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IPPE Seminar 2015 Presentations

The following presentations were delivered at the 2015 IPPE International Rendering Symposium, “Rendering: How to Boost Animal Nutrition and Product Sustainability Using Rendered Ingredients.” You may download PDF copies of the presentations by clicking on the presentation names below.


A Renderer’s Relationship with Pet Food (Ken Wilson, Simmon’s Foods)

Quality Assurance in the Rendering Industry (Ansen Pond, Ph.D., Darling Ingredients Inc.)

Usefulness of Rendered Products in Poultry Feeds (William A. Dozier, PhD, Auburn University)

Rendering and the Sustainability of Animal Agriculture (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.)

Global Market Overview (Kent Swisher, NRA)

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


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 290º 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.