BACKGROUND: Camelina sativa (CS) is an oilseed crop used for biofuel production. By-products from oil extraction are high in protein and can be used in ruminant rations; more information about their nutritive value is required also considering the antinutrional factor content of the by-products. The aim of this study was to evaluate the nutritive value of CS meal genotypes in comparison with canola. RESULTS: Ten CS genotypes and one canola cultivar were evaluated. Meals were obtained from seeds after solvent oil extraction. CS average crude protein (CP) content (g kg−1 dry matter) was 457. Numerical differences in lysine and sulfur amino acid content were observed among CS genotypes. Glucosinolate (mmol kg−1 ) content was higher for CS (23.1) than canola (7.2). Sinapine content (gkg−1) was lower for CS (2.79) than for canola (4.32). Differences were observed among CS genotypes for rumen undegraded protein (RUP). Average RUP (g kg−1 CP) was 316 for CS and 275 for canola. CONCLUSIONS: CS meal has potential for use in ruminant rations as a high-quality protein source. In vivo studies are needed to compare CS with other protein sources used in cattle rations. Implementation of breeding programs for improved meal quality is recommend.
|Autori:||Colombini, S.;Broderick, G.A.;Galasso, I.;Martinelli, T.;Rapetti, L.;Russo, R.;Reggiani, R.|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Titolo:||Evaluation of Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz meal as an alternative protein source in ruminant rations|
|Rivista:||JOURNAL OF THE SCIENCE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|