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on August 9, 2017

How storage of specialty feeds affects protein quality

Specialty ingredients, especially for young animals, contain a great amount of protein that is not only expensive but also highly prone to deterioration when stored under unfavorable conditions.

Most specialty feeds, and particularly those designed for young animals, contain relatively high concentrations of sensitive ingredients like amino acids, lactose and other simple sugars, vitamins, and several sources of oils and fats. All these highly digestible ingredients are required to support fast-growing animals in the phase of…

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