• Country Origin: India
IMAGE 1- BUFFALO MEAT India is having largest livestock population including Buffaloes, Sheep & Goats, Pigs and Poultry, which are generally used for production of meat products. India has about 3600 slaughter houses, there are live modern abattoirs and one integrated abattoir meat processing plant for slaughtering buffaloes for exports and domestic consumption. There are 24 meat processing plants including 13 are hundred percent export oriented units who are mainly engaged in export of meat products. In the last one-year three new export oriented units of buffalo meat processing have been approved and are reportedly under implementation. In addition, there are few animal casing units engaged in collecting cleaning, grading and exporting sheep and goat and cattle guts . / IMAGE 2- SHEEP & GOAT MEAT Goats - Sheep constitute a very important species of livestock in India, mainly on account of their short generation intervals, higher rates of prolificacy, and the ease with which the goats as also their products can be marketed. They are considered to be very important for their contribution to the development of rural zones and people. The local initiatives to promote quality labels and innovative products for cheeses, meat and fibres could help goats in keeping a role for sustainable development in an eco-friendly environment all over the world. However, the future of the goat and sheep industry as a significant economic activity will also be very dependent on the standards of living in the countries where there is a market for the goat products. / IMAGE 3- OTHER MEAT Other Meat constitutes a very important species of livestock in India. They are considered to be very important for their contribution to the development of rural zones and people. The local initiatives to promote quality labels and innovative products for cheeses, meat and fibres could help Swine/Pigs, Rabbits, Horse, Camel, Primates etc in keeping a role for sustainable development in an eco-friendly environment all over the world. / IMAGE 4- PROCESSED MEAT The total processing capacity in India is over 1 million tons per annum, of which 40-50 percent is utilized. India exports about 18,95,497.05 tons of Animal Products, mostly buffalo meat. Indian buffalo meat is witnessing strong demand in international markets due to its lean character and near organic nature. Unlike cow slaughter, there is no social taboo in killing buffalo for meat. Goat and lamb meat are relatively small segments where local demand is outstripping supply. / IMAGE 5- Poultry is one of the fastest growing segments of the agricultural sector in India today. While the production of agricultural crops has been rising at a rate of 1.5 to 2 percent per annum, that of eggs and broilers has been rising at a rate of 8 to 10 percent per annum. As a result, India is now the world's fifth largest egg producer and the eighteenth largest producer of broilers. The Potential in the sector is due to a combination of factors - growth in per capita income, a growing urban population and falling real poultry prices. Poultry meat is the fastest growing component of global meat demand, and India, the world's second largest developing country, is experiencing rapid growth in its poultry sector. In India, poultry sector growth is being driven by rising incomes and a rapidly expanding middle class, together with the emergence of vertically integrated poultry producers that have reduced consumer prices by lowering production and marketing costs. Integrated production, market transition from live birds to chilled and frozen products, and policies that ensure supplies of competitively priced corn and soybeans are keys to future poultry industry growth in India. There are number of small poultry dressing plants in the country. These plants are producing dressed chickens. In addition to these plants, there are five modern integrated poultry processing plants producing dressed chicken, chicken cut parts and other chicken products. These plants will manufacture egg powder and frozen egg-yolk for export. / IMAGE 6- ANIMAL CASINGS India, being a country with numerous states and vast area , has resources for production of animal casings of high quality with excellent calibration and shining colour . This makes India one of the major exporter of animal casing in the world. Animal products including the products or animal casing like Bladders & Stomachs of Animals, Casings of Other animals, Cattle Casings, Guts for Animal Casings, Sheep Casings / IMAGE 7- DAIRY PRODUCTS India now has indisputably the world's biggest dairy industry—in terms of milk production; last year India produced close to 146.31 million tonnes of milk, 50% more than the US and three times as much as the much-heralded new growth champ, China. Appropriately, India also produces the biggest directory or encyclopaedia of any world dairy industry. The dairy sector in the India has shown remarkable development in the past decade and India has now become one of the largest producers of milk and value-added milk products in the world / IMAGE 8- NATURAL HONEY Honey and beekeeping have a long history in India. Honey was the first sweet food tasted by the ancient Indian inhabiting rock shelters and forests. The raw materials for the beekeeping industry are mainly pollen and nectar that come from flowering plants. Both the natural and cultivated vegetation in India constitute an immense potential for development of beekeeping. About 500 flowering plant species, both wild and cultivated, are useful as major or minor sources of nectar and pollen. There are at least four species of true honey bees and three species of the stingless bees. Several sub-species and races of these are known to exist. In recent years the exotic honey bee has been introduced. Together these represent a wide variety of bee fauna that can be utilized for the development of honey industry in the country. There are several types of indigenous and traditional hives including logs, clay pots, wall niches, baskets and boxes of different sizes and shapes. / IMAGE 9- CASEINS Casein is the main protein found in milk and contains 21 amino acids. Acid Casein is produced by controlled acid precipitation from skim milk. It is insoluble in water, completely soluble in alkali and heat stable. / IMAGE 10- ALBUMIN The albumins are a family of globular proteins, the most common of which is serum albumin. The albumin family consists of all proteins that are water-soluble, are moderately soluble in concentrated salt solutions, and experience heat denaturation. Albumins are commonly found in blood plasma, and are unique from other blood proteins in that they are not glycosylated. Substances containing albumins, such as egg white, milk are called albuminoids.