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IPPE Seminar 2014 Presentations

The following presentations were delivered at the 2014 IPPE International Rendering Symposium. You may download PDF copies of the presentations by clicking on the presentation names below.


Rendered Products of the Pet Food Industry (Mark Brinkmann, Diamond Pet Food Company)

Rendered Products for Feeding Poultry (Jeffre D. Firman, PhD, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Missouri)

Overview of the North American Rendering Industry (David L. Meeker, Ph.D., MBA, NRA)

Innovation in the Rendering Industry (Jessica Meisinger, Ph.D., NRA)

The Nuts and Bolts of the Rendering Industry (Dr. Charles Starkey, American Proteins, Inc.)

Rendered Products for Feeding Swine (Hans H. Stein, University of Illinois)

Sustainability, Perception, and the Real World (Kent Swisher, NRA)

The Role of Rendered Products in Aquaculture (Dr. Jesse Trushenski, Southern Illinois University)

Quality Assurance in Manufacturing Rendered Products (Ken Wilson)


The U.S. rendering industry collects and safely processes more than 50 billion pounds of animal byproducts each year. Rendering is the process of converting these materials into fats and proteins used in animal feed. The rendering industry provides services for the safe collection of these materials, transports the materials in biosecure, leak-proof trucks and uses heat (240 to 290ยบ F) to dehydrate and separate the fat and solid materials. This seminar session will focus on the quality and safety of rendered products. Building on a background of the industry and its markets, globally recognized speakers will describe the value of using rendered products as an ingredient in feed, as well as explaining the process, safety, quality control, and research that is involved in the rendering process.