By-products are an important part of the animal. When you buy a pig, you pay for the whole animal.
The meat industry pays about 2 euros per kg, including all parts of the carcass – which could also get the most out of the 5th quarter!
A channel consists of about 185 parts:
Are you targeting the right market?
Could the parts be upgraded to a higher category?
Are you getting the best yields and quality?
You could say your 5th quarter is processed by an outside company – but supplying higher volumes of better quality and higher value should provide a profit.
See some examples of different projects here.