Colin Tobin is an animal scientist at the NDSU Carrington Research and Extension Center and was featured at the Northern Canola Growers Association research conference, discussing backgrounding calves. Canola meal delivers crude protein at a reasonable price. “That’s why it’s really an effective feed going forward because we don’t have to feed as much canola meal to get as much protein in as distillers grains and its not as expensive as soybean meal,” said Tobin. “We’ll look at the economic values of canola meal when fed to calves.” With the new production of renewable biofuels, Tobin expects the supply of canola meal to rise.
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