Utilization of Slaughterhouse Waste Blood
SETU, an NGO based in Deonar, Mumbai has piloted an intervention for use of by-products in the small ruminant value chain. SETU manufactures blood meal from blood, an important by-product of the slaughter process, collected at the slaughterhouse. With permission from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), this pilot intervention is financially and technically supported by the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust and veterinary science colleges respectively. The intervention included providing training to ten youth and to livestock owners, and has contributed to providing a source of income and at the same demonstrating use of a by-product which was previously wasted in the slaughtering process.
Blood meal is used as a supplement in fish and poultry feed and is supplied through the Bombay Veterinary College. It is also supplied as a fertilizer to companies in Palghar and Taloja (Maharashtra). Eighty kilograms of blood yield ~15 kg of blood meal which is sold at Rs 50 per kg and fetches a profit of Rs 10 per kg, thereby reducing the volume of waste and enhancing income. At present, 400 kg of blood meal is being produced per month.
The collected blood is poured into trays.
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