Denali has a world-class team of people in this division with an unprecedented amount of combined experience in all aspects of waste food collection, logistics, feed manufacturing, commodity trading, and animal production. This team works under the guidelines of a highly sophisticated quality control program to ensure that the feed products that they handle, and products are the best offered in the industry. They are also supported by independent animal production consultants who are considered leaders in the industry.
Denali procures waste food by-products from a large base of food manufacturing facilities, retail grocery store chains, and restaurants located across the United States. These food by-products are either delivered directly to livestock production facilities within the US or taken to one of our partner-owned or company-owned, food-to-feed processing facilities to be processed and blended with other commodities to be used or marketed as a high-quality feed supplement to local livestock production operations.
Between our facilities, including Imperial Western Products, and our partner-owned facilities, we are proud to have more than 100 years of combined experience in animal feed manufacturing. Some of the services we provide are:
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), it is estimated that approximately 30-40% of the food supply in the United States goes to waste each year. This equates to roughly 133 billion pounds of food, or over $161 billion worth of food, going to waste annually in the U.S.
Food waste can be a valuable resource that can be repurposed as animal feed. Many types of food waste, such as vegetable scraps, bakery waste, and outdated food products, can be used to feed animals.
There are several benefits to using food waste as animal feed. First, it helps to reduce the amount of food waste that goes to landfill, which can have negative environmental impacts. Second, it can provide a low-cost alternative to traditional animal feed sources, which can be expensive. Finally, using food waste as animal feed can help to reduce the demand for land and water resources needed to produce feed crops.
NOTE: not all food waste is suitable for use as animal feed. Some types of food waste may contain harmful contaminants or pathogens that could be harmful to animals. Therefore, it is important to properly process and treat food waste before using it as animal feed.
TONS OF FOOD WASTE FOR RECYCLING COLLECTED AND MANAGED
TONS OF ANIMAL FEED COLLECTED AND DISTRIBUTED
HIGHLY PRODUCTIVE EMPLOYEES FROM COAST TO COAST
Every 3.64 tons of bakery food waste we sell as animal feed conserves one acre of US forest which equals the removal of 2.6 trucks off the road daily. Based on our annual production, Denali has taken the equivalent of 24,122 trucks off the road annual
Each ton of bakery and organics fed to livestock is the equivalent of conversing 89,250 gallons of water that otherwise would have been diverted to corn.
Through the production of 15,000 tons of bakery animal feed produced monthly, Denali was able to drastically reduce the consumption of water through growing traditional corn for animal feed. This equates to 49,450 acres of annual land conservation.