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.
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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