Oilseed crop for pig dietsDecember 16, 2013 - 9:43ambusiness/agriculture
URBANA, Ill. -- Long considered a weed in North America, Camelina sativa is increasingly valued as an oilseed crop.
Researchers at the University of Illinois are now studying its nutritional value when used as part of weanling pigs' diets.
When oil is extracted from the camelina seeds, using either solvent extraction or expeller pressing, the oil is then used in fuel production. The defatted meal that is produced during this process is...