A blood meal is a protein-source feed material for livestock. Protein is the most-contained nutrient in blood meal, along with fat and ash. Blood meal can be served to various livestock (ruminants, cattle, sheep, swine, poultry, and broiler)
A blood meal is collected from the cattle slaughterhouses. A blood meal is then dried so that it can be handled easily. Prior to drying, blood meal can be coagulated to remove the water content firsthand and need to be stored. However, blood meal needs to be processed after the slaughter as soon as possible. The blood meal is dried to not more than 10 - 12 % moisture. The drying will neither negate nor affect the quality of nutrition within.