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Rapeseed Meal


A high protein, good energy feed used to partially replace soya bean meal, although the protein is less digestible. The meal from industrial crops ("environmentally friendly" fuel oils) is usually high in glucosinolate / erucic acid.

Typical Analysis

Dry Matter 88.0 NCGD 70.0 Salt 0.07
Crude Protein 38.5 NDF 36.5 Calcium 0.9
DCP 32.0 Starch 5.0 Total Phos 1.2
ME 12.1 Sugar 9.5 Av Phos 0.4
Crude Fibre 11.0 Starch & Sugars 14.5 Magnesium 0.5
Oil (EE) 3.2 FME 10.5 Potassium 1.3
Ash 7.0     Sodium 0.1

Analysis Glossary

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Limits to Usage

Anti-nutritional factors include erucic acid, glucosinolates, tannins and sinapine. Checks should be made on the erucic acid and glucosinolate levels as they are unpalatable to ruminants, however these are normally low in new varieties.

Storage / Processing

Correct processing will produce a stable product with little anti-nutritional factors.

Material to have been stored in compliance with DEFRA code of practice for the control of salmonella.

Reference / Further Reading

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