Residual oil in Palm Kernel Cake is extracted via solvent extraction process, the deoiled meal obtained is called as Palm Kernel Meal (PKM). This is light brown in color and free from shell particles. As high-cost involved in the solvent extraction process nonetheless there are only few plants producing PKM in Malaysia which has been found highly acceptable as a cattle feed ingredient. Due to very low lauric oil content in the meal, the incorporation level of PKM in cattle feed can be as high as 100%. Experiments have proved that PKM can be incorporated in chicken feeds up a level of 10% without sacrificing weight gain of chicken.
Currently, most of the MSMD’s PKM distributed in Malaysia and some quantities are being exported to Vietnam, South Korea and Europe.