Amino acid digestibility study:
An experiment was conducted at the University of Illinois to determine the digestibility of amino acids in our product Pro88 compared with other sources of high-quality protein. Results show that for most amino acids, the digestibility of Pro88 was considerably greater than other sources of protein such as fish meal or fermented soybean meal. This contributes to a more efficient use of protein in weaning pigs and a smoother transition to dry food.
Energy digestibility study:
An experiment was conducted at the University of Illinois to determine the concentration of digestible and metabolizable energy in our product Pro88 compared with other sources of high-quality protein. Due to its concentration of fat, Pro88 has a greater concentration of both digestible and metabolizable energy than other sources of protein. This suggests a greater digestibility of nutrients in general and contributes to a more efficient diet.
Growth performance studies:
Two different experiments were conducted at the universities of Illinois and Minnesota to evaluate the performance of weaned pigs fed Pro88 and to compare with weaned pigs fed different sources of protein. These studies also evaluate the possibility of replacing partially or completely ingredients used traditionally in the formulation of diets for weaned pigs such as spray-dried blood plasma, fish meal, and fermented soybean meal. Results indicate that there is no negative effect of replacing any traditional source of protein with Pro88. Pigs fed our product had a similar performance to those fed diets that not contained Pro88. Results also indicate that Pro88 can be used in diets for weaned pigs with a percentage of inclusion of up to 12%.