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Making Better Use of the 5th Quarter

by 5m Editor
15 July 2010, at 12:28am

UK - A major conference is being organised aimed at improving environmentally friendly and profitable usage of the 'fifth quarter'.

The event is organised by EBLEX, BPEX and the Food Chain and Biomass Renewables Association (FABRA) and takes place in Warwickshire on Wednesday 8 September.

The main topics being covered at the event are:

  • Seizing market opportunities for offal
  • Processing of edible co-products
  • Environmental impact of animal co- and by-products
  • Current research in the area

The audience will include abattoir operators, by-product and co-product processors and allied industries.

The conference will include all parts of the fifth quarter of cattle, sheep and pigs including offal, blood, bones, hides and skins and casings.

The conference will be chaired by EBLEX Chairman, John Cross, and will include nine speakers.

Head of Exports for EBLEX and BPEX, Jean-Pierre Garnier, said: "For the first time we are trying to link all elements of the chain from on-farm factors, processing quality, exports sales as well as minimising the environmental impact of these activities.

"We have created a National Meat Waste Task Force to take forward this vital agenda for the whole livestock sector and this conference is an important stage in this development."

For further information, contact Helen Strider at: [email protected].