Modifying Swine Grow-Finish Diets with Synthetic Amino Acids

Michael Edmonds, PhD, Vice President, Swine Nutrition

With the ever-increasing costs of soybean meal, it is very important to use diets like the example attached to help lower feeding costs. In research completed at the KNG Product Development Center, we showed that these diets with much lower soybean meal levels, along with much higher synthetic amino acids, perform equally.

The example in the file below is with NexGen® Premix LYS DDG200 (Product # 2092). By plugging in current feed prices in the spreadsheet, the calculations will show the differences between the NexGen® AA Pak diets and the SBM (on tag) diets. The key rule when using any of our other NexGen® premix programs is the following:

  1. Take out 125 lb of soybean meal per ton.
  2. Add in an additional 119 lb of corn.
  3. Add in 6 lb of NexGen® AA Pak (Product # 2105) for all diets except the Paylean® Diet.
  4. With the Paylean® Diet, add in 7 lb of NexGen® AA Pak (corn would be added in at 118 lb per ton).

With the current high costs of feedstuffs and soybean meal, these diets high in synthetic amino acids can save up to $14/ton. Remember, simply plug in your feed prices to compare diet costs.

Should there be any questions on any of these diets, please call us!

Download the Spreadsheet