EXTRUDED CAKE – AN INDISPENSABLE INGREDIENT IN ANY FEED
Extruded rapeseed cake is a high-protein feed component that is produced when rapeseed oil is pressed using appropriately selected physical parameters, i.e. pressure and temperature. The feed component formed by this process contains highly digestible proteins and rapeseed oil, exceptionally rich in EFAs (essential fatty acids ) i.e. Omega 3 and Omega 6. Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids must be supplied to animals through their feed, since the mammalian metabolism does not have the enzyme systems to produce them. The Omega 3 and 6 acids contained in Wilmar extruded rapeseed cake show health-promoting and anti-inflammatory effects, hence, increasing animal productivity. The rapeseed oil contained in the extruded rapeseed cake additionally contains active substances, i.e. tocopherols, phytosterols, polyphenols, which protect the body from free radicals and from oxidative stress. Wilmar uses an innovative extrusion method with a multiple Maillard reaction effect. The manufacturing process is free of chemical additives, including chemical solvents like hexane. It is environmentally friendly, and the resulting rapeseed cake is widely used in feeds, including GMO-free feeds. Utilizing our extruded cake as feed supplement guarantees the provision of adequate nutritional values for livestock, which allows making full use of the genetic potential of production animals, as well as enhancing their productivity and production efficiency.
Extruded rapeseed cake contains a better amino acid profile and higher levels of methionine compared to GMO high-protein soybean pellets – which is very important for protein production in milk.
The higher levels of methionine in extruded rapeseed cake are also very effective in poultry production for the production of chicken and turkey broilers and table eggs.Using extruded rapeseed cake as feed supplement also has a beneficial effect on the reproductive system of breeding herds in reproductive animals, increasing their viability and reducing herd selection.