CANOLA

Canola is a rapeseed developed in Canada that is low in the two main antinutritional factors that have limited rapeseed's use in poultry diets - erucic acid and glucosinolate. Canola meal produced from low erucic acid, low glucosinolate cultivars of canola seed are a suitable replacement for soybean meal in poultry diets. The presence of sinapine, however, limits its use with brown egg layers, especially those breeds developed with Rhode Island Reds. The breakdown of sinapine in such chickens results in the production of a compound that gives eggs a fishy taste.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Poultry diets using canola meal (Canola Council of Canada)

The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan - Canola (Canada)

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