Products of the Meat Processing Industry

The meat processing sector produces a wide range of products.

Abattoirs produce:

  • whole carcases
  • forequarters and hindquarters of beef
  • legs, middles and shoulders of pork
  • trunks and legs of lamb and mutton
  • edible offal such as hearts, kidneys, livers and brains
  • hides and pelts for making leather
  • rendered or cooked meat waste, used to produce stock feed, fertiliser and tallow.

Boning rooms produce:

  • bone in products like racks of lamb, T-bones and spare ribs
  • boned products like fillet, rump and topside.