US Patent No. 10,363,233


Patent No. 10,363,233
Issue Date July 30, 2019
Title Granular Feed Supplement
Inventorship Danny R. Wright, Buford, GA (US)
Richard J. Valagene, Republic, MO (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,363,233

14. A method of supplementing the diet of a ruminant with lysine, the method comprising:providing the ruminant with a ruminant feed composition comprising:
a granulated core comprising lysine sulfate; and
a coating material of two or more layers surrounding the core, the coating material comprising;
oleic acid,
stearic acid, and
palmitic acid;
wherein the total amount of stearic and palmitic acids is at least 90 wt % of the total weight of the coating,
wherein the lysine exhibits a rumen bypass rate greater than 75%, and an intestinal digestibility rate greater than 70%, and
wherein the weight % ratio of core material to coating material is from 50:50 to 70:30.