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Cooper Farms ventures into pet meals with turkey components

Cooper Farms, a family-owned and -operated, vertically built-in farm primarily based in Ohio, now affords human-grade turkey components for pet meals.

The corporate’s components are sourced from turkeys raised by household farmers who provide Cooper Farms with sustainable sourced protein, which pet meals producers and their clients have come to demand, stated Lynn DeArmond, new enterprise improvement supervisor.

“Cooper Farms’ enterprise into pet meals ingredient gross sales started about 5 years in the past,” stated DeArmond. “We had a significant pet meals producer contact us in search of somebody who would produce components to their specs and nearly instantly, we discovered a distinct segment market different suppliers weren’t filling with a giblet mix.”

Distinctive merchandise from custom-designed tools

The shopper was in search of pure proportions of livers, hearts and gizzards, however couldn’t supply gizzards with out overseas materials. Gross sales introduced the problem to the Cooper Farms engineering and fabrication workforce and inside days, the group had designed tools able to splitting the gizzard open and cleansing it earlier than it merges with the hearts and livers to be floor right into a pure proportion mix.

“Listening to the shopper has enabled Cooper Farms to supply some distinctive merchandise reminiscent of bone cake and bone residue,” stated DeArmond. “I like to process our analysis and improvement division with a buyer’s request as they’re at all times as much as the problem.”

Merchandise now accessible embody:

  • Mechanically separated turkey (MST)
  • Gibs (giblets) — hearts and livers
  • Thigh trim
  • Boneless, skinless wing meat
  • Turkey pores and skin
  • Neck meat
  • Breast meat
  • Tendon straps

Product usually leaves Cooper Farms recent in 2,000-pound combos. If a buyer’s specs require frozen, Cooper Farms will ship it to a companion facility to be frozen earlier than sending on to the shopper.



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