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Canola sprouts. // Photo by David Lipnowski

Canola Digest: Stronger canola plastics, enhanced canola fibre and more

March 5, 2024 — 

Anna Rogiewicz, nutritional biochemist at the University of Manitoba, demonstrated the potential of canola meal fibre in poultry nutrition. Previous work by fellow University of Manitoba researcher Bogdan Slominski showed that canola meal could be fed to poultry at inclusion rates of 15 to 20 per cent with no loss in performance compared to soybean meal. U of M researchers, including Rogiewicz and Slominski, took the research a step further, exploring options to make better use of the large fibre components of canola meal.

“In animal nutrition, when something goes wrong with canola meal in diets, people say it’s because of the fibre,” Rogiewicz says. But fibre isn’t necessarily bad. We just need to understand it better, she says.

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