Understanding rice bran in pig, poultry feeds

Understanding rice bran in pig, poultry feeds

Rice bran is an atypical ingredient: it has excellent nutritive value, but it is undervalued by most nutritionists and the commodities market.

Rice bran is a misnomer, or rather a confusing term because it can encompass a range of rice by-products at variable concentrations. But rice bran it is, and this name has prevailed in literature and commerce. It is a very atypical ingredient: it has excellent nutritive value, but it is undervalued by most nutritionists; it is widely available, but hardly traded in the commodities market. Understanding how rice bran is produced and its problems will help nutritionists seek out this eccentric ingredient and use it in pig and poultry diets with confidence.