Blood Meal Processing Systems
Learn how The ONIX Corporation’s dehydration systems can help process blood meal from animal by-products.
Blood meal is a dry powder made from blood and is used as a fertilizer because of its high nitrogen content. Sometimes it is also used as a high protein animal feed. Blood meal is one of the highest non-synthetic sources of nitrogen. It primarily comes from the blood of cattle or hogs as a slaughterhouse co-product.
As stated previously, blood meal can be used as a livestock dietary supplement. It helps to provide cattle, fish, and poultry with lysine. It’s usually mixed with molasses before being given to the animals.
Blood meal, as well as many other animal by-products, is permitted in certified organic production as a fertilizer, but they cannot be fed to organic livestock. Besides being used as an organic fertilizer or dietary supplement, it is sometimes used as a composting activator. Occasionally it can act as a deterrent and be spread on gardens to deter pest animals, such as rabbits, to keep them away from crop they may want to feed on.
Before blood can be used for its high nitrogen content, it must be processed. It is usually processed by drying, and is then referred to as blood meal. The ONIX Corporation has it in their ability to process numerous co-products to fit your company or industry needs. Our processing systems can handle numerous materials and co-products that you may not know what to do with. We have the ability to work with materials such as, but not limited to, apple pomace, citrus pomace, sludge, alfalfa, bagasse, coffee grounds, sawdust, blood meal and much more. Our equipment is engineered to fit your specific needs. If you feel that The ONIX Corporation may be of assistance to you, please don’t hesitate to research more about our alternative fuel systems, including rotary drum dryers and material handling solutions. Whether dealing with animal co-products and drying blood to become blood meal is the solution you are looking for, or something else, it never hurts to give us a call to learn more.
Learn more about our Rotary Drum Drying Systems and how they can help with processing blood meal.