Feeding Extruded Flaxseed to Produce Omega-3 Enriched Pork
Human health benefits have been noted from omega-3 fatty acids. Most meat has low amounts due to feed ingredients lacking omega-3 fatty acids. Flaxseed has alpha linolenic acid (ALA) and could be a source for omega-3 in pork. Three levels of extruded flaxseed were studied on gilts and barrows. Flaxseed inclusion up to 15% did not have an effect on performance. Increasing the dietary levels and duration of flaxseed feed improved enrichment of ALA in subcutaneous back fat.
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