Petfood Raw Materials – Hanseatic Agri

Petfood Raw Materials

In the ever-evolving pet food market, the selection of high-quality raw materials stands as a cornerstone for manufacturing premium pet foods.

This choice affects not only the nutritional value and digestibility of the final product but also its palatability and overall health benefits for pets. Hanseatic-Agri, a leader in supplying bulk animal feed, is at the forefront of sourcing and delivering top-tier raw materials.

Our expertise ensures that Pet Food Manufacturers receive the finest ingredients, reflecting our unwavering commitment to excellence and quality in pet food production.


What is Petfood Raw Materials?

Pet food raw materials encompass the diverse ingredients utilized in producing pet food products, such as cat food and dog food. These materials include a wide range of proteins and fats derived from land and marine animals, vegetable origin, and other essential nutrients.

Among these are meat meal and meat byproducts, integral components for providing concentrated animal protein sources. The quality and source of these raw materials, including the meat meal and meat byproducts, are crucial for crafting nutritious, safe, and palatable pet foods.

These ingredients must meet the dietary needs of pets and adhere to the standards of human consumption, ensuring that pets receive the best possible nutrition from their diets.



Selecting proteins and fats from land animals is pivotal in crafting high-quality pet food. These ingredients provide essential amino acids and fatty acids necessary for the health and well-being of pets. Key sources include:

  • Meat and bone meal from lamb/ovine, poultry, rabbit, and duck offer concentrated sources of protein and essential minerals.
  • Hydrolysates from beef and poultry provide highly digestible protein sources.
  • Greave meal, a byproduct of rendering, is rich in proteins and fats.
  • Whole egg powder is an excellent source of complete protein and vitamins.
  • Animal fats from beef and poultry are crucial for energy and nutrient absorption.
  • Whole dried larvae/insects and insect meal, innovative sources of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, reflecting the growing trend in sustainable pet food processing.



Marine-derived ingredients offer unique benefits, including high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which support skin, coat, and joint health. Notable sources include:

  • Fish meals from salmon, herring, and trout are rich in protein and omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Hydrolysates from salmon and blue whiting offer highly digestible proteins.
  • Crustacean meals from krill and shrimp, sources of astaxanthin and chitin.
  • Salmon, trout, and krill oils provide essential fatty acids for optimal health.



Vegetable-origin raw materials play a significant role in pet food formulation, offering essential nutrients, fiber, and energy. They include:

  • Grain-free options like peas, rice, sweet potatoes, tapioca, lentils, and chickpeas cater to pets with grain sensitivities.
  • Superfoods such as hemp, cranberry, and banana are packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and additional health benefits.



Yeasts are a valuable component of pet food, offering a range of benefits, from enhancing flavor to providing vitamins and minerals. Key types include:

  • Dry inactive brewer’s yeast and molasses yeast, rich in B vitamins and amino acids.
  • Autolyzed yeasts and cell walls can support immune system health and digestion.



Algae are increasingly recognized for their nutritional value in pet foods, offering proteins, vitamins, and minerals. Essential varieties include:

  • Ascophyllum nodosum, Spirulina, and Chlorella are known for their antioxidant properties and ability to support overall health.


Overview of the Nutritional Analysis

Ensuring the nutritional adequacy of pet food, including Dry dog food and Dry pet food, is a critical aspect of pet food manufacturing. The protein content, in particular, is a key factor in determining the quality of pet food.

Techniques such as the Bradford assay and SDS-PAGE assess protein content and digestibility. These methods help Pet Food Manufacturers ensure their products meet the dietary requirements of pets, contributing to the development of nutritious, high-quality pet food products.


Benefits of Fresh Meats (FMs) Over Meat Meals (MMs)

  • Nutritional Superiority: Fresh meats are richer in essential nutrients.
  • Better Digestibility: Easier for pets to digest due to natural moisture.
  • Increased Palatability: More appealing taste for pets.
  • Healthier Pets: Supports skin, coat, and muscle health.
  • Less Processing: Preserves more natural nutrients.
  • Transparent Sourcing: Clearer understanding of ingredient origins.


Our Bulk Supply Advantage

  • High-Quality Raw Materials: Ensures premium pet food production.
  • Large Quantities: Meets the needs of pet food manufacturers efficiently.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: Reduces expenses through bulk purchasing.
  • Efficiency and Reliability: Streamlines production and supply chains.
  • Supports Business Growth: Facilitates scaling up pet food production.


Sustainability and Ethical Sourcing

Sustainability is at the heart of our procurement practices. We are dedicated to minimizing our environmental impact and ensuring the ethical treatment of animals in the supply chain.

By collaborating with trusted suppliers, we maintain the highest standards of sustainability and ethics, reflecting our commitment to responsible pet food production.



Choosing suitable raw materials is fundamental to the success of pet food production. Hanseatic-Agri stands as a key partner for Pet Food Manufacturers, offering unparalleled quality and expertise in the supply of bulk animal feed.

Our commitment to quality, sustainability, and ethical sourcing positions us as leaders in supporting the pet food industry. We invite companies to explore our offerings and benefit from our expertise, ensuring the production of top-tier pet food products that meet the market’s evolving needs.