Efforts to substitute traditional feed ingredients such as corn and soybean in animal diets have been ongoing for numerous decades. The insecurity of the supply of these feedstuffs in various parts of the world, coupled with their competing demand for human foods and bioenergy, has fueled the exploration of alternative options. One such alternative feedstuff with distinct advantages is Copra Meal.
Copra is dried coconut meat with high-fat content. Coconut oil is removed by pressing, double pressing, expelling, or solvent extracting to yield copra meal (also known as copra cake or poonac) having oil contents ranging from 5%-14%. Protein typically varies from 17-22%, and crude fiber is typically 7-10%, but can be over 20% in some solvent-extracted material.
Derived from the by-product of coconut oil extraction, copra meal is an excellent alternative feedstuff in the animal feed industry. Here’s why:
Challenges Addressed: While copra meal contains undigestible fiber, especially in the form of galactomannan, limiting its use in monogastric animals, this issue can be effectively managed with the application of NSP enzymes.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
SUGGESTED MAXIMUM INCLUSION RATES IN COMPLETE FEED:
Broiler – Starter
Broiler – Finisher
Copra meal emerges not only as a nutritional powerhouse but also as a strategic solution to various challenges in animal nutrition. Its characteristics, combined with the right applications, make it a valuable asset in promoting the health, growth, and overall well-being of animals across different feeding stages. As we explore innovative ways to enhance animal nutrition, copra meal proves to be a beacon of holistic and sustainable feeding practices.
Copra Meal is now available to supply from Lam Tak Group. Unlock the benefits of copra meal by reaching out to the Lam Tak Business Development team today through our contact form!
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