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HOW MUCH CEREAL PRODUCTION GOES TO FEED LIVESTOCK?

Cereals play a significant role in livestock feed, but most cereals used in animal feed are “feed-grade cereals”, i.e. not the same quality as cereals used in human food. This includes cereals that were grown for human food...

68th FEFAC Public Annual Meeting

68th FEFAC Public Annual Meeting Brussels, Belgium 31 May 2024 FEFAC, the European Feed Manufacturers’ Federation, is pleased to announce that the event programme of our 68th FEFAC Annual Public Meeting on 31 May...

Antibiotic use and farming: why do farmers need to use antibiotics?

No matter the type of farming practices used, just like when people get sick, animals occasionally get sick. And so, managing animal health on farms may require using veterinary medicines, including antibiotics, from time to time. Farmers have a...

FEFAC publishes an updated version of its statistical yearbook Feed & Food

The Feed & Food 2023 aims to provide an overview of the European feed sector’s economic development, focusing on the feed industry’s role as an integral part of the EU feed and food supply chain and its contribution to the European livestock...

Feed regulators & industry from around the world discuss critical issues with IFIF & FAO at the 17th International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM) / IFIF launches annual report 2022-2023

On 29-30 January 2024 in Atlanta (US), Government officials and representatives of the feed industry from around the globe gathered for the 17th annual International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM), which was organised by the Food and Agriculture...

PRESS RELEASE: 68th FEFAC PUBLIC ANNUAL MEETING

“EU Strategic Agenda 2024-2029: A Resilient and Competitive EU Livestock Sector" Brussels, 22 February 2024 FEFAC, the European Feed Manufacturers’ Federation, is pleased to announce its 68th Annual Public Meeting, to be held in Brussels...

PRESS RELEASE: Vote in Parliament on New Genomic Techniques

COCERAL, FEDIOL and FEFAC acknowledge progress by the European Parliament’s decision in favour of the Regulation on New Genomic Techniques and remain committed to supporting further improvement of the text On 7 February, the European Parliament...

Netflix's "You are what you eat": experts' views on this trend

Over the past few years, we’ve seen several documentaries, some may even say ‘docufictions’, presenting the livestock sector and meat consumption in a negative, generalised way. But why is this? Could it be because such a hot topic easily...

Ermias Kebreab: the livestock sector can be part of the solution to the climate crisis

Livestock can be part of the solution to the climate crisis. But how can we improve the whole sector and reduce GHG emissions? Where are the main opportunities in implementing climate change mitigation, for example, through cattle management? We...

The impact of meat consumption on our health

The original article can be found at European Livestock Voice. Meat has been and continues to be an important food source, delivering a wide range of valuable nutrients our bodies can easily absorb. Along with other animal-source foods like...

EU Compound Feed Production Estimates for 2023 and Market Outlook 2024

The industrial compound feed production within the EU27 is expected to undergo a further reduction in 2023, with an estimated decline of nearly 2.4 million tons. EU compound feed production (EU27) for farmed animals in 2023 is estimated at 144.3...

Agri-Food Chain Coalition launches EU Strategic Agenda 2024-2029

The Agri-Food Chain Coalition (AFCC) has published a recommendation for the EU Strategic Agenda 2024-2029 to include the strengthening of the  European food autonomy and resilience as well as enhancing the competitiveness and...

How to Manage Animal Stress in Livestock Production

The original article can be found at European Livestock Voice. Animals can experience stress for several reasons: fatigue or injury; hunger, thirst or temperature changes; unfamiliar people, handling, changes in environment or surroundings, etc....

Job Opening for FEFAC Office Manager

Job Description: Office Manager, FEFAC aisbl Position Overview: We are seeking a highly organized and motivated individual to join our European trade association as a Full-Time Office Manager. As an integral part of our small team, you will...

A Few Facts About Livestock and Land Use

Consumers rarely know about the contributions of livestock to our land and the positive aspects of grazing. Instead, livestock farming is often perceived as simply exploiting our soils and using more and more land to grow feed for animals...

Job Opening for FEFAC Junior Digital Communications Officer

FEFAC, The European Feed Manufacturers Association, is actively enhancing its communication efforts and is currently looking for a Junior Digital Communication Officer on a part-time, 30-hour-per-week contract basis. Role Overview FEFAC is...

"The future of livestock in the EU and beyond": working together towards ending polarization around animal husbandry

https://youtu.be/HFN8zf0xcLc European Livestock Voice partner associations representing the livestock value chain came together to host an open exchange on the future of livestock in the EU and beyond. The invite-only event took place on...

New European Soy Monitor 2021 Report: European Feed Industry Continues its Commitment to Responsible Soy

On 20 September 2023, the European Soy Monitor 2021 was published, containing an overview of estimations on the use of responsible and deforestation-free soy in European animal feed production in 2021. The report points to 40% of soybean meal...

“Let’s Have a European Tax on Meat” - 4 Reasons Not to Be Fooled by this Simplistic Narrative!

Early September Eric Lambin, one of the Chief Scientific Advisors to the European Commission gave an interview for the European Science-Media Hub about his vision for sustainable food consumption in the EU. I found that several interesting...

FEFAC Publishes 3rd Feed Sustainability Progress Report

FEFAC is pleased to announce the publication of its 3rd Feed Sustainability Charter Progress Report. The publication is a special edition, dedicated to facilitating the implementation of the ambitions of the FEFAC Feed Sustainability Charter,...

Different GHGs Have Different Impacts on Climate

Methane is the second largest contributor to warming after CO2. However, assessing the significance of methane as a greenhouse gas is more complicated than for CO2, according to a recent paper published by the Animal Task Force...

Job Opening for FEFAC Office Manager

Job Description: Office Manager, FEFAC aisbl Position Overview: We are seeking a highly organized and motivated individual to join our European trade association as a Full-Time Office Manager. As an integral part of our small team, you will...

From Farm to Table (FEFAC statistics 2022 in Charts)

Discover the latest release of FEFAC 2022 Illustrated Statistics ”From Farm to Table”, now accessible on the official FEFAC website. This publication presents an array of insights encompassing compound feed production, consumption of feed...

