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Cottonseed meal is the by-product of oil extraction from Whole Cottonseeds. It is a valued protein-rich feed, but the protein content varies greatly with the amount of dehulling during and efficiency of the oil extraction process. The protein level can range anywhere from 30% to 50% on a DM basis. Although it contains less lysine and overall protein levels than soybean meal and higher fiber content than SBM, it can be a useful partial substitute for soybean meal in feed rations. The main constraint for using Cottonseed Meal is gossypol content. Typically, cottonseed meal can be used in the feed rations of ruminants, swine, poultry, and fish with no adverse effects from gossypol if used as a partial protein source.
Nutrient, based on 90% DM ValueCrude Protein 47.6%Crude Fat 2.20%Crude Fiber 11.2%Ash 7.50%NDF 24.5%ADF 17.3%Gossypol - total 1.16Gossypol - free 0.14