Prospect of Maximising Palm Kernel Cake Utilization for Livestock and Poultry in Malaysia: A Review

A. A Oladokun


The main activity carried out by researchers all over the world is to complement existing idea with a more newer approach, capable to foster a sustainable development without compromising the generation ahead. Palm oil with its scientific name known as Eleis guineensis is one of the oil plant of commercial importance in Malaysia and some other tropical environments. The oil from this precious plant has always conferred many purposes to human life among which are soap making, nutritional benefit, biodiesel, soil fertilization and charcoal. Palm kernel cake as one of the left over product after oil extraction is available abundantly in Malaysia and the co-countries thereby contributing as alternative feed source to lower the cost of energy in animal nutrition.  However, the ability of poultry animals to digest PKC is very limited. This article is therefore mean to describe palm oil plant and reviews the importance of PKC as source of feed ingredients and some of the factors limiting its inclusion level into poultry ration. It equally addresses earlier studies carried out on PKC and suggests possible solutions to improve more on its inclusion rate in livestock and poultry diet.

Keywords: Palm kernel cake, Livestock, poultry, Malaysia

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