IPPE Seminar 2019 Presentations
The following presentations were delivered at the 2019 International Rendering Symposium, “Innovation in Rendering.” The rendering industry is a green, sustainable, and vital part of the agriculture chain. This symposium focused on the opportunities and challenges to the industry today. You may download PDF copies of the presentations by clicking on the presentation names below.
- NRA Welcome & Rendering in Washington, D.C. (Nancy Foster, National Renderers Association)
- Rendering 101: The Basics and The Process (Dr. Ansen Pond, Pilgrim’s Pride)
- Being a Voice to Consumers (Sarah Hubler, Collings Nutrition Solutions)
- Research at ACREC (Dr. Annel Greene, Clemson University)
- Collaboration: Science, Rendering, and Pet Food (Dr. Michele Sayles, Diamond Pet Food)
- Rendered Products for Poultry Nutrition (Dr. Jeff Firman, University of Missouri)
- Equipment of Modern Rendering (Richard Weeks & Chad Mullane, The Dupps Company)
- Regulation of Feed, Pet Food, and Ingredients (Louise Calderwood, AFIA )
- FSMA Impact on Rendering (Dr. David Meeker, National Renderers Association)
- Sustainability, Rendering, & Pet Food (Dr. Kurt Rosentrater, Iowa State University)
- International Markets (Kent Swisher, National Renderers Association)
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.