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Expeller-Pressed Canola Meal in Pork Feeds

What is Double Expeller-Pressed Canola Meal?
Pacific Canola Canola uses a mechanical crushing process that is termed double expeller-pressed. The seed is pressed twice to extract oil rather than using solvent extraction to extract the residual oil from the first press meal. The expeller-pressed canola meal has a higher oil content which can range from 9-11% and therefore has higher metabolizable, digestible and net energy content than traditional pre-press solvent extracted canola meal.

Some Key Features of Our Canola Meal
Pacific Coast 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.

PCC 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, PCC 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. PCC canola meal has the same amino acid balance, with a slightly higher digestibility than conventional canola meal. PCC canola meal does not undergo the same toasting that conventional canola meal undergoes. Since no solvents are used, no steam processing is required. PCC 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 PCC canola meal.

Practical Use of PCC Canola Meal in Swine Feeds
The high energy in PCC Canola Meal provides value in growing swine and lactating sow feeds. Take special note of the Net Energy content of PCC 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.

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

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
Ash, % 7 7 6
Calcium, % 0.68 0.68 0.20
Phosphorus, % 1.17 1.17 0.65
Sodium, % 0.05 0.03 0.04
Chlorine, % 0.05 0.03 0.04
TDN, % 73 65 79
Rum NElact, Mcal/kg 2.1 1.6 1.9
RUP, % 36 36 35
NDIN, % 10 8 9
ADF, % 19 19 5
NDF, % 29 29 9
Lysine, % 2.00 2.00 3.15
Methionine, % 0.74 0.74 0.67
Histidine, % 1.12 1.12 1.29