FEFAC Soy Sourcing Guidelines 2023 Update Includes Conversion-Free Soy as Essential Criterion

FEFAC is pleased to announce the release of an updated version of the FEFAC Soy Sourcing Guidelines. The key change in this “2023 update” is that the criterion on the protection of natural ecosystems has become an essential requirement. This...

European Livestock Voice: Sustainable Animal Feeding Strategies

The European livestock sector faces great challenges: improving its environmental performance and enhancing animal health and welfare. The EU Green Deal and the Farm to Fork Strategy have set political expectations while societal...

OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2023-2032

The OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2023–2032 offers valuable insights into the prospects of global agricultural commodity and fish markets over the next decade. The report, a collaborative effort between the OECD and FAO, sheds light on the...

The Scapecow

It’s always easy to blame the cows for climate change and to compare cattle to some of the more polluting industries, but isn’t it time to stop making cows the scapegoats for all of our environmental challenges? In the...

AAC Recommendations on the circularity of fish feed

The Aquaculture Advisory Council, the consultative body established by the EU Commission as part of its action plan to develop EU aquaculture in the EU and of which FEFAC is an active member, adopted a set of recommendations to the attention of...

IFIF Nutritional Innovation Toolkit

IFIF, the International Feed Industry Federation, which FEFAC is a member of, has published a ‘Nutritional Innovation Toolkit’ to support the integration of animal nutrition as a key actionable tool to maintain animal health and welfare. The...

FEFAC 30th Congress: Resilience of Sustainable EU food production systems – Role of Circular feed

FEFAC, DAKOFO, and FS, representing respectively the European, Danish and Swedish feed industries, organised the 30th FEFAC Congress on 14-16 June 2023 in Ystad (Sweden), dedicated to the “Resilience of Sustainable EU food production systems –...

Pedro Cordero Elected as New FEFAC President at the 68th General Assembly

“FEFAC Members will support the Green Transition of Livestock & Aquaculture Farmers with Circular Feed Solutions” FEFAC’s 68th General Assembly, held on 14 June 2023 in Ystad, Sweden, during FEFAC’s 30th FEFAC Congress, elected Mr...

Contribution of advanced feeding strategies to enhanced and circular sustainable livestock and aquaculture production

FEFAC initiated an awareness campaign on the potential benefits of advanced feeding strategies for enhanced and circular sustainable livestock and aquaculture production. The objective is to facilitate access to chain partners and decision-makers to...

FEFAC 30th Congress – Practical Information

FEFAC, DAKOFO, and FS, representing respectively the European, Danish and Swedish feed industries, welcome all attendees to the FEFAC 30th Congress from June 14-16. This year Congress to be held on 14-16 June 2023 in Ystad (Sweden), dedicated...

A new study on the impact of biofuel demand on the European market for rendered animal fats

A new study (carried out by Cerulogy) on behalf of Transport & Environment (T&E) shows Europe’s growing use of animal fats to power its cars and planes. According to a study use of animal fat biodiesel has doubled...

Joint Business statement on the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CS3D)

European business remains supportive of the objectives of the proposed directive on corporate sustainability due diligence (CS3D) and we urge co-legislators to work on a reasonable approach that is manageable for companies in practice. The European...

Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) EU Grain and Oilseeds Sector React to European Parliament Vote

COCERAL, FEDIOL, and FEFAC, representing the EU grain and oilseed trade, the industrycrushing oilseeds, refining vegetable oils and the animal feed industry, approve theEuropean Parliament’s push for stronger alignment of the CSDDD with the...

EFFPA EU Green Week Webinar

06 June 2023 |10:00-11:00am | Registration Discover what significant role food manufacturers and retailers can play in the circular green economy by making former foodstuffs available for animal feed production. Join us for a webinar...

Policy Proposal for Plants derived from New Genomic Techniques

FEFAC and other 19 agri-food value chain organisations sent a letter to the Commission regarding the planned legislative proposal on New Genomic Techniques (NGTs). The new proposal should treat NGT-derived plants and seeds based in the same...

Leading EU agri-food chain organisations unite in a call for more involvement around the shaping of the future legislative Framework for Sustainable Food Systems

Today, 31 organisations representing all the leading organisations of the food chain in the EU, including FEFAC, sent a joint letter to the European Commission asking to be more involved in the building process of the Farm to Fork flagship...

Micronutrient Shortfalls of the Eat-Lancet Diet

The EAT-Lancet planetary health diet is lacking in nutrients. A new study estimates all nutritional and micronutrient deficiencies of the “global planetary health” diet proposed by the EAT-Lancet Commission...

ReFuel EU: Animal fats category 3 are not suitable for Sustainable Aviation Fuels

Following the provisional political agreement concluded between the European Parliamentand Council of the EU on the ReFuel EU Aviation proposal on 25 April, APAG (a sector group of Cefic), FEDIAF and FEFAC would like to express our views. This...

EU Compound feed production estimates for 2022 / Market Outlook 2023

Industrial compound feed production in the EU decreased by more than 5 Mio tons in 2022 compared to 2021. The main market drivers for 2023 are avian influenza, economic uncertainty, and “green and animal welfare” policies. EU compound feed...

Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) EU Grain and Oilseeds Sector Welcome Stronger Alignment with UN/OECD Principles in JURI Vote

COCERAL, FEDIOL, and FEFAC, representing the EU grain and oilseed trade, the industrycrushing oilseeds, refining vegetable oils and the animal feed industry, support the JURIcommittee’s effort to improve consistency of the CSDDD with the...

National import bans for Ukrainian Grain & feedstuffs / FEFAC calling on EU Council Presidency and European Commission to safeguard the Single Market and the EU’s reliability as a trade partner

FEFAC, representing the EU compound feed & premix manufacturers, urges the EU Council Presidency and the European Commission to seek rapid and effective solutions to tackle the recent unilateral decisions...

