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The Soy Sourcing Guidelines 2021 factsheet is now available

Following the release of the Soy Sourcing Guidelines 2021, FEFAC has now released a factsheet on the Guidelines. The two-pager explainer supplies an overview of the new document released during an online launch event in February 2021.  In...

Co-Product Feeds in Europe

Robin Crawshaw recently completed a new book on animal feeds derived as co-products from industrial processing.  It follows the production of Co-product Feeds, which was first published in 2001 and sold well in more than 45 countries around the...

FEFAC publishes statistical yearbook Feed & Food 2020

FEFAC publishes an updated version of its statistical yearbook Feed & Food 2020, including  narrative text and a new layout.  The Feed & Food 2020 aims to provide an overview on the European feed sector's economic development,...

Recording and presentations available of the Soy Sourcing Guidelines 2021 webinar

On 3 February FEFAC held a public webinar to present its Soy Sourcing Guidelines 2021. The webinar can be reviewed here. Here below the presentations from the speakers can be found Opening presentations Daan Wensing, CEO of IDHHege...

FEFAC releases the Soy Sourcing Guidelines 2021

View FEFAC Soy Sourcing Guidelines 2021 Here Upgraded Soy Sourcing Guidelines include a new benchmarking module for programmes offering ‘conversion-free soy’ On 3 February FEFAC released the Soy Sourcing Guidelines 2021. They are an...

Event report: #ELVDebates – 28 January 2021

During a lively debate on a very topical issue, speakers from different backgrounds were invited to first share their views on animal welfare and labelling. The manager of the farm team for Eurogroup for Animals Inês Ajuda,a trained vet, explained...

FEFAC alerts EU Farm Council President on the impact of global grain market rally calling for action on trade de-escalation with the US to remove tariffs

On Friday 21 January 2021, FEFAC President Asbjørn Børsting wrote to the EU Farm Council President, Maria do Ceu Antunes (INST 2), inviting her to consider urgent action at the upcoming EU Farm Council meeting on 25 January 2021, in order to...

Wrap up video of the 2020 EU Agricultural Outlook Conference

The 2020 EU Agricultural Outlook Conference wrap up video is now available. The conference took place on the 16th and 17th of December 2020 as an online conference. FEFAC President Asbjørn Børsting was invited by DG AGRI to present “Main...

New FEFAC position papers on tackling embedded deforestation

FEFAC has developed a joint position paper with FEDIOL and COCERAL in the context of the European Commission public consultation “Deforestation and Forest Products Impact Assessment”. At the same time, FEFAC has endorsed a collective position...

Nick Major elected Chair of the GFLI

On 12 November the Global Feed LCA Institute (GFLI) elected Nick Major (FEFAC) as its new Chair. On 12 November the GFLI officially launched its database and tool during a virtual launch event. The digital conference attracted almost 200...

The EU Grain Chain launched its blog on actions towards enhanced sustainability in the soy supply chain.

In this online tool, it presents relevant information on existing challenges, on actions taken and progress in the sustainable transformation of the soy supply chain. The EU Grain Chain supports members and interested stakeholders with available...

IFIF and FAO continue to strengthen collaboration on critical issues to ensure safe and sustainable feed & food

The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) held their 19th annual meeting to further strengthen their collaboration on critical issues to ensure safe, nutritious and...

FEFAC launches LinkedIn page

FEFAC can now be found on LinkedIn The FEFAC page on LinkedIn can be accessed here. All FEFAC members and interested stakeholders are invited to follow FEFAC on this platform and share our posts!

Compound feed production 2020 expected to fall by 2.2%

2020 EU compound feed production has been adversely affected by the spread of animal diseases and is indirectly impacted by COVID-19 due to a shift in consumer demand for products of animal origin. EU compound feed production (EU 27 + UK) for...

COCERAL, FEDIOL & FEFAC statement on EP report on EU legal framework to halt EU-driven deforestation

COCERAL, FEDIOL and FEFAC - together representing the EU grain and oilseed trade, crushing and animal feed industry – take note of the adoption of the EP own-initiative report “on an EU legal framework to halt and reverse EU-driven global...

Questionnaire to operators in the agri-food supply chain on effects of the COVID-19 outbreak

European Commission has published via its Joint Research Centre a survey to capture experience of the agri-food chain operators during COVID-19 outbreak. The Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission launched an online survey to...

Recording of FEFAC's "livestream" XXIX Congress available

The recording of the FEFAC XXIX Congress on 25 September 2020 are now accessible on FEFAC and BFA websites The digitally livestreamed FEFAC XXIX Congress was formally opened by EU Commissioner Stella Kyriakides and Vice-Minister of Wallonia, Mr...

FEFAC publishes Feed Sustainability Charter 2030 at XXIX Congress

The Charter contains concrete feed sector actions at EU and national level featuring animal nutrition solutions that can help increase the sustainability of livestock farming operations. During the event, FEFAC published its Feed Sustainability...

Review of the RED – Molasses for Food Alliance again identifies risk of losing raw materials against biofuels producers

The Molasses for Food Alliance, of which FEFAC is a member, has reminded that molasses should not be included in the Annex IX of the Renewable Energy Directive (REDII), in the context of its ongoing review due by June 2021 Despite evidences...

Free participation to digital FEFAC XXIX Congress 25 September 2020

The FEFAC XXIX Congress will take place for the first time as a fully digital livestream session on 25 September 2020 (9h30-11h00 CET), in partnership with BFA (the Belgian Feed Association). The roadmap towards a carbon-neutral feed and...

