THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF FREE LYSINE ON THE PROTEIN FEEDS INDUSTRY IN N.S.W.

Free lysine, an amino acid produced industrially by microbial fermentation, is becoming increasingly important in intensive livestock production. Estimates are made of the economic impact of its wider use. The economic impact of doubling the current utilization rate of free lysine in pig production is also investigated. It is shown that the use of free lysine as a replacement for protein concentrates is marginally profitable at current utilization rates and prices. However, if experimental techniques of doubling free lysine utilization rates are adopted by the industry, the use of free lysine could lower costs of pig diets and substantially replace high lysine protein concentrates in pig diets.


Issue Date:
Mar 06 1977
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/9177
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/9177
Published in:
Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics, Volume 45, Number 1-2
Page range:
28-44
Total Pages:
17




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