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Sunflower oil cake (OK-Net Ecofeed Practice Abstract)

{Tool} Sunflower oil cake (OK-Net Ecofeed Practice Abstract). Creator(s): Porietti, Lavinia. Issuing Organisation(s): AIAB - Associazione Italiana Agricoltura Biologica. OK-Net Ecofeed Practice Abstract, no. 028. (2020)

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Summary

Oil presses are used for the mechanical extraction of oil from oilseed crops. The procedure to obtain oil cake is as follows:
• The seeds are delivered to the press where they are crushed and squeezed.
• Under pressure, the oil leaks through the press holes and gathers into the oil repository underneath the press.
• The oil is filtered to remove any solids, which are then cleaned of unwanted substances.
• Together with the oil, an oil-rich press cake is produced.
• After the oil cake has been removed from the press, it is cooled down. It can be stored for up to 3 months.
• This procedure is a current processing technique that produces a good quality oil cake (see Table 1).
In terms of feeding, sunflower oil cake plays an important role in monogastric diets due to its high methionine content, similar to soy cake. It has a high fiber content; the well-structured raw fibre has a positive dietary effect on pigs. Its use in the finishing phase has to be limited because of the relatively high proportion of polyphenolic acids (PUFA), which can lead to an undesirable soft fat consistency in the carcass if the dosage is too high.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
What problem does the tool address?:Sunflower oil cake is a high protein and fat feed source for livestock. It is a by-product obtained from the extraction of oil from sunflower seeds. It can be obtained by mechanical pressing resulting in a „cake“ (see Figure 1) containing 15-20 % oil or by solvent, which increases the quantity of oil. In organic farming, oil may only be extracted by mechanical pressing.
The quality of the oil depends on plant characteristics and on the processing.
What solution does the tool offer?:The quality of the product can be increased by first dehulling the seeds. This improves the pressing capacity as well as the oil and meal quality. Mechanical extraction is used by producers of speciality oils and smallholder farmers in both developed and developing countries.
Country:Italy
Type of Practice Tool:Practice abstracts
Keywords:feed processing, handling of harvested feed, sunflower oil cake, oil crops, proteins, animal nutrition
Agrovoc keywords:
Language
Value
URI
English
animal husbandry
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8532
English
feeds
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2843
English
proteins
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_6259
English
oil crops
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_5328
English
animal nutrition
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_27925
English
feed processing
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_16127
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems > Cereals, pulses and oilseeds
Animal husbandry > Feeding and growth
Crop husbandry > Post harvest management and techniques
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net EcoFeed
European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net EcoFeed > OK-Net Ecofeed Tools
Italy > AIAB
H2020 or FP7 Grant Agreement Number:773911
Related Links:https://aiab.it/, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/37801, https://orgprints.org/37801, https://www.facebook.com/organicfarmknowledge/photos/a.341364110046066/672576166924857, https://twitter.com/farm_knowledge/status/1260868109231144963
Project ID:ofk
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:37801
Deposited On:13 May 2020 09:27
Last Modified:16 Feb 2022 12:31
Document Language:English
Status:Published

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