Palm Oil Developments No.40 (June 2004) p1-4

Palm-based Animal Feed and MPOB’s Energy and Protein Centre


Malaysia imported well over 2 million tonnes per annum of energy feed as corn in the last three years and another 1 million tonnes of protein supplement, mainly soyabean and fish meal. Well over 200 000 t of crude palm oil (CPO) were used in livestock feed. These feeds are essential items in the formulation of compound feed or ration for commercial livestock. Oil palm and palm oil industries provide several products and by-products which are suitable to be used as animal feed. They are available from the plantation, milling, crushing and refining. Livestock feed from palm products presents an excellent opportunity for replacing imported feed. Also it can be exported to regional and international markets.

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