Concentrating Energy in Young Pig Diets
Canola meal can be thought of as a supplemental protein source or a novel feed energy source due to the residual oil presence. Expeller-pressed canola meal has higher fibre content, but does not alter weaned pigs feed efficiency, nursery end weight or daily weight gain. When feeding to hogs it should be fed in inclusions based on targeted carcass weight and growth performance as it alters weight gain. Extruded-pressed canola meal is similar in oil content but has more amino acid and fat digestibility. A feed enzyme complex can assist growth performance when fed extruded-pressed canola meal in smaller inclusions. Costs can be decreased by feeding canola meal as a replacement for soybean meal in up to 20% inclusions. Payback of this diet will be greater in the grower and late nursery phases.
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