Traceable + Ethical Byproduct Sourcing
Recognition of the benefits of regenerative, organic and other more ethical farming approaches is growing rapidly. Rapidly increasing consumer demand for meat, eggs and milk produced in these farming systems has resulted in new and high-priced markets. Yet similar valuation of the "other half" of these animals - the hides, organs, bones and other byproducts of the meat processing - has been much slower to emerge.
This is problematic in multiple ways. Anything less than full utilization is inherently disrespect to the animal and those who take the care to raise them in better ways. And the lower value from less sales equals lower returns per animal for farmers and ranchers, reducing their economic incentives to shift more land and livestock to these agricultural systems that have clear environmental and climate benefits for all of us.
But demand is there and growing for traceable and ethical leather, collagen, pet food, nutraceuticals, and the many other things made from these materials and ingredients. What has been missing was a company dedicated and able to deliver on traceable collection, verification and marketing infrastructure and willing to provide real economic returns to the farmers/ranchers, meat companies and processing supply chain partners. Other Half Processing was founded to do just that.
OHP works directly with regenerative farmers/ranchers and processors to verify, trace, aggregate and buy hides and other meat processing byproducts. We sell raw and finished products to apparel, food and pet sector companies. Core to our model is transparent and fair pricing and economic returns - to producers and other supply chain partners alike - which we believe is essential for a "regenerative" market claim. If you are looking for verified and traceable ingredients and materials, OHP can meet your needs and give you confidence in the integrity of your sourcing parnterships.
Traceable + Regenerative Leather and Hides
OHP is the leading company for buying and selling traceable hides/leather and other byproducts from regenerative livestock in the US. Regenerative is where we started, and is our primary area of ongoing supply partnerships and work. Using an innovative verified sourcing specification OHP developed in partnership with Timberland, we are able to provide buyers documentation of both verified regenerative production systems and higher economic returns/benefits for participating farmers, ranchers and supply chain partners.
Traceable + Organic
Traceable, certified organic (separate or in addition to regenerative) beef and dairy cow hides and other byproducts are available through OHP's sourcing relationships with organic farmers, ranchers and meat and dairy companies.
Traceable + Animal Welfare
While basic animal welfare is foundational to regenerative and other standards, there are stand-alone animal welfare certifications that OHP partner farmers and ranchers hold and can be sourced and verified for customers interested in animal welfare claims.
Traceable + Local, Single-Source, Etc.
OHP can source verified materials associated with all major standards and certification systems, including 100% Grassfed, Land-to-Market, Certified Humane, etc. We can also source on a local or other geographic basis, if a manufacturer desires materials from specific states, regions, etc.
Where scale and company interests aligns, OHP also offer traceable sourcing of byproducts from branded farms, ranches, or meat companies. This is an excellent option for local and regional manufacturers and brands that utilize byproducts and would like to co-brand with OHP's locally and nationally consumer recognized farms, ranches & meat company partners.