Cotton Seed Meal


Cottonseed meal is a by-product from the oil extraction of cottonseed. It is a medium quality protein meal that can be fed to all animals.
Cottonseed meal in Australia is of two types depending on the process of oil extraction – pressed/expeller cottonseed meal and pre-press solvent extracted meal. Solvent extraction meal is the more common of the two types.
Cottonseed meal contains a number of harmful substances, the most important of which are gossypol and the cyclopropenoids. These substances, if ingested in large enough quantities over a period, can affect livestock performance. Both meals vary in their gossypol content, with the expeller meal containing approximately 0.07% and the solvent extracted meal 0.05%.
Solvent extracted cottonseed meal contains a maximum level of gossypol (both bound and free forms) of 0.1%. The level of gossypol in the free form is the concern when feeding to animals. However, the meal can be fed only to adult ruminants.
The compound is highly toxic to monogastrics and even sometimes to calves.

Product description
Cottonseed meal is a by-product from the oil extraction of cottonseed. It is a medium quality protein meal.

Cottonseed meal in Australia is of two types depending on the process of oil extraction. Pressed/expeller cottonseed meal and pre-press solvent extracted meal.

The following information refers to the solvent extracted cottonseed meal, which is the more common of the two types.

Cottonseed meal contains a number of harmful substances, the most important of which are gossypol and the cyclopropenoids. These substances, if ingested in large enough quantities over a period, can affect livestock performance. Both meals vary in their gossypol content, with the expeller meal containing approximately 0.07% and the solvent extracted meal 0.05%. Solvent extracted cottonseed meal contains a maximum level of gossypol (both bound and free forms) of 0.1%.
The level of gossypol in the free form is the concern when feeding to animals.

Directions for use
The amount of cottonseed that can be included in diets for pigs and poultry is dependent on the level of gossypol and cyclopropenoids present in the meal. Pigs and poultry can be fed diets containing up to 0.01% free gossypol with safety and without fear of gossypol toxicity.

Typical nutritional analysis

Protein % (Min) 43.00%
Calcium % (Min) 0.20%
Phosphorus % (Min) 1.00%
Fibre % (Min) 10.00%
Fat % (Min) 1.00%
ME Poultry MJ/kg (Min) 10
ME Ruminant MJ/kg (Min) 12
DE Horse MJ/kg (Min) 11.46
DE Pig MJ/kg (Min) 11

 

Suggested maximum inclusion rates in total ration fed

Cattle : 20.00%
Pigs : 10.00%
Poultry
Broiler : 10.00%
Layer : 5.00%
Sheep: 10.00%
Horses : 10.00%

As all feeding systems and requirements are different, it is recommended you seek the advice of a nutritionist to best develop a suitable feeding program for your requirements and feeding rations.

Storage
Cool, shaded, dry conditions, away from vermin.

Best before
Six months from the date of manufacture.

* Nutritional values are a guide and average values only. Values will vary dependent on genetics, environment, management systems, storage and climatic conditions.