Compound feed is a mixture of feed ingredients obtained from various sources. A feed ingredient is only a constituent of a compound feed and if used as the sole ration fed, has to be enriched further. The composition of a compound feed is determined by three main criteria, i.e. price, nutritional composition and the animal characteristics. The nutritional composition of a compound feed varies depending on the type of livestock to be fed and on their stages of growth. This paper highlights the use of palm kernel cake (PKC) in compound feed for feeding livestock in Malaysia.
Keywords: MPOB PUBLICATIONS, OIL PALM ESTATES & PLANTATIONS, PALM KERNEL CAKE (PKC), ANIMAL NUTRITION, FEEDS