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Variation in the digestibility of amino acids in soybean meal from a single processing plant

Researchers collected soybean meal samples from a single soybean processor at four dates, 15 days apart, to determine the variability in the digestibility of amino acids. Cannulated pigs were used in the digestion study. Results indicated that the differences in digestibilities of nutrients and amino acids for the soybean meal collected on different dates were variable and small in magnitude. The researchers concluded that the variation in nutrient digestibility in samples collected from a soybean processing facility over a 45-day period was not a major source of variability in the nutritional value of soybean meal.

Lee, D.J. and co-workers. 2000. Variation in the digestibility of amino acids in soybean meal from a single processing plant. Kansas State University Swine Day Proceedings, p109-115.