Feather meal

Feather meal is produced from feathers obtained after poultry slaughtering. Feathers are the by-product from the processing of broilers, turkey, ducks, and other poultry. The material is cooked, pressed, and ground into a meal. Feather meal is also hydrolyzed to increase the digestion level. The final product is a light brown loose powder.  

The production of feather meal is an environmentally friendly process as it utilizes large amounts of otherwise redundant feathers. 

 

Applications

Feather meal is used as an ingredient in animal feed for pet food, swine, fish, and non-ruminant species.  

Range of meal offered by Foodcom

 

  • Poultry Blood Meal 88%
  • Mixed Blood Meal 90% 
  • Fish Meal 71% 
  • Meat and Bone Meal
  • Duck meal
  • Turkey Meal
  • Feather meal 

Technical aspects 

Hydrolyzed feather meal has high levels of protein, a beneficial amino acid profile, and is easily digestible. It is rich in calcium and phosphorus as well as keratin – a protein characterized by high stability and low solubility. Supplementing the poultry diet with feather meal increases general performance, feed intake, protein and nutrient absorption, and body weight gain. In the duck diet, the product also increases feather weight. In the aquaculture diet, feather meal supplementation improves fish performance and enhances protein intake.  

 

Physico-chemical analysis

Protein – 87% 

Moisture – 8% 

Fat – 6%

Ash – 4% 

 

Shelf life

The shelf life of feather meal is 12 months. The product should be stored in a clean, dry warehouse away from direct sunlight. 

 

Packaging 

Foodcom supplies feather meal available in bulk or big bags. 

 

Why choose Foodcom as a European Animal Feed Additive Provider?

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