“Essential Rendering: All About the Animal By-products Industry” documents the technologies, manufacturing procedures, capabilities, research and infrastructure that have made the industry so important to U.S. and Canadian agriculture. The 300-page book is a compilation of articles detailing the industry's history, processes, products and current and future roles. It's intended for professionals in rendering and affiliated businesses and industries, as well as teachers, students and government officials interested in the North American rendering industry.

Published by the National Renderers Association, Fats and Proteins Research Foundation, and the Animal Protein Producers Industry, it's available for $30 to U.S. and Canadian customers, plus shipping. Call 703-683-0155 or email balexander@nationalrenderers.com for more info.