Press release: Inclusion rate for high protein canola meal in weanling pig diets could be as high as 40 percent
URBANA, Ill. – Canola meal is high in protein and can be used as an alternative to soybean meal in livestock diets. In recent years, canola meal varieties with an even greater protein content have been developed. However, canola meal contains anti-nutritional factors, and there is no agreement as to how much can be included in diets fed to pigs. New research from the University of Illinois provides insight into how much conventional and high protein canola meal can be included in swine diets.
"Recommendations for the inclusion rate from conventional canola meal range from 10 to 15 to 20 percent," said Hans H. Stein, professor of animal sciences at Illinois. "And now we have this new product, high protein canola meal, for which there is very limited information on feeding it to weanling pigs. So we wanted to test different inclusion rates of these products to see how they affected growth performance."
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