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Canola Meal - Pork

Canola Meal - Pork

Dual Protein and Energy Feed Ingredient

Viterra canola meal is produced by a mechanical expeller-pressing process. Different from the conventional pre-press, solvent-extraction processing of canola meal, hexane solvent is not used to extract the oil in the expeller-pressing process. The resulting meal is solvent free and contains higher levels of oil (approximately 11 percent) compared to conventional solvent extracted canola meal (approximately 3 percent). Despite its higher oil content, the protein content in Viterra expeller-pressed canola meal is not diluted; it has the same amount of protein as conventional canola meal. This is because the moisture content of Viterra canola meal is only 5 percent, versus 12 percent for conventional canola meal.


Some Key Features of Our Canola Meal

Viterra canola meal contains approximately 11% oil, compared to 3% in conventional canola meal. This extra energy results in approximately 20% more bio-available energy for animals, making canola meal one of the highest energy protein ingredients available.

Viterra canola meal contains 97% dry matter (compared to 88%-90% dry matter for conventional canola meal), meaning that you are paying for nutrients, not water. This provides some flexibility to feed formulators who are working with some higher moisture feed ingredients. Also, even with the higher oil content, Viterra canola meal contains almost as much protein as conventional canola meal on an as-is basis.

Canola meal is known for its excellent amino acid balance, with especially high levels of methionine plus cystine and histidine. Viterra canola meal has the same amino acid balance, with a slightly higher digestibility than conventional canola meal. Viterra canola meal does not undergo the same toasting that conventional canola meal undergoes. Since no solvents are used, no steam processing is required. Viterra canola meal contains high levels of essential fatty acids, especially linoleic acid. This means that adding linoleic acid (in the form of extra oil) is not usually required when using Viterra canola meal.


Practical Use of Viterra Canola Meal in Swine Feeds

The high energy in Viterra Canola Meal provides value in growing swine and lactating sow feeds. Take special note of the Net Energy content of Viterra canola meal (2150 kcal/kg as is). This is higher than other commonly used protein sources for swine, such as; soybean meal, meat meal and distillers grains.

The additional essential fatty acids will also be a feature of interest in lactating sow feeds in order to improve the fatty acid profile of the sow’s milk.


Viterra Canola Meal – Both A Protein and an Energy Feed Ingredient

Viterra Canola Meal is a high quality feed protein source which is also an excellent energy source.
• Suitable for feeding to all animals
• Excellent amino acid balance
• Its high oil content gives it one of the highest energy contents of all feed protein ingredients