Companies that deal with animal-related activities deal with various types of animal by-products, which are briefly referred to as ABP. We call them animal materials that are not meant to be eaten, or people just don’t eat them. What exactly do we include and how should we deal with them?
What exactly do we count as waste of animal origin?
The concept of waste of animal origin is very broad. These include, among others, elements of animals or their parts. Slaughterhouses or cutting and processing plants mainly deal with such waste, because they are elements that arise as a result of the slaughter of animals.
Companies that deal with the transport of animal waste often also collect dead farm animals, skins, hooves or horns.
The discussed waste also includes manure from farm animals, hunting trophies and catering waste that comes from mass catering establishments. There are 3 categories of such animal by-products, and those from category 3, i.e. from animals that do not show any disease symptoms, are allowed to be used.
What can the by-products be used for?
It is worth knowing that many animal by-products can be used. We are talking here, for example, about fishmeal, which is suitable for the preparation of high-protein food for fish and some fur animals.
Depending on what products we are dealing with, they can be a raw material for use as organic fertilizers, soil improvers, cosmetics or medical devices. In addition, it is also worth mentioning various types of leather and wool products.