Animal protein products provide valued nutrition for animal feeds. They come from a sustainable resource and because the proteins are easily digested and very pure they produce feeds that are better for the environment. Typical examples are haemoglobin proteins and blood meal in fish feeds and plasma proteins in feeds for piglets.

On land, plasma proteins are welfare-friendly ingredients that help get nutrition exactly right for young piglets. They are rich with quality proteins, containing 70–80 percent protein, and they have vitamins, minerals and sugars. In addition, plasma proteins are tasty and boost the piglets’ health by stimulating natural defence systems. This is very important, especially when the piglets are being weaned off their mother’s milk. Just as with any baby, nutrition must be exactly right to make sure the piglets stay healthy and can thrive, without upsets to their digestion.

The combination of these benefits leads to piglets that are healthy, contented and are growing well.

In fish feeds, haemoglobin proteins and blood meal bring a remarkable protein content of 90 percent or more, with high levels of essential amino acids, and they are a rich source of iron. They contribute to creating the healthy nutrition fish is farmed for. Also, these natural ingredients have a very low content of minerals such as phosphorus, making feeds that are better for the environment, and they are virtually free of unwanted substances such as dioxins, PCBs and heavy metals.

Haemoglobin proteins and blood meal are helping the aquaculture industry grow to meet the increasing demand for fish. They come from a sustainable resource and supplement the important but finite supply of fishmeal and fish oil used in fish feeds.

Haemoglobin proteins and blood meal in fish feeds help to develop a more environmentally responsible and ecologically sustainable aquaculture. 

The use of animal protein products in feed is an excellent way of retaining the value from by-products of the meat processing industry that otherwise would be treated as less valuable applications.

All animal protein products are meeting the strictest food safety standards. 

For product specifications, functionalities and technicalities please have a look at the websites of EAPA members.