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Expeller-Pressed Canola Meal
Dual Protein and Energy Feed Ingredient
Pacific Coast Canola canola meal is produced by a mechanical expeller-pressing process. Unlike conventional solvent-extracted canola meal, hexane solvent is not used to extract the oil in the expeller-pressed process. The resulting meal is solvent free and contains higher levels of oil compared to conventional solvent-extracted canola meal. Even with higher oil content, the protein content in our expeller-pressed canola meal is not diluted; it has the same amount of protein as conventional canola meal.
Pacific Coast Canola is the largest expeller-pressed canola processing plant in North America and can produce over 250,000 tons of expeller-pressed canola meal per year. The plant can load rail cars and trucks as well as provide canola-meal for export in sea containers.
Key Nutritional Features
Pacific Coast Canola canola meal contains 95 percent dry matter (compared to 88 percent 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 higher moisture feed ingredients. And even with the higher oil content, because of the higher dry matter, Pacific Coast Canola canola meal contains as much protein as conventional canola meal (as is basis).
Nutrient composition of Pacific Coast Canola expeller-pressed canola meal compared to conventional (solvent) canola meal and soybean meal.
|Nutrient, as is basis||Pacific Coast Canola Canola Meal||Canola meal||Soybean meal|
|Dry matter, %||95||88||88|
|Crude protein, %||36||36||47|
|Crude oil, %||10||3||1.4|
|Crude fibre, %||11||11||3.4|
|Available phosphorus, %||0.40||0.40||0.20|
Source: Dave Hickling, Ph.D. Animal Nutrition