Feedstuffs - Protein Sources of Plant Origin

Peanut Meal

Peanut Meal

  • Produced by grinding the oil extracted peanut kernels.
  • Highly palatable and high in protein.
  • Protein is somewhat low in digestibility due to tannins found in the skin, and has poor amino acid balance.
  • Somewhat susceptible to aflatoxin contamination.

Average Nutrient Content

  • Crude Protein = 45-48%
  • Lysine = 1.5-1.8%
  • Ruminant TDN = 73%
  • Monogastric ME = 1250 Kcal/lb
Physical Description - light brown to brown color, and a granular to powdery texture.

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