Joint COCERAL/FEDIOL/FEFAC statement on Fighting deforestation

The industry and trade members of COCERAL, FEDIOL and FEFAC share public concern of the incidence of fires on native vegetation, wildlife and on local communities. Fires in the Amazon region are raising particular attention because of their alleged...

GFLI Gearing-Up for Launch

The non-profit Global Feed LCA Institute (GFLI) is on its way to becoming fully operational. It is now possible for organizations to join GFLI as a member. In September 2019 GFLI was legally incorporated in Washington, DC (USA). During the first...

PRESS RELEASE: FEFAC launches new website and logo

FEFAC XXIX Congress on 24-25 September 2020 will take place in Antwerp as physical event FEFAC has launched a new website to facilitate access to information about the European compound feed and premixtures industry and any relevant FEFAC...

FEFAC signs open letter highlighting the value of animal agriculture

Almost 70 groups and individuals representing farmers, producers, vets and researchers from across the world have written an “open letter” to highlight the valuable role that animal agriculture has held during the Covid-19 pandemic. The open...

PRESS RELEASE: Asbjørn Børsting elected new FEFAC President at 65th General Assembly

“FEFAC Members are ready to play their part to support sustainable food systems” The FEFAC’s 65th General Assembly, held today via videoconference, elected Mr Asbjørn Børsting as its new President, for the next term 2020 – 2023. Mr...

PRESS RELEASE: EU Compound feed production in 2019 down by 0.8%

A further significant decrease expected in 2020 due to COVID-19 impacts Compound feed production estimates for 2019  The industrial compound feed production for farmed animals[1] in the EU-28[2] for 2019 is estimated at...

PRESS RELEASE: Partnership and incentives key to the sustainable transformation of our supply chains

COCERAL, FEDIOL and FEFAC, joining efforts as the EU grain chain, have released today their views on how to accelerate action against deforestation. The paper comes at a crucial moment in the EU debate, shortly after the release of the Farm to...

PRESS RELEASE: EU feed industry on the right track for responsible & deforestation-free soy

Soybean meal used in animal feed production is increasingly sourced in a responsible way including certified ‘deforestation-free soy products. The IDH Soy Monitor 2018, published on 28 May 2020, points to 38% of soybean meal equivalent of total...

PRESS RELEASE: “No sustainable food systems without animal production”

FEFAC response to Farm-to-Fork and biodiversity strategies FEFAC welcomes the EU Commission’s willingness to strengthen food security at both global and EU level and the resilience of EU agriculture and food systems in its communication on FTF...

An animal health scientist’s point of view on the alleged connection between food production and COVID-19

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COVID-19 IMPACTS ON THE EU GRAIN TRADE, OILCRUSHING FARM ANIMAL FEED SECTOR

During these times of crisis, COCERAL, FEDIOL, FEFAC, their member associations and individual companies are fully committed to fulfil their core mission: to continuously supply the food and feed chain by ensuring that nutritious and safe products...

JOINT STATEMENT FROM THE INTERNATIONAL LIVESTOCK PARTNERSHIP ON COVID-19

In these troubled times, international collaboration between the governmental and private sectors is more important than ever to ensure food safety, food security and nutrition and thus improving the general welfare of people around the world....

European compound feed and premix sector commitment to ensure food security by providing essential feed products and services to livestock and fish farmers

FEFAC, its member associations and individual feed companies are fully committed, to fulfil their core mission: providing Europe’s farm animals and farmed fish with the adequate nutrition to ensure safe and high-quality foodstuffs of animal...

PRESS RELEASE: EU grains, oilseeds and feed value chain partners call on the Commission to take urgent steps to avoid disruption of food and feed supply in Europe

Brussels, 17 March 2020 – Given the dramatic consequences of the spread of COVID-19, the priority of the whole food and feed supply chain is obviously to strictly comply with EU and national instructions to prevent further dissemination of the...

The EU livestock chain calls for a fair recognition of the assets of the livestock sector in Sustainable Food Systems

Ahead of the publication of the Farm to Fork Strategy, a gathering of 11 EU organisations of the livestock chain, including FEFAC, issued a common vision on the Green Deal, highlighting the positive contribution of animal products and feed to...

PRESS RELEASE: Registration Open To FEFAC XXIX Congress

“TOWARDS A CARBON NEUTRAL FEED AND LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY” FEFAC has opened the registration for its XXIX Congress on 3-5 June 2020. The FEFAC XXIX Congress is organised in cooperation with BFA, the Belgian Feed Association, and takes place at...

Feed & Food 2018

The 2018 edition of the FEFAC statistical yearbook Feed & Food was finalized and edited in December 2019. The Feed & Food 2018 contains a number of data regarding the calendar year 2018 on feed (compound feed production, feed materials...

PRESS RELEASE: Significant increase of responsible soy usage by the European feed industry in 2018

FEFAC, representing the EU compound feed and premix industry carried out its 3rd internal monitoring on the usage of responsible soy for the calendar year 2018 FEFAC, representing the EU compound feed and premix industry carried out its 3rd...

PRESS RELEASE: The European Green Deal

The European Feed Industry committed to supporting further development of sustainable livestock and aquaculture systems FEFAC, representing the EU compound feed and premix industry, is offering its full cooperation to help achieve the new EU...