Traceable + Ethical Sourcing
Recognition of the many benefits of regenerative, organic and other more ethical farming approaches is growing rapidly. Rocketing consumer demand for meat, eggs and milk produced under these systems has resulted in new and high-priced markets. Yet parallel 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. Lack of full utilization and valuation represents an inherent disrespect to the animal and those who take the care to raise them. There is also a loss of better quality and traceable ingredient options for manufacturers and consumers. Finally, but as importantly, this market gap means lower returns per animal farmers and ranchers, who need to make all their profit from the meat. This reduces the economic incentives for landowners to shift more land and farming operations to regenerative, organic and related systems that have environmental and climate benefits for all of us.
But demand is there for products made from traceable and ethical byproducts. Consumers and manufacturers alike are interested in regenerative leather, collagen, pet food, nutraceuticals, and the many other things made from these valuable ingredients. What has been missing is a dedicated collection, verification and marketing infrastructure, along with the farmer, rancher and processing relationships needed to ensure real traceability and economic returns to those most directly responsible for the work.
Other Half Processing was founded to change that.
We work with farmers, ranchers and processors to verify, aggregate and sell hides and the other valuable byproducts of meat processing. In additon, OHP's business model delivers a direct and measurable economic benefit to farmers, ranchers and other supply chain partners. Whether you are a food, apparel, wellness, pet food/treat or other product manufacturer, OHP and its sourcing partners have a verified byproduct ingredient/raw material option to meet your needs.
Traceable + Regenerative
Regenerative is where we started with our sourcing, and is where we have the broadest ongoing partnerships and work. OHP sourcez traceable byproducts from regenerative beef, dairy, bison, goat and sheep producers in the US and North America. We work with farmers and ranchers that both hold existing third-party certifications and those that follow other verifiable, regenerative protocols (private or otherwise).
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 used as a primary source focus.
Traceable + Single-Source, Geographic Specific, Etc.
OHP can source verified materials associated with all major standards and certification systems, including 100% Grassfed, Savory Land-to-Market, Certified Humane, etc. We can also source on a 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.