Herring Meal Processing Systems

Herring Meal is made from herring, a common fish that is caught in the Atlantic. It is not usually made for human consumption. Most herring meal is made into a powder or cake by drying the fish or fish trimmings, usually after the fish has been cooked, and then it is ground down. Herring meal, as well as other fish byproducts, has usually been used to feed poultry, pigs, and other farmed fish.

Herring meal is a more specific type of fishmeal. Fishmeal can be made from almost any type of seafood. However, it is usually made from wild-caught, small marine fish that have a lot of bones and oil. These fish are usually not used for human consumption and are almost always used for industrial purposes.

It takes an enormous amount of fish to create fishmeal. More specifically, it takes nearly 4 to 5 tons of fish to produce 1 ton of fishmeal. For comparison, 6 million tons of fish are harvested each year just for the production of fishmeal.

Herring meal can be processed in a number of ways. The most popular of these techniques uses a combination of cooking, pressing, drying, and grinding. Most of the water and oil from the herring has been removed, and the oil is processed and used for different purposes.

Over one hundred years ago, herring meal and other fishmeal was usually used as fertilizer. Now it is primarily used as a protein supplement in animal feed. Most fishmeal is used to feed pigs, followed by poultry, and then fertilizer.

Herring meal can benefit from rotary drying, size reducing, and material handling. The ONIX Corporation’s processing systems can handle numerous materials and co-products that you may not know what to do with or want a better more effective way to process. We have the ability to work with materials such as, but not limited to, apple pomace, citrus pomace, sludge, alfalfa, bagasse, coffee grounds, sawdust, herring 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 you’re looking for a new solution to process herring to produce herring meal, or something else, it never hurts to give us a call to learn more.

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