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Cotton Seed Meal is the byproduct remaining after cotton is ginned and the seeds crushed and the oil extracted.
Cotton Seed Meal is a high protein by-product from the extraction of oil from whole cottonseed. There are two different processing methods used to extract the oil from the cottonseed, and they differ in the amount of oil (fat) they leave in the meal. The amount of oil left in the meal affects its energy value.
It's produced from Decorticated cottonseed, after series of preparatory physical processes followed by multi stage extraction of Oil, under hygienically controlled conditions.
* Cotton Seed Meal is one of the best protein supplements for dairy cows, Buffaloes and sheeps. It has been highly recommended for incorporation in the formulated Animal feed so as to function as a bypass protein to raise the milk yield.
* Cotton Seed Meal rich in protein is an excellent raw material for poultry feed, fish feed & fertilizers though Lysine is the limiting amino acid.
Cotton Linters are fine, silky fibers which adhere to the seeds of the cotton plant after ginning. This environment-friendly alternative can replace the use of wood and other precious natural resources while making paper, viscose and other products.
In India, linter is available in the First Cut and the Second Cut variety – depending on the process of extraction. First Cut has a longer fibre length than the Second Cut and is extracted with the aid of sophisticated ginning machines. The process involves super cleaning of raw cotton where fibres are extracted and baled. Alternatively, linter is passed through the de-linting machine – where the First Cut larger fibres are obtained. When passed for the second time to extract the remaining short fibres, it is called the Second Cut.
* Cotton Linters First Cut consists of longer, more resilient fibres and is used in a number of nonwoven products. Second Cuts are made up of short fibres to produce high grade bond paper and as a source of cellulose in the chemical industry.
* Cotton Linters First cut linters are linters of the highest grade with more resilience and length, and are used in manufacturing non-chemical products, such as medical supplies, twine, and candle wicks. Second-cut linters (short fibres or fuzz), removed in further delinting steps, are incorporated in chemical products, found in various foods, toiletries, film, and paper. These are valued for their bulk and purity and used for archival papers and other securities. They are processed into batting for padding mattresses, furniture and automobile cushions. As a refined product, cotton linter also has medical, cosmetic and other uses.
Cotton Seed Hulls are the outer covering of the cottonseed and are separated from the kernel prior to the oil extraction process & its represent almost 30% of the cottonseed. They are rich in nutrients and fibers and can be used as a part of cattle feed.
* Cotton Seed Hulls are excellent roughages and have strong application in cleaning of oil pipelines.
* Cotton Seed Hulls is also found to be favored fertilizer for Mushrooms.
* Cotton Seed Hulls contain 3-8% highly digestible cotton linters (nearly 100% cellulose). Cottonseed hulls are exceptional roughage with a high level of effective fiber & are very palatable. They are commonly used in feedlot and dairy ratios since they require no grinding and mix well with other feed ingredients.
* They can be pelleted for ease of handling and to lower transportation cost. Cottonseed hulls are comparable in nutritive value to good quality grass hay and are valuable digestive aides to concentrate ratios.
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