Post by Ismail AbdulAzeez on Jan 27, 2019 18:36:52 GMT 1
Bone meal is a mixture of finely and coarsely ground animal bones and slaughter-house waste products. It contains protein, ash, fat, and moisture.
Bone meal is also an excellent organic source of calcium.
Bone meal is a product of the rendering industry. It is primarily used in the formulation of animal feed to improve the amino acid profile of the feed. Animal feed are required for the proper development of livestock.
The renewed interest in agriculture has created a large and expanding market for animal feed in Nigeria that is estimated at over four million MT annually.
Bone meal is widely used in the United States as a low-cost meat in
dog food and cat food
Dietary supplements: Bone meal, along with a variety of other meals, is used as a dietary/mineral supplement for livestock.
Fertilizers: It is also used as fertilizer, the N-P-K (Nitrogen-Phosphorus-Potassium) ratio of bone meal can vary greatly, depending on the source.
Investors are beginning to look inward agriculture to explore the good business opportunities. An investor can make money by supplying the bone meal to buyers all across the globe.
The market for animal feeds is large, expanding and sustainable, hence, driving the need for bone meals and the materials can be sourced from abattoirs across Nigeria, processed and packaged and sold to willing, ready and able buyers.
Both local and international buyers are interested in sourcing for quality bone meals.
Depending on the capacity of the investor, the business can be started with between N50,000 – N500,000.