Factory produces animal nutrition ingredients made from the chilled adult bovine blood
Sao Paulo, June 28, 2018 – JBS is moving ahead with its strategy to develop innovative solutions for its operations. This is why the Company has invested in setting up JBS Feed Solutions, which has just been authorized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA) to begin selling high added value products at its first unit, located in Campo Grande (MS).
The new plant produces powdered plasma and blood products made from the chilled adult bovine blood. These highly nutritional materials are used as ingredients to make pig and poultry feed. The unit, which occupies 4 thousand m2, is one of the most modern in the world and will supply 100% of the requirements from the Company’s own units.
“With this authorization, we will start marketing and expect to process around 4 million liters of chilled bovine blood per month by September of this year. We also expect to serve 100% of Seara’s requirements by October 2018”, said José Flávio De Toledo Usó, director of the FeedSolutions industrial plant.
The plant will be able to produce around 550 tons of powdered blood products and 200 tons of powdered plasma a month. These products make up between 3% and 6% of animal feed. Over the past two years, JBS has invested R$ 45 million in setting the company up as part of the JBS New Business structure.
Mato Grosso do Sul was chosen as the site for the first JBS Feed Solutions unit because the state is responsible for producing a large proportion of Brazil’s beef and consequently generates a large volume of inputs. 38% of slaughtered cattle represents byproducts – included powdered plasma and blood products.
JBS is one of the world’s leading food industry companies with approximately 230 thousand employees in over 20 countries. The Company owns a portfolio of brands that are acknowledged for their excellence and innovation, including Friboi, Moy Park, Pilgrim’s Pride, Primo, Seara, Swift, Gold’n Plump and others, serving over 350,000 customers of more than 150 nationalities worldwide. The company’s focus on innovation also reflects its management approach to related businesses in areas such as leather, biodiesel, collagen, personal hygiene and cleaning products, natural wrappings, solid waste management solutions, metal packaging and transportation. JBS has adopted best sustainability practices throughout its value chain and constantly monitors its suppliers using satellite imagery, georeferenced maps of supplier farms and monitors official data from government agencies; the company also focuses on the highest possible food safety and quality standards. The success of JBS’s operations is closely tied to our Animal welfare practices, which are rigorously applied and have received an increasing share of investments to further improve the Company’s efforts in this area, in line with best practices.
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