Meal Research Projects

Learning more about the nutritional value of canola meal is an industry priority. On a per-tonne basis, canola seed is 55-60% meal – and as demand for canola oil increases, it’s important to also increase demand for this commodity.

Researchers are showing that canola meal is much more than just a by-product of oil extraction. It’s a valuable source of feed nutrients for livestock producers, particularly the dairy industry.

Maximize use of canola meal in dairy feeds
High inclusion levels of canola meal in monogastric rations
Canola Meal Quality Survey

Maximize use of canola meal in dairy feeds

(SC 2.1)
Objective: To provide information about canola meal amino acid utilization efficiency by dairy cows to feed industry nutritionists so that it can be accurately formulated into dairy cow diets.

Research team: Dr. Tim Mutsvangwa (University of Saskatchewan) ; Dr. Ken Kalscheur(USDA – Wisconsin); , Dr. Glen Broderick (University of Wisconsin), Dr. Antonio Faciola (University of Nevada, Reno); Dr. Hélène Lapierre and Dr. Daniel Ouellet (AAFC Research Station Lennoxville), and Dr. Peter Robinson.

View abstracts for this research here.

Funded through the Canola Canadian Agri-Science Cluster, a joint initiative of AAFC and Canola Council of Canada
 

High inclusion levels of canola meal in monogastric rations

(SC 2.2)
Objective: To address the issues associated with high canola meal feed inclusion levels and toto demonstrate that canola meal can effectively be used at very high inclusion levels in swine and poultry feeds.

Research team: Dr. Bogdan Slominski (University of Manitoba) ; Dr. Martin Nyachoti (University of Manitoba); Dr. Ruurd Zjilstra and Dr. Eduardo Beltranena (University of Alberta)

View abstracts for poultry research here.
View abstracts for swine research here

Funded through the Canola Canadian Agri-Science Cluster, a joint initiative of AAFC and Canola Council of Canada
 

Canola Meal Quality Survey

(SC 2.3)
Objective: To determine the most accurate nutritive values of canola meal collected by all Canadian canola processors on a yearly basis for proper use by industry nutritionists in feed formulation software.  Additionally, values related to the bypass protein fraction in canola meal for dairy cattle will be generated and used by the feed industry and to support research activities under SC 2.1.

Research team: Dr. Bogdan Slominski (University of Manitoba); Dr. Glen Broderick (University of Wisconsin) and Dr. Antonio Faciola (University of Nevada-Reno)

Funded through the Canola Canadian Agri-Science Cluster, a joint initiative of AAFC and Canola Council of Canada