|Oil & Albuminoids||40% min|
|Sand silica||2.5% max|
|Dry matter %||91|
|Total crude protein||39.00%|
|Digestible crude protein||32.00%|
|Essential Amino acids|
Cottonseed meal is a high protein by-product from the extraction of oil from whole cottonseed. There are two different processing methods used to extract the oil from the cottonseed, and they differ in the amount of oil (fat) they leave in the meal. The amount of oil left in the meal affects its energy value.
Cottonseed meal contains gossypol. Under typical conditions, though, even high-producing cows will not consume enough cottonseed meal to suffer from gossypol toxicity.
Cottonseed meal is used as a protein supplement and can replace all of the soybean meal in the ration.