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Whole Pig Utilization Project—Enhancing Economic Value for Pig Farming Industry

Background and Goals

1. To reduce farming waste and turn it into resource, TSC has planned to utilize trimmed pork tissues and transform waste into high value-added material.

2. Whole Pig Utilization Project 1.0: focuses on carcass grading and precise cutting, tissue and organ remnants processing, and turning pig manure/urine and other non-edible parts into resources.

3. Whole Pig Utilization Project 2.0: focuses on providing premium meat products, frozen meat in small packages, and processed meat (frozen and room temperature).

4. Whole Pig Utilization Project 3.0: providing pigs for bio-medical use; collaborating with medical centers and bio-medical institutions/companies for developing pig tissues and organs as bio-medical material.


1. Probiotics were separated from intestines for disease prevention research (e.g., making viral structural protein). Researches for E. coli diarrhea vaccines for piglets have been conducted.

2. Lard from spare fatty tissues has been extracted as pig feed ingredient for sows and piglets.

3. TSC has produced facial care products using placenta extract from pig placentas and collagen from pig skin.

4. Pig bile extracts (including bilirubin, bile salt, amino acid, etc.) are utilized to produce TSC’s “Smooth Amino Acid Shampoo” that is popular and widely relied by consumers in Taiwan. This Shampoo is a product that fully turns waste into a resource and has won the Silver Award (Innovation Category) of the Taiwan Circular Economy Award 2019.

5. Biogas residue is rich in minerals, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, copper, iron, and manganese. After composting and fermentation, it will become excellent organic fertilizer. After proper treatment, biogas slurry can also be used as fertilizer for crops, such as corn, soybeans, and Pennisetum in the nearby fields.

6. After proper recycling and fermentation, pig manure and urine can be converted into biogas energy. This truly turns waste into resources and attains the benefit of circular economy.

Future Development

1. Liver extract to be used for producing nutrition supplements.

2. Pig blood to be used as the raw material to produce serum ferritin and peptide that can replace iron and protein in the feed.

3. Pig’s thigh bone cement to be used for developing Bone Morphogenetic Proteins (BMPs) products.

4. Liver essence extracted from pigs’ small intestines to be used for developing anticoagulants for medical usage.


High-value applications for pig organs and tissues will reduce the amount of waste generation and optimize the value of livestock business. This will facilitate circular economy and employment opportunities for bio-medical industry and reduce the environmental impact for processing these waste animal tissues.

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