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Carcass Content

Carcass Content

Carcass Content


Does anybody have a general value for the chemical composition of animal carcass waste? (i.e pig, cow, chicken after useful meat has been removed)

Thanks for any help.


RE: Carcass Content


Animal Tankage has been documented to contain 9%N and 6%P, as for micronutrients and other items of value I am not sure. But I do know that if you manufacture the bone and blood (steamed bonemeal, and dried blood meal) the items are much more profitable to organic fertilizer manufacturers. I know of at least one in the Mid-Atlantic region that would likely take all the blood/bone meal you could give them. How much are you dealing with? Also check out this link below, it gives NPK composition for various natural fertilizers:



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