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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Franchising Protein from Copra Meal as Feeds for Feeds



Protein from Copra Meal as Feeds for Feeds

Researchers from UP Los Baños have found that copra meal can be a substitute for 39% corn and 52% soybean oil meal of the feed formulation for pigs. Corn and soybean oil meal constitutes a very important ingredients in the feeds for pigs. However, 10% of the corn and all soybean oil meal needed are imported from other countries thus causing an increase in the price of pork. Although previous studies requires that feeds for pigs should not contain more than 20% copra meal, it was further found out that when amino acid is added, even 40-45% copra meal added as an ingredient for the pigs feed will not show any adverse effect in the growth as well as in the meat. It should be assured however, that copra meal is free from aflatoxin content. The following ingredients needed in the feed formulation are as follows:

For growing stage:

  • copra meal - 40.00% 11.70% or 12.00%41.25% or 41.18% 0.66% or 0.65%
  • soybean oil meal - 0.04% 0.13% 0.02% 3.06% or 2.99% 1.31% or 1.30%
  • yellow corn - 1.08% or 1.09% 0.20% 0.30% 0.25%
  • L-lysine HOL - 100.00%
  • DL-methionine
  • L-threonineDL-tryptophan
  • coconut oil
  • dicalcium phosphate
  • limestone powderantibiotic
  • salt
  • vitamin-mineral premix

Formulation for grown pigs

  • soybean meal
  • white corn - 53.89% 40.00% 0.65% 0.04% 0.09% 0.03%
  • copra meal - 2.03% 1.39% 0.30% 0.20% 1.38%
  • L-lysine HCl - 100.00%
  • DL-methionine
  • L-threonineDL-tryptophan
  • coconut oil
  • dicalcium phosphate
  • salt
  • vitamin-mineral premix
  • limestone powder

Consult a veterinarian or inquire from feed suppliers on the procedure of mixing the ingredients.

Source: Technology (PCARRD), Los Baños Vol. IX, No. 3, 1987
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