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Omega Proteins Bradford

Omega Proteins Bradford is a category 1 rendering plant. It was the first acquisition of a rendering plant by Leo Group and has been owned and operated by us since 1999.

The site, which is in Thornton, renders high risk animal by-products collected from farms and abattoirs across England that are unfit for consumption including fallen stock, specified risk material and animals infected with disease.

The rendering process converts animal by-products into protein meals and purified fats. The material is cooked to remove moisture then pressed to separate the fat content from the protein meal. The products created from the Category 1 material – meat and bone meal (MBM) and tallow – are then used as a raw material in the bio diesel industry and as an alternative to fossil fuels in industries such as power generation and cement production.

As a business we committed to using renewable energy and we use the category 1 material as biofuel on our sites in Penrith and Halifax, which ensures we have a sustainable source. In line with our climate commitments, Omega Proteins Braford, benefits from a wind turbine and solar panels which fulfil the site’s electricity requirement.


Omega Proteins Ltd
Erlings Works
Half Acre Road
BD13 3SG



+44 (0) 1274 832 617