SwineCast Update for April 29, 2010, Reducing Pig Stress By Feeding Tryptophan

When Jerry Seinfeld and friends used Tryptophan (delivered in a late turkey dinner) to get at primo “G.I. Joe” action figures… little did we know the outcome would be good news for swine producers.

Researchers are finding the nap-inducing amino acid slows down the aggressive tendencies of re-mixed pigs and gilt replacements. Think of it as Thanksgiving afternoon without the Cowboys and Lions.
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