Protein Sparing Action

Beef Cattle May 22, 2012 Print Friendly and PDF

Protein Sparing Action- Fats and carbohydrates, if supplied in the diet in sufficient amounts to meet caloric needs, will spare protein so that it can be used for protein metabolism. When calories are inadequate protein is used as a source of calories.

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.