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Benefits of porcine co-products

Benefits of Porcine Tissue


The pork industry provides an important source of food and nutrition worldwide, but many

people don’t realize just how far porcine products can benefit their daily lives other than a

delicious meal. The porcine materials harvested and created in the making of meat products

highly impact the health and wellness of humans and other animals.


Sustainability is a key issue here. If pigs were only harvested for the products you see at the

grocery store, there would be about 40 - 50% wasted materials. However, sustainable

harvesting practices in the pork industry make use of the entire animal, and the uses of porcine

tissue are astounding. With responsible farming practices, all parts of an animal have a use and



The uses of porcine material benefit many fields and industries:

• Biomedical research

• Nutraceuticals

• Animal feed science and technology

• Life sciences

• Cosmetics


To list every field and industry that benefits from porcine materials or the products made that

use porcine tissue would be too exhaustive. Just know that a single pig can be used to make

over 150 different products that increase the quality of life for millions of people and animals

around the world.


SSR is a sustainable supplier of porcine tissue and other pig co-products. We can source,

prepare and deliver customized items in large volumes according to client specifications. We

promote the responsible use of porcine materials to advance academic research and medical

training. We can partner with you as a supplier, industry partner or joint venture partner for

your research or commercial needs. Please contact Jessica Freeman at jfreeman@ssr- or Lauren Sammel at to setup an introductory