Bovine meat and bone meal is a powdered, semi-defatted product, resulting from the cooking of raw material of bovine origin (consisting mainly of bones, meat, meat scraps and viscera), rich in protein, calcium, phosphorus and fat. The material used in the production is collected from slaughterhouses, which rigorously comply with the rules of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA) . Antioxidants may be used in their composition to prevent the fats from being oxidized.
Due to its nutritional characteristics, it is a product that has advantages in the formulation of feed for animals, allowing a better use in the cost/benefit ratio. Meals of animal origin are an important ingredient in economic, health and nutritional aspects. Its use in the formulation of diets is facilitated by containing amino acids, energy, calcium and phosphorus. Meat and bone meal is marketed in bags, big bags, or in bulk.
- Costs: reduction in feed formulation cost;
- Nutrients: Highly available minerals, high protein levels and diets with higher nutritional levels;
- Palatability: improves the palatability of the feed;
- Safety: it is free of allergenic or anti-nutritional factors.
APPLICATION OF THE PRODUCT
Bovine meat and bone meal is used as an ingredient for the balanced production of animal feeds (poultry, swine, fish, crustaceans and pet foods), an excellent alternative to the use of inorganic sources of phosphorus and calcium, because they are more economical and palatable.
Prohibited use in ruminant feed.