Using of Babassu and its By-products in Animal Nutrition

Tugay Ayasan

Abstract


The increasing costs of conventional feedstuffs like corn, soybean meal and fish meal for poultry diets increased the need for cheaper alternatives. Babassu is a tall palm tree species found in Brazil. Babassu meal is high in protein (19.49-20.19%), minerals (1.20% Ca, 0.41% available P) and gross energy, 4553 kcal/kg. The amino acid profile of babassu meal indicates that it is a good source of amino acids especially arginine (2.34%), glycine+serine (1.75%) and phenylalanine+tyrosine (1.32%). In this review, the studies focused on possibilities of using babassu meal in poultry and ruminant rations were discussed.

Keywords


Babassu; Nutrition; Poultry; Ruminant; By-product

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.24925/turjaf.v4i4.318-320.581

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