Growing Finishing Diets Supplemented With Full-Fat Canola Seed as a Source of Methionine and Energy

Corn-Pea, Barley-Pea and Naked Oat-Pea Growing-Finishing Diets Supplemented With Full-Fat Canola Seed as a Source of Methionine and Energy


1D. Landblom, S. Carter and W.W. Poland

Dickinson Research Extension Center

North Dakota State University

General Objectives

  • To determine pig growth and carcass performance when using full-fat canola seed as a natural occurring source of the amino acid methionine when compared to using synthetic methionine in corn-pea, barley-pea and naked oat-pea diets.
  • To document economic considerations associated with using a raw oil seed high in methionine like canola as a natural amino acid source.

Brief Description

Field pea grain has been proven to be an excellent protein source in barley diets provided deficiencies in methionine are compensated for (Landblom and Poland, 1997). Canola meal has been promoted as a protein source that is relatively high in methionine (1.05%). Raw full-fat canola seed contains 90.5% as much methionine (.95%) as canola meal, and 1.81 Mcal/lb. of metabolizable energy. We hypothesize that canola seed can be used as source of methionine and that when used in diets formulated with adequate energy:protein balance hog carcasses will be lean and desirable to the meat packing industry.

Status

Results of the project are incomplete at this writing. A full report will be available spring 1998.

1Doug Landblom, Animal Scientist, Dickinson Research Extension Center, Dickinson, ND. Scott Carter, NDSU Animal & Range Sciences Dept., Fargo, ND. W.W. "Chip" Poland, Area Livestock Specialist, Dickinson Research Extension Center, Dickinson, ND.