Feedstuffs - Protein Sources of Plant Origin

Sunflower Meal

Sunflower Meal

  • Produced by grinding the oil extracted sunflower seeds.
  • High in protein, but low in the amino acid lysine.
  • High fiber content (11-13%) limits its use in monogastric diets.

Average Nutrient Content

  • Crude Protein = 34-41%
  • Lysine = 1.4-2.0%
  • Ruminant TDN = 61%
  • Monogastric ME = 1125 Kcal/lb
Physical Description - brown to brownish-black color with light gray flecks, small particle size, and granular to powdery texture.


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