11 Apr 2017

Together with the support of his partners, LM10 has acquired MORC,
the largest rendering plant in the Philippines, in order to produce:
Feather Meal, Blood Meal, Poultry Meal and Poultry Oil.

Within each sub-sector in poultry there are things needed to be taken care of in order to raise the efficiency, reduce the waste, and improve the quality of the product. LM10 specializes in creating Zero-Waste poultry processes and installing Rendering Plants for this purpose.

The Zero-Waste Rendering Plants can take care of processing mortality, feathers, blood and any other animal waste that isn’t consumable to humans. Instead of waste, the output of these plants is animal meal, a high-protein digestible which can be used as aquaculture feeds, among others.

In addition, LM 10 installs similar Rendering Plants for piggeries and slaughter houses as well.


LM10 brings in corn and soya from Argentina and provides rendering plants for the process of waste.


The poultry rendering process handles the by-process of the poultry slaughter process. The poultry by-products that are not intended for human consumption are transformed into valuable proteins, minerals and oils.


None of the poultry by-products are thrown away! However, to use the poultry by-products in other processes they have to be treated first. Our systems transfer the poultry by-products into Meat and bone meal, Whole meal, Feathers meal, Blood meal and fats/tallow/oils. This process is called rendering. These meals can be sold to the pet food industry, feed industry etc. and the fats to the pharmaceutical industry, chemical industry, oil industry and many other. The way of processing determines the value of the end products. This is why we claim “Rendering is not waste handling it’s nutrient management!

Source: Mavitec


The processing of the poultry by-products starts with raw material handling, followed by heat treatment to reduce the moisture content and to kill micro-organisms. Separation of the melted oil from the solids (protein) is achieved through draining and pressing. The solid fraction is then ground into a powder, such as whole meal, poultry meat meal, feather meal, blood meal and poultry oils. The oil can be clarified through decanting or settling.


In the Philippines, the average size of a chicken is between 1.2 to 1.4 kilos, so the waste generated by local Dressing Plants is low in terms of mass. The thinking goes that when the volume of waste is relatively low, spending a lot of money installing large-scale Rendering Plants will not give a good return on investment. So in order to keep a good return on investment, the initial capitalization should be minimized. 
Compact Rendering Plants suit low-waste facilities and offer the advantage of having a smaller initial investment. Like large-scale plans, our Compact Rendering Plants can take care of processing mortality, feathers, blood and any other animal waste not consumable to humans.

For more information on LM10’s Compact Rendering Plants, please watch the video.



LM10 is a fast-growing company operating locally and internationally. It has more than 120 Rendering Plants installed in Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia, and currently has 7 Rendering Plants in the Philippines, with more still in the pipeline.

The company helps firms from project design, implementation, up to the bank loan application for the turnkey projects. Its equipment fabrications are intricately done in Argentina, Brazil, and China, and its joint ventures with established companies nationwide continue to grow LM10’s business in the Philippines.


LM10 Rendering Plants are based on four pillars that need to be constantly maximized in order to ensure the success of a rendering plant. The base of the pillars are the minimum amount of feathers and the technology that allows us to process them.

Figure 1: Four Pillars of a Successful Rendering Plant


Quality of the feather mill depends on different variables, with the most significant factors being:

  • Moisture: ideally between 9-12% depending on the client’s requirements;
  • Crude Proteins: LM10 can guarantee a crude protein content of between 80-90%; and
  • Digestibility: with pepsin at 0.2%, LM10 can guarantee a digestibility of between 80-90%.

The price of the feather mill depends on the quality of these variables. Under the latest technology and proper plant management, the maximum quality achievable can fetch a higher selling price.

In order to achieve a high quality of the feather mill, the logistics, hydrolyzing and drying must be coordinated and operated proficiently.


Energy consumption represents between 50-60% of the total costs of a Rendering Plant, and the energy needed to run the Plant will depend on the volumes of feather processed, the process implemented, and the equipment used. If the equipment is not fabricated, installed, and used according to efficiency principles and in correlation to the plant as a whole, the profitability of the plant can be jeopardized due to the high energy cost.


Since rendering plants require feathers, and feathers come from the dressing plants, the partnership between the two is important. The Rendering Plants should never work at full capacity and instead maintain extra capacity, in order to contribute to the long service life of the equipment. If to be prosperous, Rendering Plants should be planned with a horizon of 10 years. This means that the Plants have—or can be easily adapted—to incorporate the feathers that represent the growth of the coming 10 years from its poultry partners.


