Darling International Announces Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2008 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast

Darling International Inc. will hold a conference call and webcast on Thursday, March 5, 2009 to discuss the Company's fourth quarter and year-end 2008 financial results. The teleconference will begin at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time and will be hosted by Mr. Randall Stuewe, CEO and Chairman of the Board, and Mr. John Muse, Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration. The related press release will be issued after the market closes on March 4, 2009.

To participate in the teleconference, please dial 877-261-8992 a few minutes before the scheduled start time. International callers are invited to call 847-619-6548. Please refer to confirmation code 23981378. A replay of the call will be available two hours after the completion of the call. To access the replay, please dial 888-843-8996, or if you are calling internationally, dial 630-652-3044. Please refer to confirmation code 23981378. The live webcast and archived replay also can be accessed on the Company's web site at http://www.darlingii.com/investors.aspx.

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, meat and bone meal, and hides. These products are primarily sold to agricultural, leather, oleo-chemical and bio-diesel manufacturers around the world. In addition, the Company provides grease trap collection services and sells equipment to restaurants. For additional information, visit the company's Web site at www.darlingii.com.

  Contact: John O. Muse
  Executive Vice President of Finance and
  Administration, or Brad Phillips,

First Call Analyst:
FCMN Contact: mmorton@halliburtonir.com

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