Canola Meal Quality Survey

Priorities
Animal Health Benefits of Canola Products  Canola Meal  Market Development 
Start Date
2013
End Date
2018
Principal Investigator
Bogdan A. Slominski - University of Manitoba, PI
Co-Investigators
Dr. Glen Broderick - University of Wisconsin (Madison) and Dr. Antonio Faciola - University of Nevada (Reno)
MCGA Funding
$5,965
Total Project Funding
$420,000
External Funding Partners
Alberta Canola, SaskCanola, Canola Council of Canada, Canadian Agricultural Partnership
Report

Research Objective

  • Characterize differences in canola meal received from various Canadian canola processing plants during the 5 years of the Science Cluster 2 agreement
  • Determine the impact that the differences in quality have on diet formulation for swine, poultry, and dairy
  • Therefore, investigate the potential for canola meal (CM) to become a valuable and cost-effective energy, amino acids, and phosphorus supplement in poultry and swine nutrition

Project Description

The objective of this project was to characterize differences in canola meal received from various Canadian canola processing plants during the 5 years of the Science Cluster 2 agreement and to determine the impact that the differences in quality have on diet formulation for swine, poultry, and dairy. The overall objective of this Canola Meal Science Cluster 2 initiative is to investigate the potential for canola meal (CM) to become a valuable and cost-effective energy, amino acids, and phosphorus supplement in poultry and swine nutrition. The use of CM in poultry and swine diets is still restricted due to low available energy and lysine contents and the presence of anti-nutritional factors, including dietary fiber. Therefore, it is necessary to determine the variability in the nutritive value of CM as its end-user’s desire increased meal consistency and more information on any potential variability in chemical and nutritive contents. To view the results of the study, see FULL REPORT link above.

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