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Corn Gluten Meal (CGM) is a by-product of corn wet milling pro-cess and corn starch production. CGM is a protein-rich feed, containing about 65% crude protein (DM), used as a source of protein, energy and pigments for livestock species including fish. It is also valued in pet food for its high protein digestibility. The product is golden yellow in color; and fine granular in its physical appearance. Due to its high protein content, CGM is mostly used as a source of protein as a potential alternative to other plant or animal-based proteins, such as Soybean Meal, Meat and Bone Meal and Fish Meal. CGM is also a source of energy, due to its high gross energy (23.1 MJ/kg DM) coupled with high energy digestibility (> 90% in ruminants and pigs). CGM is particularly rich in yellow xanthophyll (between 200 and 500 mg/kg DM) that are useful for pigmentation in poultry.
Nutrient, based on 90% DM ValueCrude Protein 67.2 %Crude Fiber 1.2 %Crude Fat 2.9 %Ash 2.1 %Neutral Detergent Fiber 4.1 %Acid Detergent Fiber 1.6 %Lignin 0.3 %Starch (polarimetry) 17.6 %