Red meat rendering

Red meat rendering

The red meat rendering process focusses on handling red meat by-products that are not intended for human consumption and transforming them into valuable proteins, minerals and fats (tallow).

Red meat is a general term used for animals such as cow (cattle), sheep, horses, pigs (porcine), buffalo, camels, goats. Red meat by-products consist of soft meat, bones, horns, hoofs, hair, blood and can also consist of dead on arrival (DOA), deboning residue and farm waste.

None of the red-meat by-products are thrown away! However, before these by-products can be used in other processes, they have to be treated first. Mavitec’s rendering solutions turn these animal by-products into high quality Meat and bone meal, Whole meal, Blood meal and fats/tallow/oils. This process is called rendering. These meals are suitable for use in pet food industry, feed industry. The fats to the pharmaceutical industry, chemical industry, oil industry.

Rendering is about making the best profit out of animal by-products. The way of processing determines the value of the end-products. This is why we say: Rendering is not waste handling it’s nutrient management! 

Processing red meat by-products

The processing of the red meat by-products starts with crushing and grinding, followed by heat treatment to reduce the moisture content and to kill micro-organisms. Separation of the melted fats (tallow) from the solids (protein) is achieved through draining and pressing. The solid fraction is then ground into a powder, such as meat meal, meat and bone meal, blood meal and fats (tallow). The fat (tallow) can be clarified through decanting or settling.

Our solutions for
Red meat rendering

Batch Cooker

Turn high volumes of animal by-products into the highest quality end-products with a capacity up to 11.000 kg per batch.


High capacity continuous cooking solution creates high evaporation capacities from 2 ton up to 16 ton per hour.