If it’s cold enough for snow you don’t need to render the suet. You can just put the suet in a feeder or onion bag and let the birds peck at it. In the wild, birds will munch on the fat from dead animals like deer or road kill to get the high calories they require to survive cold weather. But they won’t eat it if it goes rancid.
That’s why most people buy the prepared suet cakes. Wild Birds Unlimited suet cakes are made with only the highest quality processed beef kidney fat. Special processes remove impurities that cause low melting points and spoilage problems. I like the peanutbutter suet cake but we also have the straight render suet cake too. Or you can render suet yourself to prevent spoilage.
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