ICECRD INFO – Coconut pulp as a by-product of processing virgin coconut oil (VCO) has a relatively high crude protein content of 11.35% with crude fat content of 23.36%. Protein is one of the most important components in feed so that the high protein content in coconut pulp is an advantage to be processed into feed. However, high fat is an obstacle in the processing of coconut pulp which will be processed into feed because it will affect the quality of the feed produced, especially in affecting the shelf life and digestibility of the feed.
The use of fermented coconut dregs in poultry rations, especially native chickens, is very possible to be applied because native chickens are more tolerant of crude fiber rations. Several studies have been conducted to examine the performance of poultry production using fermented coconut dregs as feed ingredients in the ration. The efficiency of broiler rations using fermented coconut dregs is better than unfermented coconut dregs. (Anjas)
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