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Importance and Considerations of Formulating Diets for Amino Acids

Dr. Chuck Schwab clearly defines why amino acids (AA) are the nutrients required by the dairy cow not crude protein (CP) or metabolizable protein (MP).  He dials in on the key considerations for the selection of ingredients to use in AA formulation, the challenges of estimating the intestinal lysine digestibility, particularly of heat treated proteins, and how to obtain reliable metabolizable AA concentrations for rumen-protected AA products.