COCERAL, FEDIOL, and FEFAC Call for Targeted Country Partnerships and Clear Guidelines for EU Deforestation-free Commodities Regulation Implementation

Following the formal approval of the Deforestation-free Commodities Regulation, COCERAL, FEDIOL, and FEFAC call on the European Commission and Member States to work with stakeholders to facilitate the implementation of the Regulation. Many...

APAG, FEDIAF and FEFAC welcome the outcome of the RED III provisional agreement and trust that animal fats CAT 3 remains excluded from Annex IX

Brussels, 7 April 2023 – Following the provisional political agreement concluded between the European Parliament and Council of the EU on the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive, APAG (a sector group of Cefic), FEDIAF and FEFAC welcome the...

The role of meat in society: presenting the Dublin Declaration of Scientists" on 12 April 2023

The Animal Task Force (which FEFAC is a member of) and the Belgian Association for Meat Science and Technology (BAMST) cohost a symposium on 12 April morning to communicate the main findings of the recent Dublin Summit “The Societal Role of Meat -...

Working together for more balanced views on European Livestock

European Livestock Voice and the Spanish national platform Somos Ganaderia hosted an event in the auspices of the FIGAN agricultural fair in Zaragoza, Spain to discuss the current political, economic and societal challenges the livestock sector in...

Fuel EU: Animal fats category 3 are not suitable for Sustainable Maritime Fuels

Following the provisional political agreement concluded between theEuropean Parliament and Council of the EU on the Fuel EU Maritime proposal, APAG, FEDIAF andFEFAC would like to express their views. Last week, the European Parliament and the...

FEFAC response to European Commission Proposal on Green Claims Directive

FEFAC has taken note of the European Commission Proposal for a Directive on Green Claims, published on 22 March 2023, mainly addressing communication of green claims towards consumers. FEFAC members have succeeded in establishing a...

FEFAC publishes an updated version of its statistical yearbook Feed & Food

The Feed & Food 2022 aims to provide an overview of the European feed sector's economic development, focusing on the feed industry's role as an integral part of the EU feed and food supply chain and its contribution to the European livestock and...

Feed Chats: Episode 9 with Andrea Bertaglio

Episode 9 of Feed Chats had Andrea Bertaglio from European Livestock Voice join as a guest with Anton van den Brink, Deputy Secretary General at FEFAC, moderating the session. The episode is dedicated to the work surrounding the European...

EU feed autonomy: Closing the gaps in European food security

The European Parliament Research Service (EPRS) published a briefing on EU feed autonomy: Closing the gaps in European food security. Such briefings are addressed to the Members and staff of the European Parliament for their parliamentary work and...

The Importance of Effective Science Communication

Reading and understanding a scientific study is not an easy task. Science is often reserved for professionals and academics only. But the results of scientific studies should be understandable to everyone to help them...

30th FEFAC Congress in Ystad (Sweden) on Circular feed for sustainable livestock & aquaculture systems

FEFAC, together with its Swedish (FS - Foder & Spannmål) and Danish (DAKOFO) member associations will host the 30th FEFAC Congress in Ystad (Sweden) on 14 – 16 June 2023. The main theme of the Public Annual meeting will focus on the...

The Actual Size of European Livestock Farms

Europe’s farms offer a great diversity of food products from one region to another, so the average farm size is quite difficult to define. What is known for sure is that family farming has always been a cornerstone of...

EU Legislation for Deforestation-free Supply Chains: Call for Strong EU Country Partnerships to Mitigate Exclusion of Smallholders

COCERAL, FEDIOL, and FEFAC, representing the EU grain and oilseed trade, crushing and animal feed industry, urge the Council and European Parliament to ensure mandatory structural engagement between the European Commission and Member States and...

Registration is now open for FEFAC 30th Congress

FEFAC, DAKOFO, and FS, representing respectively the European, Danish and Swedish feed industry, invite you to the 30th FEFAC Congress to be held on 14-16 June 2023 in Ystad (Sweden), dedicated to the “Resilience of Sustainable EU food...

Joint Reaction to the Provisional Deal between European Parliament and Council on the EU Regulation for deforestation-free supply chains

The European Parliament and the Council concluded, last night, trilogue negotiations on the EU Deforestation Regulation. COCERAL, FEDIOL, and FEFAC, acknowledge the efforts to swiftly strike a deal and set an ambitious EU framework that will prevent...

EMA: -47% Decrease in Animal Antibiotics Sales in the Past Ten Years

Annual sales of antibiotics in the EU/EEA, Switzerland and the UK have almost halved in ten years, from 2011 to 2021. This is the latest data from the European Medicines Agency‘s (EMA) annual report on...

Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive EU Grain and Oilseeds Sector Welcomes Council General Approach

COCERAL, FEDIOL, and FEFAC, representing the EU grain and oilseed trade, crushing and animal feed industry, welcome the improvements provided by the Council’s General Approach to the Commission’s Proposal on a Directive for Corporate...

Follow the live ENAJ forum “Women in agriculture”

 The second ENAJ forum will occur on Friday, 8th December, from 17h15. Like the year before, you’ll be able to follow the live stream either on Facebook or on Youtube.  Thanks to a member of the European Parliament, Mme...

AFCC calls to strengthen food systems’ resilience during crisis times through innovation

On Monday, 28th  November, the Agri-Food Chain Coalition (AFCC) held an event at the European Parliament around the need to strengthen food systems’ resilience and autonomy during crisis, hosted by MEP Marlene Mortler. The event brought...

Commission publishes latest forecasts on EU feed protein production and trade

Original Article by DG AGRI here The Commission has published its latest EU feed protein balance sheets, giving a full overview of its forecasts on EU production, trade (imports and exports), and domestic use of a broad range of feed protein...

Job Opening For EFFPA Policy Advisor

About EFFPA EFFPA represents the former foodstuffs processing sector at EU level. Former foodstuff processors convert food losses from food manufacturers and retailers into animal feed for food-producing animals. Please see this animation video...

Open letter on future Regulatory framework for Deforestation-free supply chains

On 2 November 2022, a group of EU associations sent an open letter (22_PR_22) to members at EU institutions to highlight their common concerns as regards the future regulatory framework for deforestation-free supply chains. The organisations point...

