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COPRA MEAL - GOOD QUALITY FEED FOR ANIMAL

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Coconut meal is a byproduct of the desiccated coconut or skin of the coconut. This kind of things after pressing or extracting oil, the remaining residue is called Coconut meal. Coconut meal is a highly digestible supplement with moderately high protein and energy values, with its energy being derived from its relatively high oil and fiber content and no carbohydrate it is a very safe product to feed to ruminants.. This meal is called copra meal and still contains the oil. Care is needed when feeding copra meal to livestock to ensure that it is not rancid, as this will cause diarrhoea. Rancidity usually develops as a result of the meal being stored for too long under unfavourable conditions such as high temperature.

                                                        

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

• High levels of copra meal should not be suddenly included in the diet of pigs or poultry (even if the diet is nutritionally sound). Introduce copra meal into the diet slowly over time. This will overcome the initial reluctance by stock to eating copra meal.

• Copra meal can be used in diets for pigs, poultry, cattle and horses of all ages except very young stock.

• The protein in copra meal is low in lysine and histidine. The high fibre level will limit the use of the meal in poultry and pig feeds.