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Viterra Canola Meal

What is Double Expeller-Pressed Canola Meal?

Viterra Canola Processing 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.

Viterra 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.

Viterra 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,Viterra 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. Viterra canola meal has the same amino acid balance, with a slightly higher digestibility than conventional canola meal.

Viterra canola meal does not undergo the same toasting that conventional canola meal undergoes. Since no solvents are used, no steam processing is required. Viterra 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 Viterra canola meal.

Dual Protein and Energy Feed Ingredient

Viterra canola meal is produced by a mechanical expeller-pressing process. Different from the conventional pre-press, solvent-extraction processing of 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 (approximately 10 percent) compared to conventional solvent-extracted canola meal (approximately 1 percent). Despite its higher oil content, the protein content in Viterra expeller-pressed canola meal is not diluted; it has the same amount of protein as conventional canola meal. Additionally, the water content of Viterra canola meal is only 5 percent, versus 12 percent for conventional canola meal.

Optimize Milk Production

Viterra canola meal, like conventional canola meal, is widely used in dairy feeds. Like conventional canola meal, there will be more milk production due to the high quality nature of canola protein. As well, the extra energy in Viterra canola meal means less supplemental fat may be required to balance the diets.

Premium Ingredient

Canola meal is recognized as a premium ingredient for dairy cows. It is a good source of protein nitrogen to the rumen for rumen microbial production and has an excellent amino acid balance (especially methionine and histidine) in the RUP fraction to meet dairy cows’ needs for milk protein production. Canola meal also has a good ADF/NDF ratio and high levels of phosphorus.

Very Palatable – Cows Like the Taste

Cows like the taste of expeller-pressed canola meal. Dairy cows are very sensitive to the taste of feed ingredients and they will not eat unpalatable or bitter feed. In fact, research* has shown that dairy cows eating as much as 8.8 pounds of canola meal per day in a total mixed ration (TMR) will consume as much, or more feed, as cows fed lower levels of canola meal or no canola meal at all.

Dual Protein and Energy Feed Ingredient

Viterra canola meal is produced by a mechanical expeller-pressing process. Different from the conventional pre-press, solvent-extraction processing of canola meal, hexane solvent is not used to extract the oil in the expeller-pressing process. The resulting meal is solvent free and contains higher levels of oil (approximately 11 percent) compared to conventional solvent extracted canola meal (approximately 3 percent). Despite its higher oil content, the protein content in Viterra expeller-pressed canola meal is not diluted; it has the same amount of protein as conventional canola meal. This is because the moisture content of Viterra canola meal is only 5 percent, versus 12 percent for conventional canola meal.

Some Key Features of Our Canola Meal

Viterra 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.

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

Practical Use of Viterra Canola Meal in Swine Feeds

The high energy in Viterra Canola Meal provides value in growing swine and lactating sow feeds. Take special note of the Net Energy content of Viterra 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.

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

Viterra 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
Dual Protein and Energy Feed Ingredient

Viterra canola meal is produced by a mechanical expeller-pressing process. Different from the conventional pre-press, solvent-extraction processing of canola meal, hexane solvent is not used to extract the oil in the expeller-pressing process. The resulting meal is solvent free and contains higher levels of oil (approximately 11 percent) compared to conventional solvent extracted canola meal (approximately 3 percent). Despite its higher oil content, the protein content in Viterra expeller-pressed canola meal is not diluted; it has the same amount of protein as conventional canola meal. This is because the moisture content of Viterra canola meal is only 5 percent, versus 12 percent for conventional canola meal.

Excellent Amino Acid Balance

Canola meal is known for its excellent amino acid balance, with especially high levels of methionine and cystine. This is important for feeding poultry, due to their high sulfur amino acid requirements for feather growth. Viterra canola meal has the same amino acid balance as canola meal, with a slightly higher amino acid digestibility. Viterra canola meal does not undergo the same toasting that conventional canola meal undergoes, since no solvents are used, and no steam sparging of solvent is required.

High Oil and High Essential Fatty Acids

Viterra canola meal contains high levels of essential fatty acids, especially linoleic acid and linolenic acid. This means that adding linoleic acid (in the form of extra oil) is not usually required when using Viterra canola meal. Its high oil content gives it one of the highest energy contents of all feed protein ingredients.

Can Be Used at High Inclusion Levels in All Poultry Feeds

Like conventional canola meal, Viterra canola meal contains low levels of glucosinolates, which means it can be used at high inclusion levels in broiler chicken, egg layer and turkey feeds. Also, the high energy content of Viterra canola meal, due to its high oil and high dry-matter contents, means that it will work economically in higher energy feeds, such as broiler feeds.

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