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Corozo (Attalea cohune) seed and oil meal

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This datasheet is pending revision and updating; its contents are currently derived from FAO's Animal Feed Resources Information System (1991-2002) and from Bo Göhl's Tropical Feeds (1976-1982).

Datasheet

Description
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Common names 
Corozo, corozo palm, cohune palm
Synonyms 
Orbignya cohune (Mart.) Dahlgren ex Standl.
Related feed(s) 
Description 
An oil palm, usually growing wild, bearing relatively large fruit with a thick hard shell containing one or more kernels. The palms are usually tall (up to 20 m), and the fruits grow in bunches measuring about 1 m in length and weighing 20-25 kg. The corozo palm nuts are processed chiefly by the soap industries.
Nutritional aspects
Nutritional attributes 
The resulting oilcake is highly palatable.
Ruminants 
Corozo meal is chiefly used for cattle.
Pigs 
It has been included with good results in pig diets at levels up to 30%.
Poultry 
It has been included with good results in poultry diets at a level of 10%. The proportion of corozo meal in the diet can be increased to 50%.
Nutritional tables

Avg: average or predicted value; SD: standard deviation; Min: minimum value; Max: maximum value; Nb: number of values (samples) used

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This datasheet is pending revision and updating; its contents are currently derived from FAO's Animal Feed Resources Information System (1991-2002) and from Bo Göhl's Tropical Feeds (1976-1982).

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 90.8 1
Crude protein % DM 21.8 1
Crude fibre % DM 24.0 1
Ether extract % DM 7.9 1
Ash % DM 4.7 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 20.5 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 2.4 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 22.0 1
 
Pig nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Energy digestibility, growing pig % 52.4 *
DE growing pig MJ/kg DM 10.7 *

The asterisk * indicates that the average value was obtained by an equation.

References

Squibb et al., 1952

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:03

Amino acids Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Arginine % protein 7.5 1
Cystine % protein 1.0 1
Histidine % protein 4.5 1
Isoleucine % protein 3.7 1
Leucine % protein 5.0 1
Lysine % protein 4.6 1
Methionine % protein 2.4 1
Phenylalanine % protein 4.3 1
Tryptophan % protein 0.6 1
Tyrosine % protein 1.6 1
Valine % protein 4.8 1

The asterisk * indicates that the average value was obtained by an equation.

References

Bressani, 1963

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:03

References
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