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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...