EU Compound Feed Production Forecast 2022

Compound feed demand is about to decrease by 5 Mio tons in 2022. The spread of animal diseases and the economic impact of the war in Ukraine are the main factors reducing demand. EU compound feed production (EU27) for farmed animals[1] in 2022 is...

The Dublin Declaration: The Call from The Scientific Community for An Evidence-Based Debate on Meat

On Wednesday, October 19, Teagasc – The Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority – hosted an important international event in Dublin about meat production and consumption. “The Societal Role of Meat – What the...

International Food Waste Awareness Day: Former Foodstuff Processing contribution to tackle food waste

In the context of the 3rd FAO International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste on 29 September 2022, EFFPA has published new videos, in 7 languages, to explain former foodstuff processing. In this process, food losses emerging at food...

Joint COCERAL, FEDIOL, and FEFAC Reaction to the European Parliament vote on the Deforestation Regulation

Following the European Parliament’s plenary vote on the Deforestation Regulation, COCERAL, FEDIOL, and FEFAC regret that the outcome falls short of the ambition to tackle global deforestation and risks fuelling supply chain shortages and price...

EU feed industry Concerns and Call for action at EU Council level to tackle exploding energy costs and their advsere impact on feed & food security

FEFAC member express their deep concerns about the exponentially rising costs linked to energy use by compound feed manufacturers, who provide an essential service to livestock farmers assuring feed and food security. At this pace, there is a...

FEFAC releases 2nd Sustainability Charter Progress Report

On 07 September 2022, FEFAC published its 2nd Sustainability Charter Progress Report, providing an overview of the past year on the FEFAC activities and deliverables in relation to the five ambitions that were included in the FEFAC Feed...

European Livestock Voice: Beyond The Headlines #MeatTheFacts

How Much Water for 1 Kg of Meat? It is often said that 15,000 litres of water are needed to produce 1kg of meat. This is an example of a shock statement used to make good headlines, but the calculations are too often misunderstood and...

Feedinfo Summit 2022: Shaping The Future of The Animal Nutrition and Feed Industry

Hilton Diagonal Mar, Barcelona | 26th & 27th September 2022 Registration The Feedinfo Summit brings together senior leaders from the global animal nutrition and feed sectors, to openly talk about the industry and help shape its future....

European Livestock Voice - Animal Husbandry and Circular Economy: The Importance of Former Foodstuff

The original article can be found on the European Livestock Voice website here: https://meatthefacts.eu/home/activity/beyond-the-headlines/animal-husbandry-and-circular-economy-the-importance-of-former-foodstuff/ An overlooked fact about the...

European Livestock Voice - Circular Feed: Key to Sustainability

The original article can be found on the European Livestock Voice website here: https://meatthefacts.eu/home/activity/beyond-the-headlines/circular-feed-key-to-sustainability/ “Circular Feed” for animals is a relatively recent concept, even...

Parliament committee keeps role for biofuels in fighting climate change, boosting food security and ensuring European energy independence

Joint statement from EU biofuels, food and feed chain partners – from harvesting to transformation for food, feed and energy uses – after the ITRE vote to preserve a key role for crop-based biofuels The European Parliament has taken a...

Joint COCERAL, FEDIOL, and FEFAC Statement

COCERAL, FEDIOL, and FEFAC Welcome Stronger EU Partnerships with Producing Countries in ENVI Report on EU Deforestation-free Commodities Regulation but Regret Traceability Following the vote in the ENVI committee on the Regulation for...

Highlights of FEFAC-Nevedi Joint Public Annual Meeting 2022

FEFAC and Nevedi, representing respectively the European and Dutch feed industry, co-organised the 66th FEFAC Public Annual meeting on 2 June 2022 in Utrecht, during the VICTAM/VIV Europe Expo. The meeting was on “EU Food & Feed autonomy in...

Joint COCERAL, FEDIOL, and FEFAC Reaction to the Council General Approach on the Deforestation Regulation

Following the adoption of the General Approach of the Council on the EC proposal for a regulation on deforestation-free products during the Environment Council meeting of 28 June, COCERAL, FEDIOL, and FEFAC welcome certain elements like the...

Copa-Cogeca publishes a video about Carbon Farming

Copa-Cogeca, with the support of European Livestock Voice, has released an animation video to explain the topic of Carbon Farming, which is defined as farm management practices that aim to deliver climate mitigation in agriculture. The video covers...

FEFAC Publication on Circular Feed

FEFAC released its new publication on “Circular Feed – Optimised Nutrient Recovery Through Animal Nutrition”. The publication showcases the European feed industry's practical interpretation and illustration of the circular feed concept,...

Video: What the Global Feed LCA Institute (GFLI) can do for you?

GFLI is a non-profit organization looking for support to improve Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) data on animal feed raw materials. The Institute’s aim is to support the feed sector’s efforts to reduce the environmental footprint of animal feed...

Joint Statement - World Food Safety Day: EU Agri-food chain’s commitment to safer food for better health

World Food Safety Day is an important way to raise awareness on the need to prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks. To mark the fourth World Safety Day today, CELCAA, Copa-Cogeca, EuroCommerce, FEFAC and FoodDrinkEurope want to reiterate their...

FEFAC-Nevedi joint public event on “EU Food & Feed autonomy in times of geopolitical crisis”

FEFAC President Asbjørn Børsting and Nevedi Board member Bastiaan van Tilburg opened the conference. FEFAC President Asbjørn Børsting: “On the global markets, we have now a very difficult situation following the Russian invasion of Ukraine,...

FEFAC-Nevedi 2 June 2022 Joint Public Event: Online registration open

FEFAC and Nevedi, representing respectively the European and Dutch feed industry, will co-host the 66th FEFAC Public Annual meeting on 2 June 2022 in Utrecht, during the VICTAM/VIV Europe Expo, expecting more than 200 delegates from the EU feed...

