Essential Rendering was produced jointly by the National Renderers Association, the Fats and Proteins Research Foundation (FPRF), and the Animal Protein Producers Industry (APPI) under the direction of the NRA Communications Committee.
Since the 1950s, the rendering industry has undergone remarkable and profound changes in technological applications and business structure. Essential Rendering documents details of rendering’s important roles, the history of the industry, how rendering is accomplished, as well as the many nutritional and other uses of rendered products.
The book documents the technologies, manufacturing procedures, capabilities, research, and infrastructure that have made the industry so important to U.S. and Canadian agriculture. Essential Rendering is intended for professionals in rendering and affiliated businesses and industries as well as teachers, students, and government officials who are interested in the North American rendering industry. The professional hardback book contains over 300 pages of thorough information from highly regarded sources and industry experts. It includes historic pictures and is indexed.
Essential Rendering is now available in PDF format on this website in the following languages:
- Mandarin Chinese
- Spanish (coming soon!)
Book Overview by Chapter
An Overview of the Rendering Industry
David L. Meeker, NRA, and C. Ross Hamilton, Darling International, Inc.
A History of North American Rendering
Fred D. Bisplinghoff
Doug Anderson, Smithfield Foods
The Rendering Industry’s Role in Feed and Food Safety
Don A. Franco, Center for Bio-security, Food Safety and Public Health
The Rendering Industry’s Biosecurity Contribution to Public and Animal Health
Richard E. Breitmeyer, CA State Veterinarian; C. Ross Hamilton, Darling International, Inc.; and David Kirstein, Darling International Inc.
Edible Rendering—Rendered Products for Human Use
Herbert W. Ockerman and Lopa Basu, Ohio State University
Rendered Products in Ruminant Nutrition
Thomas C. Jenkins, Clemson University
Rendered Products in Poultry Nutrition
Jeffre D. Firman, University of Missouri
Rendered Products in Swine Nutrition
Gary L. Cromwell, University of Kentucky
Rendered Products in Pet Food
Greg Aldrich, Pet Food and Ingredient Technology, Inc.
Rendered Products in Fish Aquaculture Feeds
Dominique Bureau, University of Guelph
Rendered Products in Shrimp Aquaculture Feeds
Yu Yu, NRA
The Global Market for Rendered Products
Kent Swisher, NRA
Industrial and Energy Uses of Animal By-Products, Past and Future
Stewart McGlashan, Meat and Livestock Australia, Ltd.
Environmental Issues in the Rendering Industry
Gregory L. Sindt, Bolton & Menk, Inc.
Research in the Rendering Industry
Gary G. Pearl, FPRF (retired)
Future Research for the Rendering Industry
Sergio F. Nates, FPRF
What Would a World Without Rendering Look Like?
Stephen Woodgate, European Fat Processors and Renderers Association
Order A Hardbound Copy of the Book
For customers in the United States and Canada, each book is $30, including standard ground shipping and handling. The book is also available in volume – a carton of 20 books is $400, including standard ground shipping and handling (a savings of 33 percent). Express or overnight shipping is available for an additional fee.
For customers outside the United States and Canada, additional shipping costs will be calculated depending on location and speed of delivery.
For all ordering information, contact Barbara Alexander at NRA by e-mail at email@example.com, or by phone at (703) 683-0155.