Darling International has expanded its operations by acquiring a Lexington, Neb. based livestock rendering business.

The Irving, Texas-based Darling said this week that it had acquired Nebraska By-Products and its Lexington rendering facility. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Nebraska By-Products serves farmers, ranchers, and feedlot operators in Nebraska, Kansas and parts of Colorado and South Dakota.

Darling International says its the largest publicly traded food processing by products recycling company in the United States with a network of facilities nationwide.

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