Digestible phosphorus in canola meal, 00-rapeseed meal, and 00-rapeseed expellers without and with microbial phytase fed to growing pigs

Tanawong Maison, a Ph. D. student in the Stein Monogastric Nutrition Lab, discusses an experiment to determine the digestibility of phosphorus in canola and 00-rapeseed products fed to growing pigs. The experiment compared canola and 00-rapeseed meal produced from plants grown in different locations, as well as 00-rapeseed meal products resulting from different oil extraction techniques. The effect on phosphorus digestibility of adding microbial phytase to the diets was also measured. Adapted from a presentation at the 2013 ASDA-ASAS Joint Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, July 8-12.