EU Compound feed production in 2021 / Market Outlook 2022

Industrial compound feed production in the EU remained stable in 2021. Looking forward, the spread of animal diseases and the continuing global grain market rally fuelled by the Russian reinvasion of Ukraine is expected to reduce compound feed...

FEFAC & NEVEDI joint Public Annual Meeting in Utrecht / Welcome Video Message

Just 1 month to go until the FEFAC and Nevedi 66th FEFAC Public Annual Meeting on 2 June 2022 in Utrecht, during the VICTAM/VIV Europe Expo. You can register for the event here. We now have a confirmed programme, speakers lineup and practical...

Second ITC Roundtable - Industry responses to deforestation: methodologies & approaches implemented in Global Value Chains

The International Trade Centre (ITC) an agency of the United Nations based in Switzerland, is convening four rounds of private-public consultations and development of concrete plans of actions for “Deforestation-free Global Value Chains” in...

20 Soy Schemes Pass the Independent Benchmarking Process Against FEFAC Soy Sourcing Guidelines 2021

Nearly all benchmarked schemes can provide ‘conversion-free soy’ to the feed industry FEFAC and ITC are very pleased to announce that five more schemes offering responsible soy products to the European feed market have successfully passed the...

Feed regulators & industry from around the world discuss critical issues with IFIF & FAO at the 15th International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM)

The 15th annual International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM) organized by the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) brought together feed industry representatives and...

Recording & presentations from Webinar on Circular Feed: The future potential of nutrient recovery through animal nutrition now made available

The 6th edition of the FEFAC Charter 2030 Webinar Series, took place on the 31st of March 2022. This webinar focused on the concept of circular feed, wherespeakers from the insects, algae, phosphorous and former foodstuffs processing sectors were...

FEFAC-Nevedi joint public event in Utrecht on 2 June 2022

FEFAC and Nevedi, representing respectively the European and Dutch feed industry, will co-host the 66th FEFAC Public Annual meeting on 2 June 2022 in Utrecht, during the VICTAM/VIV Europe Expo. The main theme of the Public Annual meeting will focus...

ITC Roundtable on Deforestation-free Global Value Chains

Fighting against global deforestation and forest degradation at the international level has become a worldwide priority, and the European Union is developing a proposal for a new regulation on “deforestation-free” products. The International...

A joint call for an EU strategy on plant protein

The Stakeholders – COPA & COGECA, FEFAC and EUROSEEDS – in view of the recent EU Council declaration in Versailles in which the Heads of State or Government listed the intention to improve food security by reducing EU dependencies on key...

FEFAC webinar on Circular Feed 31 March 2022

The current Ukraine crisis situation demonstrates again the vulnerabilities in the EU food system, and in particular the dependencies on imports for a wide range of feed ingredients. It amplifies the importance of exploring the potential for...

EU Council Versailles declaration on food security & feed autonomy / impact of Ukraine crisis on EU feed supply chain

FEFAC, representing the EU compound feed and premix manufacturers, strongly welcomes the EU Council declaration in Versailles on food security (22_DOC_32) following the Russian invasion of Ukraine: “we will improve our food security by reducing...

The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the impact on grains and oilseeds markets

COCERAL, FEDIOL and FEFAC share their deep sorrow with the Ukrainian people, as the humanitarian tragedy is unfolding in the country and the Russian Federation continues its unprovoked invasion of a sovereign state. Companies in our sectors across...

EU Legislation for Deforestation-free Supply Chains EU Grain and Oilseeds Sector warns against pitfalls of current draft

COCERAL, FEDIOL, and FEFAC, representing the EU grain and oilseed trade, crushing and animal feed industry, support the EU’s ambition to halt deforestation and only allow imports of deforestation-free products in Europe. For the EU framework to...

Feed Chats: Episode 7 with Liesbeth Verheyen

Episode 7 of Feed Chats had Policy Advisor in Sustainability, Environment & Climate at the Belgian Feed Association (BFA), Liesbeth Verheyen, join as a guest. Anton van den Brink, Senior Policy & Communications Manager at FEFAC, moderated...

EU Brochure on Blue Farming & Sustainable Aquaculture Published in all official EU languages

Blue farming in the European Green Deal: A new strategic vision for sustainable aquaculture production and consumption in the European Union. The brochure published in September last year by the European Commission in EN has now been released...

Online training on PEFCR Marine Fish for Human Consumption

On 15 February 14h30-16h30 CET, the European Commission will organise a training that will provide an overview of the PEFCR Marine Fish for Human Consumption and give initial information to companies aiming at implementing PEF studies under this...

GFLI launches its branded data pilot

On 27 January, the Global Feed LCA Institute (GFLI) announced the launch of the branded data pilot. Details and criteria have been drafted by GFLI’s technical experts over the past months with the purpose of defining a robust process and...

JOINT STATEMENT: Farm to Fork Strategy: how to reach the targets?

27th January 2022 With the Farm to Fork deadline looming in 8 years’ time and no comprehensive impactassessment in sight, we must build solution-oriented policies, based on the available datawe have at hand, with innovation as their...

GFLI makes available Q&A and database Guidance Document

On 21 December 2021, the GFLI published a Q&A and database Guidance Document in an effort to provide an explanation about the understanding of the GFLI Database. The Q&A addresses matters such as how to access the GFLI database, what to do...

FEFAC publishes an updated version of its statistical yearbook Feed & Food

The Feed & Food 2021 aims to provide an overview of the European feed sector's economic development, focusing on the feed industry role in an integral part of the EU feed and food supply chain and its contribution to the European livestock and...

LCA datasets on processed former foodstuffs added to the GFLI Database

On 7 December 2021, the GFLI announced that LCA datasets on processed former foodstuffs from The Netherlands and the UK were added to its Database. The LCA datasets have been generated through primary data collection by EFFPA members VIDO...

Translations of FEFAC brochure on co-products available

In 2019 FEFAC made a publication on the use of co-products in the European compound feed industry. Through efforts by FEFAC members BFA (BE) and Assalzoo (IT), the following translations have been made...

