Sunflower Meal

sun-flower-pulp-side-621x310Sunflowers (Helianthus annus) are grown throughout Australia for production of seed for oil extraction. Sunflower meal is produced with the oil extraction of the seeds.
While the type of processing can influence the nutritive quality of the meal produced, only one type of processing, pre-press solvent extraction, is essentially used in Australia.
The number of different quality sunflower meals currently available is related to the amount of hull retained in the meal after processing.
Sunflower meal can be included in the diets of pigs, poultry, cattle and horses of all ages. Its use is limited by its relatively low lysine availability. Its main advantage is as a good source of linoleic acid.


TYPICAL NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS

PROTEIN Min   28 %
CALCIUM Min 0.40 %
PHOSPHORUS Min 0.92   %
FIBRE Min   22 %
ME POULTRY 5.65 MJ/Jg
ME RUMINANT 10 MJ/Kg
DE HORSE 10.83 MJ/Kg
DE PIG 9 MJ/Kg