Sunflower meal (SFM)
is one of protein source for animal feed. It is by-product of sunflower oil industry. It has been produced by crushing sunflower seed for oil. The nutrient content of SFM will be different depending on several factors. The differences of SFM nutrient happened due to oil content in material, Processing methode, and efficiency of oil extraction. There are two method for extracting oil of the sunflower. Solvent method to extract the sunflower will be resulted higher concentrations of protein and lower concentrations of oil and fiber compared with mechanical process.
SFM is an excellent livestock feed, especially for ruminants since it have slow degraded protein which important for ruminants. SFM can be provided nitrogen required by rumen
microbes in the rumen.
- SFM is a good protein source for growing and finishing cattle due to lower price
- compared to soybean meal
- SFM can be substitude soybean meal in ruminan feed
- Aplicable for swine if containing lower fiber
- SFM are containing high Methionine which important for animal prodcuction and