Feedstuffs - Protein Sources of Animal Origin

Blood Meal

Blood Meal

  • By-product of the meat packing industry that is produced by grinding dried blood into a meal.
  • Very high in protein, but low in the amino acid isoleucine.
  • Lower in palatability and digestibility than many other protein sources.
  • Good source of ruminant bypass protein, and used in limited amounts in young pig diets.

Average Nutrient Content

  • Crude Protein = 80%
  • Lysine = 7.0%
  • Ruminant TDN = 60%
  • Monogastric ME = 900 Kcal/lb
Physical Description - dark brown to dull red color and a granular to powdery texture.

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