Camelina: A Sustainable Omega-3 Animal Feed Ingredient

⭐ Excellent ω3/ω6 ratio
⭐ High ω3 and Tocopherols

An important new home-grown feed ingredient for Saskatchewan poultry producers

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has approved Camelina up to 12% inclusion for broiler chickens and up to 10% inclusion for laying hens. Broiler chickens fed Camelina meal produced breast and thigh meat that was 2x to 4x higher in healthy Omega-3-type fatty acids. As little as 5% inclusion of Camelina meal can significantly lower the omega-6 to omega-3 ratio of the chicken eggs.

Even in a short 80-day experiment with layers, 5% Camelina meal in their diets increased DHA content from 0.16% to 1.28% and also increased EPA in the yolk of their eggs.

Advantages of using Camelina meal in poultry diets include:

✅ Camelina meal increases the omega-3 content of boiler breast and thigh meat, mainly as α-linolenic with most of the effect for thigh meat and differences can be seen for skin and muscle).
✅ Camelina meal at 5% or 10% inclusion led to a 1.6-fold increase in γ-tocopherols in the thigh meat when compared with control birds. This has been shown to deliver greater oxidative stability in the final product.
✅ Shell strength was shown to significantly increase in the eggs of layers fed Camelina meal.
✅ Camelina meal linearly decreases measures of lipid oxidation in layer serum and egg yolk, and increases antioxidant activity as it is fed in increasing amounts to layers. This is most likely due to Camelina oil being the highest source of γ-tocopherol of all vegetable oil sources.
✅ The high levels of antioxidants in Camelina oil and meal provide superior
storage characteristics when compared to flax.

If you're interested in ordering, please fill out this form or call Mike Cey at 306-371-0265

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Camelina: A Sustainable Omega-3 Animal Feed Ingredient

⭐ Excellent ω3/ω6 ratio
⭐ High ω3 and Tocopherols

An important new home-grown feed ingredient for Saskatchewan poultry producers

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has approved Camelina up to 12% inclusion for broiler chickens and up to 10% inclusion for laying hens. Broiler chickens fed Camelina meal produced breast and thigh meat that was 2x to 4x higher in healthy Omega-3-type fatty acids. As little as 5% inclusion of Camelina meal can significantly lower the omega-6 to omega-3 ratio of the chicken eggs.

Even in a short 80-day experiment with layers, 5% Camelina meal in their diets increased DHA content from 0.16% to 1.28% and also increased EPA in the yolk of their eggs.

Advantages of using Camelina meal in poultry diets include:

✅ Camelina meal increases the omega-3 content of boiler breast and thigh meat, mainly as α-linolenic with most of the effect for thigh meat and differences can be seen for skin and muscle).
✅ Camelina meal at 5% or 10% inclusion led to a 1.6-fold increase in γ-tocopherols in the thigh meat when compared with control birds. This has been shown to deliver greater oxidative stability in the final product.
✅ Shell strength was shown to significantly increase in the eggs of layers fed Camelina meal.
✅ Camelina meal linearly decreases measures of lipid oxidation in layer serum and egg yolk, and increases antioxidant activity as it is fed in increasing amounts to layers. This is most likely due to Camelina oil being the highest source of γ-tocopherol of all vegetable oil sources.
✅ The high levels of antioxidants in Camelina oil and meal provide superior
storage characteristics when compared to flax.

If you're interested in ordering, please fill out this form or call Mike Cey at 306-371-0265

Value is required
Value is required
Thank you!

Product Specifications