L-Threonine

Nutritional balance in practice


L-Threonine is the necessary complement of L-Lysine for which it optimizes the use by animals for body protein deposition and weight gain. Moreover, L-Threonine plays an important role in processes of maintenance and, more particularly of digestion. In practice, L-Threonine is the second limiting amino acid in feed for pigs and the third limiting amino acid in feed for poultry.

Since 1987, AJINOMOTO EUROLYSINE S.A.S. has produced and sold L-Threonine. The main characteristics of the product are described below:

 

Physical description White to pale yellow crystalline powder
Chemical description
Molecular formula C4H9NO3
Molecular weight 119.12
Isomer L (Laevo-rotatory)
Regulatory position
L-Threonine, which is technically pure (L-Threonine 98.5% Feed Grade) comes under Regulation (CE) 1831/2003 of 22/09/2003 relating to additives which are intended for animal feed (Official Journal of the EU n°L 268 of 18/10/2003), category: “nutritional additives”, additive group: “amino acids, their salts and analogous products” and can be used for all animal species
Nutritional data
Dry matter 99.5%
L-Threonine 98%
Digestibility 100%
Crude protein 72.0%
   
ME poultry 3570 (14.94) kcal/kg (MJ/kg)
DE pigs 4140 (17.32) kcal/kg (MJ/kg)
ME pigs 3790 (15.86) kcal/kg (MJ/kg)
NE pigs 2950 12.34) kcal/kg (MJ/kg)
   
Range of supplementation usually observed 0.1 to 3.0 kg/ton of compound feed
General specifications
pH 5.0 to 6.5
Density 0.62 to 0.66
Packaging  Bags of 25 kg on wrapped palettes or "Big bags" or bulk.
Stability - Closed bags of 25 kg from the place of origin: the product is stable for at least 3 years if it is stored in the recommended conditions
- Closed "Big bags" from the place of origin: the product is stable for at least 1 year if it is stored in the recommended conditions

 

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