Use of Copra Meal in Poultry and Ruminant Nutrition
Copra meal (CM) is an important feed ingredient and the by-product of the oil extraction from dried coconut kernels. This product, although copra meal has a moderate protein content (15-25%); because of a high cellulose content (11.63-16.00%) and some limiting amino acids (particularly lysine and methionine), limits its use as a basic source of protein in poultry due to insufficient. Copra meals are more suitable common supplements as both an energy and protein source for ruminants. In this paper, nutritional researches performed with the copra meal usage on poultry and ruminant species have been reviewed.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Dogu Akdeniz Tarimsal Ar. Ens. Md, Yemler ve Hay. Besl. Bölüm Bsk. Adana
Publication date: January 1, 2016