The Leo Group has been quietly managing the waste created by the farming industry for the last 40 years. In a world where the meat industry is often pilloried, the Leo Group is both a shining example of the high standards that most of the meat industry subscribes to, and also an important voice educating communities about the realities of farming and the countryside, clarifying the need for abattoirs and rendering plants for this important industry.
The farming/meat production industry creates animal by-products in the form of fallen stock and other waste such as blood, bone and feathers. Leo Group through its subsidiaries collects these materials and processes them for re-use in other industries. The rendering process is the means by which these products are transferred from waste to usable, commercially valuable commodities. In the absence of the type of services provided by the Leo Group these materials would not be recycled – they would have to be disposed of at a much greater cost to the environment. The key products that are rendered by Leo Group are meal and purified fat.
For example, Leo Group uses meat and bone meal to create pet food, fertilizer and mink feed. It collects feather meal for onward use in fish feed, and again pet food, fertilizer and mink feed. Due to the high protein content of the meals produced, the fertilizer is of a high quality. Apart from meal, Leo Group produced two different types of purified oil. The first is poultry oil. Poultry oil is used in in the pet food industries and is also used in the oleo chemical and power industries. The second type of oil produced by Leo Group is called Tallow oil. This oil comes from the meat and bones of animals – it has similar uses to poultry oil. There are two standards of both oils produced by Leo Group. Category 1 oil is normally used to be burnt as a fuel source. The higher quality category 3 oil on the other hand, is used as an ingredient in pet foods and cosmetics.
The original founders of Leo Group came from a farming heritage. Respect and understanding of the countryside appears to be a key commitment of the company and its subsidiaries. You can check the Leo Group online profile by following the linked text.