Dialogue Opens with EVP Timmermans on the Future of European Livestock Farming

On 7 December sector associations from European Livestock Voice invited EVP Timmermans to visit a beef and dairy farm in the Wallonia region of Belgium. The visit organised in cooperation with local farming Union FWA, was a great opportunity for...

EU legislation against deforestation: the EU grain and oilseed chain flags wrong approach as the proposal only focuses on cleaning up domestic supply chains from deforestation

Brussels, 17 November 2021 The European Commission released today its proposal for a Regulation covering certain commodities associated with deforestation, demonstrating that Europe is serious about fighting the issue. COCERAL, FEDIOL and FEFAC,...

Three More Soy Schemes Pass Benchmarking Pass Benchmarking Process against FEFAC Soy Sourcing Guidelines 2021

All benchmarked schemes so far highlight the availability of ‘conversion-free soy’ FEFAC and ITC are very pleased to announce that three more schemes offering responsible soy products to the European feed market have successfully passed the...

Job opening for EFFPA Policy Advisor

The European Former Foodstuffs Processors Association have a job opening for a Policy Advisor position (30h/w). The EFFPA Policy Advisor contributes to the policy objectives that the organisation has set out. There is still an unlocked potential in...

Compound feed production 2021 is expected to slightly decrease by 0.16%

2021 EU compound feed production has been affected by the spread of animal diseases and the continuing Global grain market rally.  EU 27 compound feed production for food producing animals in 2021 is estimated at 149,9 mio. t., a slight...

FEFAC publishes factsheets about the PEFCR Feed

The two factsheets are developed with a view to helping compound feed manufacturers with their understanding of the PEFCR Feed for Food-Producing Animals. This publication contains the methodology (i.e. rulebook) for how to measure and...

Farm to Fork conference 2021 Wrap Up Video

The second edition of the Farm to Fork conference was held in the days preceding World Food Day 2021: 14-15 October 2021. The conference was hosted this year by the European Commissioner for Health & Food Safety, Ms. Stella Kyriakides, the...

Joint Statement on the European Parliament plenary vote on the Farm to Fork Strategy

Yesterday, the European Parliament voted on its Farm to Fork own initiative report. Food chainactors acknowledge the signal sent by this vote but regret the climate in which the vote tookplace. We talked about everything but the actual means and...

Outcome of the WUR study on livestock

The European Commission launched an ambitious Green Deal roadmap aimed at making agriculture more environmentally sustainable, nature-inclusive and contributing to the mitigation of greenhouse gas emission. A probable consequence, however, is that...

Recording & presentations from FEFAC & AFIA webinar on feed industry contributions to help animal production reach zero-net GHG emission targets

The 5th edition of the FEFAC Charter Webinar Series 2021, took place on the 19th of October 2021, at 16:00 CET. Co-organised with our partner AFIA (American Feed Industry Association), this webinar takes place in times of events of global...

DG AGRI autumn 2021 edition of the short-term outlook report

DG AGRI published its short-term outlook report Autumn 2021 highlighting the current commodity prices surge According to the report, a conjunction of factors, among them the recovery of the EU, US and Chinese economies contributed to the current...

Farm to Fork - It's Time to Listen to What the Data Says

Food chain actors all agree with the main principles set out in the Farm to Fork strategy and are fully aware that constant and substantial improvement must be made to ensure a more sustainable approach for our food systems. Nevertheless, several...

Feed Chats: Episode 3 with Séverine Deschandelliers

Episode 3 of Feed Chats had President of FEFANA, Séverine Deschandelliers, joined as a guest with Anton van den Brink, Senior Policy & Communications Manager at FEFAC, moderating the session. The episode is dedicated to a joint webinar FEFAC...

Five More Soy Schemes Pass Benchmarking Process Against FEFAC Soy Sourcing Guidelines 2021

All benchmarked schemes so far highlight the availability of ‘conversion-free soy’ FEFAC and ITC are very pleased to announce that five more schemes offering responsible soy to the European feed market, have passed the independent...

IFIF Annual Report 2020 / 2021 launched

The 2020/21 IFIF annual report highlights the Federation’s work, partnerships and accomplishments over the last two years, including an update from IFIF’s national & regional association members from around the globe. In the last two years,...

Save the date: FEFAC - ATF workshop on EU research in animal nutrition on 18 November afternoon

FEFAC in partnership with the Animal Task Force (ATF) holds a hybrid workshop on EU research in relation to animal nutrition in the EU on 18 November afternoon, with presentations of (interim) reports by managers of several consortia running EU...

FEDIOL releases its first monitoring of responsible soy up to the year 2020

FEDIOL releases its first monitoring of responsible soy up to the year 2020. The exercise is based on the voluntary reporting of FEDIOL’s member companies. It assesses the volumes of FEFAC Soy Sourcing Guidelines’ compliant soybeans bought and...

Feed Chats: Episode 2 with Jim Sutter

Episode 2 of Feed Chats had CEO of USSEC, Jim Sutter, join as a guest with Alexander Döring, Secretary General at FEFAC, moderating the session. The episode is dedicated to a joint webinar FEFAC and AFIA are holding on 19 October about feed...

Feedinfo Summit: Shaping the Future of the Animal Nutrition and Feed Industry

Looking for the next big thing in animal feed? Trying to resolve the unsolvable and struggling to meet sustainability and profitability requirements? Worried about the future of the animal nutrition industry and its global reputation? Join...

The Farm to Fork Strategy - what do studies say about its impact on the European livestock sector?

13 October, 11:30-12:30 via Zoom  A lot is said about the role livestock plays in our food systems, and the Farm to Fork and Biodiversity strategies have been driving debates on what sustainable food systems and food production should look like...

International Food Waste Awareness Day: EFFPA publishes video to explain former foodstuff processing

In the framework of the 2nd International Food Waste Awareness Day on 29 September 2021, EFFPA has published a video to explain former foodstuff processing. In this process, food losses emerging at food manufacturer and retail level are processed to...

The G20 Meeting on Agriculture ended with the adoption of a Joint Declaration

The G20 Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting, held in Florence on 17-18 September 2021, ended with the approval of a Final Declaration reaffirming the commitment to achieve food security in the framework of the three dimensions of...

