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Efficient Utilisation of Poultry By-Products for Economic Sustainability – The Need of the Hour

Jyotiprabha Mishra, Subhasish Biswas, Nihar Ranjan Sarangi, Rashmi Prabha Mishra, Navin Kumar, Chandrakanta Mishra.


Now there is a huge increase in global demand for different poultry products in India due to its price competitive nature, nutritional value and because, it is free from social restrictions in eating point of view. Due to large number of birds are being slaughtered for the production of variety of poultry meat and meat products, huge quantities of wastes and by-products are generated. These are causing environmental pollution and health hazards, attract flies and harbours multifarious microbes of pathogenic nature. Poultry by-products can act as a source of energy, livestock feed, fertilizer, liming components for soil, collagen, gelatine and calcium. After suitable processing, poultry by-products can be converted into feather meal, hydrolized feather meal and poultry by-product meal. Under utilization of by-products not only lead to loss of potential revenues but also lead to the increasing cost of their disposal. Besides pollution and hazard aspects, poultry meat industry wastes have a potential for recycling raw materials into products of higher value. In this regards this paper reviews the multiple uses of poultry by products for the self sustainability.

Key words: Poultry by-product, rendering, fertiliser, feather meal

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