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Organic Poultry Production: Providing Adequate Methionine

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By Anne Fanatico

Published: 2010

Updated: July 2016 by Kevin Ellis
NCAT Agriculture Specialist



20 pages


Because synthetic amino acids are not allowed in organic livestock production, and animal slaughter by-products cannot be used in organic feed, nutrition can present challenges in organic poultry production. Providing the amino acid methionine (MET) without oversupplying protein is generally the most difficult. This publication will help design diets with sufficient MET while balancing other essential amino acids.

Table of Contents

Synthetic Methionine
Natural Methionine Supplement
Methionine Requirements of Poultry
Methionine Deficiency Problems
Methionine in Feedstuffs
Formulating Diets and Feeding Strategies

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