Palm Kernel Expeller Meal
(Palm Kernel Meal, Palm Kernel Cake, Solvent-Extracted Palm Kernel Meal)
A source of protein and energy with a high fibre level widely used in ruminant diets. It will contain some palm oil which is a hard oil, producing hard carcass fat. Not suitable for use on its own but often mixed with molasses to encourage intake. High inclusion levels can help to boost butter fat levels.
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Limits to Usage
Poor palatability. May contain high levels of aflatioxin and salmonella so seek supplier assurances. Some sources have small hard fragments remaining that can puncture cattle hooves.
Storage / Processing
Can only be stored for a limited period.
Material to have been stored in compliance with DEFRA code of practice for the control of salmonella.
Reference / Further Reading