Category 3 - Animal by-products

Animal by-products (ABP) include materials and products mainly obtained from the slaughtering of animals for human consumption. Category 3 materials are considered low risk meaning that they do not provide a direct threat to humans or animals. However, they are not fit for human consumption and are mainly used as animal feed ingredients. Animal by-products are a great source of important nutrients for livestock in an easily digestible form. The content of high-quality proteins, essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals as well as fats and carbohydrates make ABP an economical and acclaimed additive in the feed industry. Recycling those products into animal forage can bring major benefits to the economics of livestock.


Animal fat 

Animal Fat is obtained from the collected wastes and by-products that undergo the process of sterilization, cooking, draining, and pressing. It may also be centrifuged to eliminate any foreign material. Animal fat is characterized by high digestibility and palatability. Fat addition to animal forage provides a concentrated energy source and supplies the animal with necessary saturated and unsaturated fatty acids. It also increases feed efficiency, improves performance, and enhances growth.


Fish meal 71%

Fish meal is produced from raw fish or fish trimmings that are later cooked, pressed, dried, and ground into a meal. Fish Meal offered by Foodcom is produced from fish such as Herring and Sprats cultivated in the Baltic Sea. The product is an excellent source of highly digestible protein, essential fatty acids as well as minerals and phospholipids which are responsible for increasing the growth rate and improving production yields. Fish meal is widely used as an ingredient in animal feed for aquaculture, swine, poultry, and pets.

Salmon meal

Salmon meal is obtained from processed salmon trimmings and by-products. The raw material is cooked, dried, pressed, and milled into a meal. It is a highly palatable protein source used commonly in aquaculture feed and pet nutrition. Salmon meal is also characterized by a beneficial amino acid profile to improve animal digestion, immune system, bone development, and crucial metabolic processes. 


Meat and Bone Meal 

Meat and Bone Meal (MBM) is obtained from raw material including animal carcass trimmings, wastes, inedible elements, and deadstock. The material is sterilized at a high temperature, defatted, pressed, and ground into a meal. MBM is commonly used as a highly nutritious ingredient in cattle, swine, and poultry diets. The product is easily digestible, contains high levels of protein and a beneficial amino-acid profile including lysine. It also contains calcium and phosphorus crucial for bone formation, especially in poultry animals.


Mixed Blood meal and Poultry Blood meal

Mixed blood meal is produced from the blood obtained after slaughtering farming animals including poultry and swine while Poultry blood meal only contains poultry blood. The raw material is preserved on-site to avoid coagulation and then sterilized and dried. Mixed blood meal is an excellent source of protein and contains high levels of natural nitrogen, amino acid lysine, vitamins, and minerals. It is highly digestible, cost-efficient, and easily incorporable into different types of forage. The high content of protein in blood meals enhances tissue formation while lysine ensures the proper functioning of enzymatic reactions and carbohydrate metabolism. Mixed Blood Meal and Poultry Blood Meal are commonly used in feed for cattle, swine, aquaculture, and pets.  


Feather meal

Feather meal is produced from raw material obtained after slaughtering broilers, turkey, ducks, and other poultry species. Later it undergoes the process of high-temperature pressure cooking and grinding into a meal. Feather meal is characterized by high protein content and a beneficial amino acid profile containing glycine, cystine, arginine, and phenylalanine. It is also rich in calcium and phosphorus as well as keratin. Feather meal is commonly used in ruminant and swine diets to increase general performance, feed intake, protein and nutrient absorption, and body weight gain. The product is also applied as an organic fertilizer. 


Duck meal

Duck meal is produced from fresh duck by-products or carcass wastes obtained in slaughterhouses. Skin, feathers, feet, heads, and bones are collected and later heated, cooked, dried, pressed, and finely ground. Duck meal is a highly digestible and palatable feed component used mainly for pet food products. The product is rich in protein and contains vitamins A and B3 and other minerals. Duck meal enriches the animal diet with proteins and amino acids for improved bone strength, muscle and tissue development, immunity, and other metabolic processes. 


Turkey meal 

Turkey meal is produced from fresh turkey by-products including offal. The raw material undergoes the process of cooking, dehydration, pressing, and milling. The product is commonly used in pet food diets. Turkey meal is highly palatable and easily digestible. It is also a good source of many nutrients including protein, vitamin A and B12, choline, iron, zinc, potassium, and phosphorus. 


Corn DDGS / Wheat DDGS

Dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) are an important coproduct of ethanol production from grains. After the starch extraction process from plants, the remaining byproduct contains protein, fiber, amino acids, and oils. DDGS are nutritious feed ingredients suitable for diets fed to swine, poultry, dairy cows, cattle, and aquaculture. They supply the animal diet with a high energy source, proteins, fatty acids, and phosphorus. They are characterized by high digestibility and palatability. DDGS also help farmers to decrease ration costs.

Corn DDGS contain a higher antioxidant concentration than corn grain, especially beneficial in swine health. In cow diets, the product is praised for its digestibility and low decomposition rate in the rumen as well as a beneficial amino acid profile and benefits to the cow’s digestive system. Wheat DDGS has a higher content of protein and fiber and lower levels of fat than corn DDGS. In the swine diet, the amino acid content in wheat DDGS contributes to animal growth and carcass quality. Wheat DDGS is recommended for the ruminant diet to ensure the correct dry matter intake and to improve meat quality. 


Foodcom – your entrusted European Partner

Foodcom S.A. offers its partners transparent conditions and competitive prices in animal by-products purchases. Our network of entrusted manufacturers in Europe ensures the highest-quality product and successful business transactions. Foodcom S.A. quality service is confirmed by the BRC Agents & Brokers certificate. 

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