Meat and Bone meal is a mixture of crushed and coarsely ground bones and meat that is used on animal feed. As a slow-release fertilizer, bone meal is primary used as a source of phosphorus.Its saves the use of more expensive proteins like Soya bean meal and Corn by-products (gluten meal), As a result of its high level of essential aminoacids of good digestibility the compound feed containing it, has a higher yielding and is cheaper than the ones deprived of it.
Meat and bone meal (MBM) is a product of the rendering industry.
Meat and bone meal is primarily used in the formulation of animal feed to improve the amino acid profile of the feed. Meat and bone meal is widely used in the United States as a low-cost meat in dog food and cat food.
Meat and bone meal has around two thirds the energy value of fossil fuels such as coal; the UK in particular widely uses meat and bone meal for the generation of renewable electricity.This was particularly prominent after many cattle were slaughtered during the BSE crisis.
Meat and bone meal is increasingly used in cement kilns as an environmentally sustainable replacement for coal.