According to the preliminary sample data released by the Canadian grain Council, it was hot and dry during the growth of Canadian rapeseed in 2021, resulting in the oil content of rapeseed falling to the second low level in 20 years.
The data show that the average oil content of rapeseed in 2021 / 22 is 41.9%, compared with 44.1% in the previous year and 44.4% in the five years. The last time the oil content was less than 42% was in 2003 / 04, when it was only 41.8%.
From the situation of each province, the average oil content of rapeseed in Manitoba and Saskatchewan is 41.7% and 41.8% respectively, and the oil content of rapeseed in Alberta is slightly higher, 42.3%.
Although the oil content decreased, the protein content was higher than that of the previous year. The average protein content of rapeseed in western Canada was 23.7%, the highest level in the past 20 years. The protein content was 20.8% last year and the five-year average was 20.5%.
Source: Canadian grain Council