Citrus Pulp Pellet (CPP)
Super High Quality, Brazilian Orange, Pulp and Peel Pellets—high in Calcium and Vitamin C, rich in Fiber and Omega, and full of main nutrients crucial for premium milk and beef. Our CPPs are one of the most desirable energy feeds, and as a general rule, at least 30-40 % of the ground snapped corn in a dairy ration can be effectively replaced by dried citrus pulp or pellets due to its high levels fiber and other benefits to the health of the dairy cattle and other livestock. Therefore, better milk, meat, and a healthier animal.
CPP has been a daily feed ration in Brazil for over 20 years, given that 70% of the global citrus comes from Brazil. Europe is the second primary importer of large quantities of CPP for the cattle and dairy industries. Today, CPP is becoming very popular in Asia.
Description: Orange citrus pulp is the dried residue of peel, pulp and seeds of the oranges used for making orange juice. Typically, 45% of the orange is used for juice, 50% for making CPP, and the remaining 5% is used for other byproducts, such as oils and fragrances. As with most feeds, citrus pulp pellets is dried to a moisture content of approximately 10% to 11%.
Dried Citrus Pulp is second only to corn as a source of concentrated feed nutrients for dairy and beef cattle, and sheep. It is an optimal source of calcium, and fortuitously low in phosphorus and carotene. Based on these data, dried or pelleted citrus pulp is one of the most desirable energy feeds and can be considered in feeding programs as being:
A dry carbohydrate concentrate with high total digestible nutrient (TDN) content averaging about 74 %
A bulk energy feed with a high degree of water absorption
Having an above-average palatability for cattle
Appearance: Mainly brown solid pellets
Aroma: Typical of citrus fruits
Flavour: Typical of citrus fruits--Cows love it!
Moisture: < 12 %
Protein: > 5 %
Fat: > 1.5 %
Fiber: < 14 %
As a general rule, 40 to 45 % of the ground, snapped corn in a dairy ration can optimally be replaced by dried citrus pulp or pellets and provide exceptional results to the final product, and, most importantly, for the health of the animal.
The bran pelletized citrus pulp or citrus peel bran is obtained by treatment of solid waste and liquid remaining juice extraction. Among these are waste bark, seeds and pulp of oranges. This material is 50% of the weight of each fruit and has a moisture content of approximately 82%. After going through the industrialization process where the pulp is crushed and dried until it reaches 12% moisture content, the product is pelletized.
The pelletized citrus pulp meal is mainly used as a supplement for animal feed, especially in livestock. It is well accepted as a feedstock in the feed of cattle herds (dairy and beef). Their use should be restricted to a maximum of 30% of dry matter for each adult animal. No animals and however essential that the farmer consult a veterinarian or agronomist to adapt the citrus pulp the diet of each type of flock.
As this is a product that absorbs moisture, it is very important that the bran is transported and stored in very dry, ventilated and fully covered locations. Otherwise can arise causing microorganisms fermentation and mold. In this case the product cannot be used in the feed composition.
Packaging: Citrus Pulp is available in bulk container and occasionally in 1000 kg bags.