Ruud Tijssens elected as IFIF Chair (2021 - 2023)

Ruud Tijssens, Royal Agrifirm and FEFAC Board member, was elected as new chairperson of IFIF at the IFIF General Assembly meeting held on 21 September 2021 for two years. The IFIF General Assembly elected Ruud Tijssens, Royal Agrifirm and FEFAC...

FEFAC launches Feed Chats

Mr Nick Major, Corporate Affairs Director ForFarmers and Chair GFLI, was the guest for the first episode with Anton van den Brink, Senior Policy & Communications Manager at FEFAC, moderating the session. The launch discussed a webinar FEFAC and...

Third European Sorghum Congress in Toulouse (France) on 12-13 October 2021

The third edition of the European Sorghum Congress will be held in Toulouse (France), on 12-13 October 2021. This year, the congress will focus on the downstream industry, as well as on highlighting outlet prospects in the feed, food, and...

Joint Declaration: The European Parliament must not make the Farm to Fork strategy untenable for the agri-food sector

On Thursday, the ENVI and AGRI Committees of the European Parliament will vote on their draft report presenting their official reaction to the Farm to Fork strategy. While the first studies on the impact of the strategy launched by the Commission in...

FEFAC encourages scientists to adopt and develop the "One Nutrition" concept in research on circular economy.

The ATF and EAAP held on 30 August 2021 in Davos, a session on “Mixed crop / livestock systems – do they deliver more resilient food systems?”. The purpose of the session was to look closely at interactions between crop and livestock...

Feed Mills Encyclopedia 2011-2021: Laurent Bellec unveils his photographic collection

The photographic artist Laurent Bellec issued an encyclopaedia dedicated to animal nutrition factories around the world. It comprises approximately 300 pictures that document uniquely the story of the industry as a whole. Laurent Bellec’s...

Upgrade of FEFAC’s Feed Sustainability Charter webpage

FEFAC has launched an upgraded webpage for their Feed Sustainability Charter 2030. At the XXIX FEFAC Congress on 25 September FEFAC launched its Feed Sustainability Charter 2030. The Charter is the European feed industry response to the EU Green...

Re-authorisation of non-ruminant Processed Animal Proteins (PAP) in non-ruminant feed

The Regulation re-authorising the use of porcine processed animal proteins (PAP) in poultry feed, avian PAP in pig feed, insect PAP in pig and poultry feed and ruminant gelatine in non-ruminant feed will enter into application on 6 September 2021....

First public consultation draft Marine Fish PEFCR launched

All relevant documents, including the comment forms, can be found on the project’s website, as well as the European Commission’s stakeholder workspace for the Marine Fish PEFCR. The public consultation will run from 2 August to 4 October....

Statement by the global livestock sector on delivering Sustainable Food Systems

In the margins of the United Nations Food System Pre-Summit (26-28 July 2021), global representative organisations of the livestock sector have made a statement as regards the contributions that the livestock sector makes to achieving the UN...

Animal nutrition strategies and options to reduce the use of antimicrobials in animal production

Antimicrobial resistance is a global and increasing threat. Stewardship campaigns have been established, and policies implemented, to safeguard the appropriate use of antimicrobials in humans, animals, and plants. Restrictions on their use in animal...

OECD FAO Agricultural Outlook 2021-2030

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation Development (OECD) and the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations published its OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2021-2030 providing a consensus assessment of the ten-year prospects for...

EPRUMA disappointed at MEPs’ lack of regard for animal health and welfare, and rejection of science

Brussels, 13 July 2021: EPRUMA was disappointed to see members of the ENVI Committee vote this week to reject the scientific assessment of the EMA, EFSA and ECDC. In a misguided bid to protect the use of antibiotics for human use and stem the...

FEFAC co-signs the EU Code of Conduct on Responsible Food Business and Marketing Practices

The EU Code of Conduct on Responsible Food Business and Marketing Practices, released on 5 July 2021, sets out the actions that the actors ‘between the farm and the fork’, such as food processors, food service operators and retailers, can...

EU40: Innovation, A buzzword or crucial tool for increasing sustainability in the food chain?

On June 14, EU40, alongside the Agri-Food Chain Collation, held a webinar titled ‘Innovation: A buzzword or crucial tool for increasing sustainability in the food chain?’. The webinar brought together innovation specialists, experts of the...

New European Soy Monitor Report published

New IDH European Soy Monitor, covering 2019 data, shows that out of the total soybean meal available for consumption in the EU28+; 42,2% was FEFAC compliant soy, i.e. 29.6 million tonnes. On 14 June 2021, the Sustainable trade initiative (IDH)...

FEFAC 65th Public Annual Meeting: Future Proofing Feed

The online conference included sessions that zoomed in on innovation in animal nutrition and new pathways to increased EU protein production. The recording of the event can be found here. At the digitally live-streamed 3-D platform used for the...

FEFAC publishes 1st Progress Report of Feed Sustainability Charter 2030 in margins of 65th Public Annual Meeting

The report presents highlights from the past year as well as intermediate results on the FEFAC commitments taken in the FEFAC Feed Sustainability Charter publication from September 2020. The 1st FEFAC Charter Progress Report on the road towards...

Launch Of Soy Benchmarking Tool For FEFAC Soy Sourcing Guidelines 2021

Six programmes part of the first batch of schemes that have successfully passed the benchmarked exercise against the FEFAC Soy Sourcing Guidelines 2021 FEFAC and ITC are very pleased to announce that the renewed Soy Benchmarking Tool for the...

EU+UK Compound feed production in 2020 stable / Market Outlook 2021

Industrial compound feed production in the EU remained stable in 2020 despite the combined effect of the spread of animal diseases (ASF & AI) and the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. EU compound feed production (EU 27[1]+UK) for farmed animals[2]...

World Food Safety Day: EU Agri-food chain’s commitment to safe food now for a healthy tomorrow

World Food Safety Day aims at drawing attention and inspiring action to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks. To mark the third World Safety Day today, CELCAA, Copa-Cogeca, EuroCommerce, FEFAC and FoodDrinkEurope want to reiterate their...