Rendering Plants present a challenge when it comes to the odors coming out of the hydrolyse process of the feathers, and exposes the companies who manage them to government fines and complaints from neighbours which could lead to the suspension of rendering plant activities. LM10 guarantees that no odors will come out of its Rendering Plants, since the ability of our plants to work hinges on the mechanisms for strict odor control. After the hydrolyzing process, the steam coming out of our Batch Cookers are diverted by tubes to the equipment in charge of its treatment. We do the same for after the drying process, and with our rendering plants, the steam from the batch cookers never come into contact with air, effectively controlling the odor. LM10’s rendering plants are built on environment-friendly principles and exhaustive odor control policies.

09 Apr 2017

Together with Local Partners, LM10 has created the First Livestock In Vitro Fertilization Lab in the Philippines, focused on improving the number and quality of the Dairy and Cattle market. The focus of GENEX is on improving the number and quality of cattle in the local livestock market.


The Philippine agricultural sector is still at an early developmental stage with vast potential for growth in the dairy and cattle industry. Our company offers the implementation of a technique that allows the transfer of sexed embryos that will have a positive impact in the profitability of an agricultural business. As of yet, the Philippine market is reliant on traditional breeding methods and there is space in the local market for technology that can help modernize the sector and increase the sector’s productivity.


GENEX utilizes IVF technology, a process by which mature female eggs, called oocytes, are retrieved from ovaries, then fertilized by sperm in a lab. It is a flexible and tried and tested system, globally accepted as best practice, but innovative in its implementation in the Philippines.

Compared to traditional breeding methods, IVF makes it possible to rapidly multiply and breed genetically superior cattle within a short generation interval. The process permits the storage of frozen embryos for an indeterminate period. The embryos can be transferred to surrogate cows or commercialized directly to the breeders, which constitutes an added value that will jump-start the sector.

IVF is ideal for the production of great quantities of genetically superior cows or Carabaos. It not only allows breeders to plan their herds to conform to the necessities of market demands, but also allows them to be able to select the preferred genetic traits of the cows and know ahead of time the sex of the calf before birth.


IVF is a technique in which the oocytes are extracted from a donor cow by a method of aspiration from the reproductive tract. Selected ooytes are then incubated until they reach their maturation period, typically after 24 hours. After incubation, the mature eggs are fertilized between 18 to 22 hours after the co-culture has been made. Then, finally, the embryos stay in the medium until the 7th day, when they are ready to be transferred.


First of all, with IVF, there is no preparation time needed before the procedure and it is not necessary to super ovulate the cows, nor is it necessary to synchronize them. This is a major breakthrough since the donor cows are not exposed to hormones that might compromise the reproductive soundness of the animals. Embryo production averages in about 30% of the oocytes harvested, although this quantity varies depending on the breed, the donor cow, and also the mating.

Another advantage is that the animals can be aspirated every 20 days instead of every 60 as is in In Vivo embryo collection.

With IVF, the animals can be harvested at a very young age, creating a major impact on breeding selection since it reduces the generation interval for the animals with a specific desirable trait.


Main advantages of IVF in livestock market

  • Makes it possible to rapidly multiply and breed genetically superior cattle within a short generation interval, multiplying pre-selected females;
  • Increases efficiency of multiplication in breeding,
  • Permits sex determination of the offspring and pre-test of actual fertility status of the bull;
  • Raises the average litre productivity per cow;​
  • Improves pregnancy rates in lactating cows;
  • Guarantees 100% pregnancy rate;​
  • Lowers costs: importation of live dairy cattle can cost P150,000 to P180,000 per animal initially;​​
  • No quarantine needed: animals are born in the country;
  • Generates potential to create a local raze and market it worldwide: beef and dairy cow;
  • Eliminates the need to super ovulate the cow, there is no need of hormones like with AI;​​
  • Highly efficient use of semen in comparison with other repro tools (AI), one straw of conventional frozen semen can fertilized a high number of female donors (>25)​;​​
  • Develops Genetic Jump: no need to wait too long to improve genetics;​​
  • Permits to rescue genetics: produces embryos from females in different physiologic conditions (terminal, disease, culled, accident, etc.)​​;
  • Proven Technology: all Latin America, USA, Europe, South Africa, Australia and China; Philippines will be the first one in South East Asia;​​​
  • ​Genetics generated in-house in the Philippines: money reinvested in the country.