Feedstuffs - Protein Sources of Plant Origin

Linseed Meal

Linseed Meal

  •  Grown primarily in north-central U.S.
  • Produced by grinding the flakes that remain after oil is extracted from whole flaxseed.
  • Used primarily in diets for ruminants and horses, with limited use in monogastric diets due to poor amino acid distribution.
  • Has a laxative effect.

Average Nutrient Content

  • Crude Protein = 32-35%
  • Lysine = 1.0-1.2%
  • Ruminant TDN = 73%
  • Monogastric ME = 900 Kcal/lb
Physical Description - varies from light to dark brown color, small particle size, and a granular texture.

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