Kapok oil is yellow and odorless and tastes bland. The fatty acid content is the same as cottonseed oil, while the percentage of linoleic acid is lower. The percentage of oil is about 22-25%. The pressed cake is used as fertilizer because it contains 4-5% Nitrogen and 2% phosphoric acid. The main use of cake is for animal feed, the drawback is that the seed coat is not easily digested. How to overcome the cake is mixed with other food ingredients. Cake contains 13% water, 6% ash, 20% crude fiber, 6% fat, 29% protein and 20% carbohydrates.

Kapok seed meal is a feed ingredient that is less preferred by ruminants, however, its consumption is not significantly different when compared to soybean meal or coconut meal. This is probably because kapok seed cake cannot act as a good odor stimulant because the smell is not sharp. In addition, the taste is almost imperceptible, besides the physical form is a bit hard compared to bran, coconut cake and soybean meal. Therefore, for its administration to ruminants, it should be combined with other ingredients that stimulate the smell and taste (Ariani, 1981).

The way to overcome this situation, the kapok seeds that have not been cleaned are accommodated in a sifter which separates the clean seeds from the fiber mixed with the seeds. The clean seeds are put into press 1, oil and cake 1 are produced. The cake 1 still contains oil, so a second press is carried out. Based on observations of oil content in cake II, it is very low. The oil in pressing I and II is collected and then filtered and the resulting oil is quite clear with a yield of about 11 to 13% (Anonymous, 2008).

Cake II in the form of slabs before entering the milling machine is crushed by pounding it into small slabs, and then milled. The milled cake in the form of flour has a fairly high protein content, reaching 24% (Anonymous, 2008). The high protein content causes the selling price to be quite good, namely Rp. 450,-/kg. Kapok cake flour is widely used by animal feed entrepreneurs. The flour is mixed with other ingredients to obtain an excellent fodder (poultry) ingredient (Anonymous, 2008).

Kapok seed meal contains high crude fiber so it is rarely used as non-ruminant animal feed. If the kapok seed meal is used as feed for ruminants, the obstacles are low palatability and the presence of toxic compounds cyclopropenoic fatty acid. The content of toxic substances from kapok seed cake is very dependent on how the kapok seeds are processed into oil. Cyclopropenoic acid can accumulate in the fat tissue of livestock and will be carried away as human food. Based on the results of Ayuningsih's research (2007), the use of kapok seed meal to a level of 30% in dairy goat concentrate has not had an effect on milk quality and the use of kapok seed meal to a level of 10% in dairy goat concentrate for up to four weeks, is quite safe because it does not cause the presence of cyclopropenoic acid in milk.

Kadirvel, et al. (1984) stated that rations containing 10% kapok seed meal or rations containing 2% kapok seed oil were both highly toxic and when administered to chickens could result in weight loss. Based on the results of research by Hidajati and Siregar (1989) kapok seed cake

can be used up to 20% in heifer concentrate without

affect daily body weight gain, ration consumption and digestibility. Meanwhile, Martawidjaja and Rangkuti (1989), based on the results of their research, stated that giving kapok seed meal to young sheep as much as 100 g/head/day significantly increased body weight, ration consumption and digestibility.