 IU vitamin E, 88 mg vitamin B12, 220 mg biotin, 8818 mg menadione, 15,432 mg riboflavin, 61,728 mg d-pantothenic acid, and 88,183 mg niacin
  8. fOnly the selected major nutrients are listed