Palm Kernel Expeller (PKE)

We are premium suppliers of Palm Kernel Expeller (PKE) or Palm Kernel Meal (PKM) is a by-product from the extraction of oil from the kernel of the palm seeds of the oil palm, Elaeis guineensis. The kernels are found inside the shell of the fruit after the flesh has been stripped away. PKE is the mashed solid part of the seed kernels left remaining after oil extraction, which involves many stages.


Nutrition Analysis
Dry Matter        90%
Protein             17%
Energy (ME)    17.5 MJ/KG DM
Crude Fibre     17.5%
Fat                   8%


Palm kernel meal is an important feed ingredient and the by-product of the oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.). This palm tree is
cultivated for its oils rich in highly saturated vegetable fats: the palm oil, extracted from the fruit flesh; and the palm kernel oil,
extracted from the fruit kernel. Palm oil is both a major staple oil (a "poor man’s cooking oil", common in South-East Asia and
tropical Africa) and an indispensable ingredient for the food industry (Prabhakaran Nair, 2010). It has also numerous non-food
applications, including as a feedstock for biodiesel. Palm kernel oil, which is semi-solid at room temperature, is economically
less important. The demand for palm oil, fueled by the growth of the Chinese and Indian economies, has been growing rapidly
since the 1990s. Palm oil production doubled between 1996 and 2005 and increased yearly by 10% during the 2000s. Palm oil
overtook soybean oil in 2004 to be the world’s leading vegetable oil (45 million t in 2010). The production of palm kernel oil,
while less important (5.6 million t in 2010) overtook that of groundnut oil in 2007


Feeding recommendations

Requirements will differ depending on the current diet. As a guide, if feeding PKE, you should introduce slowly to adult dairy cows at 500g per cow per day, increasing to a maximum of 6kg per cow per day.


Store in a dry area and ensure all precautions are taken to store away from bird and rodent infestation.

Palm Kernel Expeller (PKE)