Croton seedcake, the other source of protein for poultry

Croton nut is traditionally underused despite the rapid growing market demand in East Africa for its products like biofuel, animal feeds and fertiliser. FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Croton nut is traditionally underused despite the rapid growing market demand in East Africa for its products like biofuel, animal feeds and fertiliser.
  • Croton seedcake offers several key advantages to traditional poultry feeds. It is a high-protein source for poultry growth, it is locally produced in a zero-waste manufacturing process, and it is an affordable and sustainable alternative to traditional protein sources.
  • Unlike much of the seedcake produced from other ground nuts, which are highly susceptible to mould growth, croton seedcake ensures the safest quality feed for your poultry.
  • Croton seedcake offers several environmental benefits as well. For instance, Eco Fuels has a zero-waste manufacturing process, where every part of the croton nut is used.

Protein is a key component in animal feeds, with the annual shortfall being thousands of tonnes due to reliance on ingredients like maize germ, wheat bran, sunflower and fishmeal.

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