Feeding value of copra meal for broilers

Sundu, B., Kumar, A. and Dingle, J. (2009) Feeding value of copra meal for broilers. World's Poultry Science Journal, 65 3: 481-491. doi:10.1017/S0043933909000348


Author Sundu, B.
Kumar, A.
Dingle, J.
Title Feeding value of copra meal for broilers
Journal name World's Poultry Science Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0043-9339
1743-4777
Publication date 2009-09
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1017/S0043933909000348
Open Access Status
Volume 65
Issue 3
Start page 481
End page 491
Total pages 11
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Language eng
Abstract The production of copra meal in some parts of the world is abundant and cheap and hence its inclusion in poultry diets would benefit the poultry industry. Its use as a feeding material would also be beneficial for the coconut industry and the environment, through the reduction of copra waste. However, the nutritional and physical qualities of this by-product are poor, and consequently, there has been limited use of this material in poultry diets. Attempts to improve the quality of this feedstuff have been made through supplementation with amino acids and enzymes as well as physical treatments such as pelleting, soaking and grinding. This paper reviews some issues of using copra meal as a poultry diet and aspects of dealing with the problems.
Keyword Copra meal
Enzyme and broilers
Physical treatment
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
 
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