One week to go until FEFAC's 65th Public Annual Meeting: Future Proofing Feed!

Just one week to go until this year’s FEFAC Public Annual Meeting titled Future Proofing Feed, which takes place on June 11, 9:30-13:00. We offer a more interactive experience with attendees, as the event will take place in a virtual 3D conference...

Thirteen partners of the Agri-Food Chain Roundtable on Plant Protection react to Farm to Fork targets on plant protection products in a joint letter

Following the anniversary of the Farm to Fork Strategy on 20th May, today several members of the Agri-Food Chain Roundtable on Plant Protection have released a co-signed open letter about the importance of a holistic assessment before making any...

FEFAC President, Asbjørn Børsting, invites delegates to join FEFAC's 65th Public Annual Meeting: Future Proofing Feed

Ahead of the 65th Public Annual Meeting, FEFAC President, Asbjørn Børsting gives his welcoming statement to all partners, delegates and sponsors. This year’s event titled Future Proofing Feed, will take place on June 11, 9:30-13:00. Asbjørn...

Feed industry contribution to EU FTF targets on Animal Health & welfare

On 19 May, FEFAC and FEFANA have held their first joint EURACTIV virtual conference titled “Animal Health and Welfare: what role for Animal Nutrition?” The event was opened by a video statement from European Commissioner for Health and Food...

Without a comprehensive impact assessment, we will not be celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Farm to Fork strategy

Today marks one year to the day since the Farm to Fork strategy was presented in Brussels by the European Commission. However, we cannot celebrate its anniversary, as the strategy still raises too many questions in the European farming and agri-food...

FAO publishes its report on Agricultural trade & policy responses during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020

Measures adopted around the world to contain the COVID-19 outbreak helped curb the spread of the virus and lowered the pressure on health systems. However, they also affected the global trading system, and the supply and demand of agricultural and...

65th Public Annual Meeting: Future Proofing Feed #FutureOfFeed

FEFAC, the European Feed Manufacturers’ Federation, is pleased to announce the event programme and speakers of our 65th Public Annual Meeting: Future Proofing Feed on June 11 starting at 09:30 - 13:00 CET is confirmed. This year’s event will be...

Feed regulators and industry from around the world discuss critical issues with IFIF and FAO at 14th International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM)

The 14th annual International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM) organized by the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) brought together feed industry...

Food & Farming: What Future for Europe?

Does the Farm to Fork strategy offer more opportunities or obstacles for the European agri-food system? Rome - Brussels, 06 May 2021 - The live stream meeting, "Food and Farming: what future for Europe?" was held yesterday afternoon. This...

Full Recording available from webinar on Managing Methane Emissions in Livestock Farming

On April 12, FEFAC hosted a webinar on managing methane emissions in livestock farming. The online event was the third of the FEFAC Charter 2030 Webinar Series. The event was supported by the European Dairy Association (EDA) and the European...

Presentation made available from Dr André Bannink during Managing Methane Emissions in Livestock Farming

On April 12, FEFAC hosted a webinar on managing methane emissions in livestock farming. The online event was the third of the FEFAC Charter 2030 Webinar Series. The event was supported by the European Dairy Association (EDA and the European...

Animal Health and Welfare: what role for Animal Nutrition?

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the first-ever FEFAC/FEFANA public virtual conference: Animal Health and Welfare: what role for Animal Nutrition?The event, organised with EURACTIV, takes place on Wednesday, 19 May...

Registration now open for Webinar: Managing Methane Emissions in Livestock

FEFAC, the European Feed Manufacturers’ Federation, is pleased to announce the event programme and speakers of our webinar: Managing methane emissions in livestock on April 12 at 14:15 CET is confirmed. We are in particular highly pleased to...

The 9 Paradoxes of Farm to Fork

The 9 Paradoxes of Farm to Fork launched today in 7 European countries, a video appeal illustrates the Farm to Fork paradoxes that hinder the green transition. The European livestock sector offers to share its know-how for a genuinely sustainable...

Recordings available from Practical implementation of the PEFCR and GFLI: Delivering feed industry value to livestock & aquaculture customers.

On 17 March 2021, FEFAC and AFIA held their webinar on “Practical implementation of the PEFCR and GFLI: Delivering feed industry value to livestock & aquaculture customers”. The webinar puts the theory of the Product Environmental Footprint...

FEFAC Charter 2030 Webinar Series

FEFAC has launched a series of public webinars presenting our FEFAC key ambitions laid down in FEFAC’s Sustainability Charter 2030 as presented at our 1st FEFAC livestream Congress in September 2020. FEFAC public communication efforts to highlight...

Presentations available from Practical implementation of the PEFCR and GFLI: Delivering feed industry value to livestock & aquaculture customers.

On 17 March 2021, FEFAC and AFIA held their webinar on “Practical implementation of the PEFCR and GFLI: Delivering feed industry value to livestock & aquaculture customers”. The webinar puts the theory of the Product Environmental Footprint...

Opinion Piece: The future of our agriculture will depend on the consistency between the Green Deal and the EU trade policy

In February, the executive Vice-President and Commissioner for Trade, Valdis Dombrovskis presented a communication of fundamental importance for the EU farming sector; the EU trade policy review. For me, this announcement should be considered at...

#SoySourcingGuidelines2021 Highlights Video

FEFAC has now released a highlights video from our launch event of the Soy Sourcing Guidelines. The event featured a discussion with key stakeholders on the importance of achieving a common approach on responsible soy sourcing. One month...

CEFS webinar: Taxonomy Reconciling Virtual and Real Economy

CEFS (the European Association of Sugar Manufacturers) organised on 24 February 2021 the webinar “Taxonomy, Reconciling Virtual and Real Economy” under the patronage of MEP Sander, with the contribution of Commissioner McGuinness and...

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 event can be viewed here: Here below the presentations from the speakers can be found Opening presentations Daan Wensing, CEO of...

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...