International Rendering Symposium 2017: The Rendering Industry: Challenges and Opportunities (Thursday)
Thu. February 2| 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Room B-203
The U.S. rendering industry collects and safely processes more than 50 billion pounds of animal byproducts each year. Rendering converts these materials into fats and proteins used in animal feed. The rendering industry provides services for the safe collection of these materials and uses heat to dehydrate and separate the fat and solid materials. The rendering industry is a green, sustainable, and vital part of the agricultural chain. This symposium will focus on the opportunities and challenges to the industry today.
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Welcome and Introduction to the Associations – Nancy Foster, National Renderers Association
12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
A Virtual Tour of a Rendering Plant – James Emerson, Pilgrim’s Pride
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Facts or Fiction on livestock and climate change – Dr. Frank Mitloehner, UC-Davis
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Rendering: Making animal agriculture sustainable – Dr. David Meeker, National Renderers Association
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
From Cow to Shoe: The Symbiotic Relationship between the Rendering and Leather Tanning
Stephen Sothmann, US Hides Skins and Leather Association
3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Used cooking oil: Why does it matter? – Todd Mathes, Darling Ingredients
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wrap up and Questions
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Track: IPPE Fee Based Educational Programs