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Table 1 Composition of the basal diet for lactating sows on an as-fed basis

From: Dietary supplementation with branched-chain amino acids enhances milk production by lactating sows and the growth of suckling piglets

Item Basal diet1, %
Ingredient
 Corn grain 57.50
 Soybean meal (44.5% CP) 27.00
 Cornstarch 3.07
 Sugarcane molasses 2.78
 Potassium chloride 0.10
 Salt 0.35
 Vitamin-mineral premix2 3.00
 Vegetable oil 3.00
 Dicalcium phosphate 2.50
 Limestone 0.70
Analyzed chemical composition
 DM, % 90.0
 ME, Mcal/kg 3.32
 CP3, % 17.5
 Ca, % 1.04
 Available P, % 0.54
 Total P, % 0.79
  1. 1This basal lactation diet was used to prepare experimental diets for sows  from farrowing to d 29 of lactation
  2. 2The vitamin premix provided the following per kilogram of complete diet (as-fed basis): 46.7 mg of Mn as manganous oxide; 75 mg of Fe as iron sulfate; 103.8 mg of Zn as zinc oxide; 9.5 mg of Cu as copper sulfate; 0.72 mg of I as ethylenediamine dihydroiodide; 0.23 mg of Se as sodium selenite; 7556 IU of vitamin A as vitamin A acetate; 825 IU of vitamin D3; 61.9 IU of vitamin E; 4.4 IU of vitamin K as menadione sodium bisulfate; 54.9 μg of vitamin B12; 13.7 mg of riboflavin; 43.9 mg of D-pantothenic acid as calcium pantothenate; 54.9 mg of niacin; and 1650 mg of choline as choline chloride
  3. 3The basal diet provided the following amino acids (%, as-fed basis): alanine, 0.94; arginine, 1.09; asparagine, 0.79; aspartate, 1.12; cysteine, 0.30; glutamine, 1.68; glutamate, 1.56; glycine, 0.86; histidine, 0.44; isoleucine, 0.74; leucine, 1.64; lysine, 0.90; methionine, 0.28; phenylalanine, 0.87; proline, 1.45; serine, 0.84; threonine, 0.65; tryptophan, 0.21; tyrosine, 0.71; and valine, 0.82