Poultry meal is an animal protein, produced from fresh poultry by-products from slaughterhouses. The meal is produced from birds that have been slaughtered for human consumption.
Poultry by-product meal is the ground, rendered, clean parts of the carcass of slaughtered poultry such as necks, heads, feet, undeveloped eggs, gizzards and intestines (provided their content is removed), exclusive of feathers. This meal is produced by carefully heating and drying the poultry by-products.
Poultry by-product meal is a palatable and high-quality feed ingredient due its content in essential amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals, and in addition to its use in livestock, it is in high demand from the animal feed industries. Poultry by-product meal is golden to medium brown in color with a fresh poultry odor.
- Poultry meal is important as an undegraded protein in ruminants with high digestibility, and high palatability than soybean meal
- High digestible amino acid such as Lysine compared to soybean meal
- It contains the best amino acid profile including minerals such as calcium and phosphorus
- The meal is used as a protein source for pet food, aqua feed and fur feed.