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Paper ID: 136

Effect of Organic Pellet Binder on Physic and Nutrient Quality as an Environmentally friendly Feed Product

R.A. Gopar1,*, S. Maulana1, P.S. Negoro1, H.A. Parastiwi1, W. Negara1 and M.N. Rofiq2

1Research Center for Animal Science, The National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), Indonesia

2Research Center for Sustainable Production System and Life Cycle Assessment, The National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), Indonesia


Environmentally friendly products are currently a concern for the community to consume. The increase in livestock products is also in line with the increasing need for feed. Some chemicals materials used in producing feed products have been prohibited from being used. Feed binder in the form of organic pellets is one of the solutions to replace these non-organic materials. Molasses and bentonite are organic pellet binders whose dosages used to be tested on the quality of pellet feed. The parameter of physic quality pellet such as hardness, durability, friction and density would be related to nutrient composition of pellet. Main nutrient component such as pellet water concentration, ash, protein, fat and fiber concentration would be different between different pellet binder treatment. Doses 2 percent and 5 percent for different pellet binder are designed for factorial experimental design research. Organic binder for 5% molasses and 5% bentonite are optimum doses because of less crushed pellet after hardness test. The doses 5% of Molasses as pellet binder has highest pellet durability index (93.40%). Using organic pellet binder molasses and bentonite is better for produce good quality of pellet feed which is environmentally friendly.

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