Darling International Announces Conference Call and Webcast for Its First Quarter 2006 Financial Results on May 12, 2006

Darling International Inc. announced today that it will release its first quarter 2006 financial results after the market close on Thursday, May 11, 2006 and will host a conference call at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (10:00 a.m. Central Time) on Friday, May 12, 2006 to provide additional details about the company's results.

To listen to the conference call, participants calling from within North America may dial 888-394-1600; international participants may dial 973-582- 2867. Please call approximately ten minutes before the start of the call to ensure that you are connected. The call will also be available as a live audio webcast that can be accessed on the company website at http://www.darlingii.com/investors/investors.html or http://www.earnings.com/ .

Following its completion, a replay of the call can be accessed until May 26, 2006 by dialing 877-519-4471 or 973-341-3080 outside of North America. The access code for the replay is 7360954. The conference call will also be archived on the company's website for seven days.

About Darling

Darling International Inc. is the largest publicly traded, food processing by-products recycling company in the United States. The Company recycles used restaurant cooking oil and by-products from the beef, pork and poultry processing industries into useable products -- such as tallow, feed-grade fats and meat and bone meal. These products are primarily sold to animal feed and oleo-chemical manufacturers around the world. In addition, the Company provides grease trap collection services and sells equipment to restaurants.

   John O. Muse, Executive Vice President of
   Finance and Administration, or
   Brad Phillips, Treasurer
   Phone:  972-717-0300

SOURCE: Darling International Inc.

CONTACT: John O. Muse, Executive Vice President of Finance and
Administration, or Brad Phillips, Treasurer, both of Darling International
Inc., +1-972-717-0300