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Renderers convert animal tissue into usable materials. Local renderers reduce the use of (imported) vegetable proteins and oils, meaning lower demand for use. Renderers add value to farmers by avoiding the wastage of highly valuable raw materials. Products are used for many different markets as sustainably as possible. New innovations create better performing products with less energy use. Renderers contribute to the SDGs Zero Hunger, Good health and Well Being, Clean Water and Sanitation and Decent Work and Economic Growth.

What does the rendering sector do?

It safely processes animal slaughter byproducts.

What are these byproducts?

These are the parts of the slaughtered animals that do not go for human consumption, either for reasons related to the population’s eating or cultural habits or, otherwise, classified as unfit for human consumption by the official inspection system.

What raw material is used?

Bones, feathers, blood, scales, viscera, meat and fat scraps, as well as inedible parts of slaughtered animals.

What is the origin of this raw material?

There are two sources authorized by law:

  1. Meat slaughtering and processing establishments: slaughterhouses, sausage factories.
  2. Retail establishments – butchers, supermarkets, municipal markets.

How much is processed from these sources?

The Brazilian animal rendering industry, renderers 100% of the animal by-product collected from slaughterhouses and retail establishments. It is the industry with the greatest recycling potential.

Reverse logistic

Rendering in numbers

Production 2022

Slaughter byproducts
13.9 MILLION tons

Animal fats and meals
5.9 MILLION tons

Production Data

Values in tons 2022

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Total sector production in 2022

Meal production - 3,796,001 tons. (%)

Fat Production - 2,152,011 Ton. (%)

Market share of rendering in the livestock sector

Data 2022

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Brazilian production serves several sectors

Animal Feed

Pet Foods


Soap Industry

Other sectors

Safe Products

Self Control

For quality and health safety


Good Manufacturing Practices


Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point


Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures


Standard Operating Hygiene Procedures


From the raw byproduct until the finished byproduct

Animal Health Status

Brazil is recognized by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE)

Negligible Risk for BSE.

Free of African Swine Feaver

Free of Foot-and-Mouth Disease – with vaccination

Free of Avian Influenza

Free of Newcastle disease (self- declared)

99% of swine herd in freee of Classical Swine Fever zone

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Nowadays Brazil has almost 3 thousand sanitary landfills spread all over the country. Without the rendering industry, this number would increase on 30,7%, about 921 new sanitary landfills.


Brazilian biodiesel was produced using animal fats (beef tallow, pork fat, poultry oil) – 2022

It is responsible for about


Animal rendering is an essential public service according to the World Health Organization – WHO

Fat production recognized as ZERO CARBON by the Ministry of Mines and Energy.