Net Energy Content of Canola Meal and Full-Fat Canola Seeds in Swine
Canola meal is often outcompeted with other protein sources as it is perceived to be a poor energy source due to its high protein and fibre content and low oil and starch content. Full-fat canola seeds have a higher oil content and therefore may have a higher energy content. In order to release the oil from the seeds, they must be crushed, but little is known about this process. Inclusion rates of 22% and 15% for canola meal and full-fat canola seeds, respectively, have no detrimental effects on the performance of pigs.