68th FEFAC
Public Annual Meeting

FEFAC, the European Feed Manufacturers’ Federation, is pleased to announce that the event programme of our 68th FEFAC Annual Public Meeting on 31 May 2024 is available. 
This year’s event will be held in person and runs from 08:30 – 13:00 CET.

We are delighted and honoured to welcome Janusz Wojciechowski, EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Affairs, who kindly agreed to provide the opening speech at our event (online live), as well as Christiane Lambert, Copa President, who will offer a keynote presentation (in French, interpretation provided)

During the event, there will be two VIP expert panel sessions moderated by Rose O’ Donovan, Chief Editor of AGRAFACTS, and Anton van den Brink, FEFAC Deputy Secretary General.

The main theme of this year’s Public Annual Meeting is “How to boost EU feed autonomy and strengthen Circularity of the EU livestock sector?“.

The expert panels will discuss the following key topics:

  1. EU Open strategic autonomy objective for the EU Agri-food chain: EU Protein Plan
  2. Key market and regulatory drivers to increase the Circularity of the EU feed and livestock chain and reduce carbon emissions on feed ingredients

Other High-profile speakers and panelists from the European Commission and value chain partners will prompt a rich debate and discussions on the future direction of travel for the EU livestock and feed industry on the way to facilitate the green transition of the EU livestock sector, sustainably and profitably.

FEFAC President Pedro Cordero: “The European feed & livestock sector is again facing uncertain times in the context of rising geopolitical tension. We remain however fully committed to the objectives of the FEFAC Sustainability Charter 2030. Our companies are investing in innovative animal nutrition solutions for their customers which strengthen the resilience and competitiveness of the whole EU livestock and aquaculture sector. I welcome all members and stakeholders to attend our 68th FEFAC Public Annual Meeting to explore practical and economically viable value chain approaches meeting European consumers and societal demands”.

FEFAC welcomes you to our event and to engage with us by following FEFAC on Linkedin and Twitter and using our #FutureOfFeed.

Corteva, Inc. (NYSE: CTVA) is a global pure-play agriculture company that combines industry-leading innovation, high-touch customer engagement, and operational execution to profitably deliver solutions for the world’s most pressing agriculture challenges.

Corteva generates advantaged market preference through its unique distribution strategy, together with its balanced and globally diverse mix of seed, crop protection, and digital products and services.

With some of the most recognized brands in agriculture and a technology pipeline well-positioned to drive growth, the company is committed to maximizing productivity for farmers, while working with stakeholders throughout the food system as it fulfills its promise to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come.

Learn more at www.corteva.com.

Supporting growers with the transition to regenerative agriculture

Bayer is strongly positioned to provide farmers with an entire system of agriculture solutions as part of our offering. In the past we have looked at our solutions as pillars – seeds & traits, crop protection and digital technology – but the challenge of modern agriculture underscores the need for us to look at all three not as distinct offerings but as part of one holistic solution. 
By bringing together these platforms we can deliver agriculture solutions that, when combined, have the potential to increase agricultural yields, create commercial value for farmers and generate positive outcomes for nature.

For farmers, Bayer’s system approach opens new opportunities for farmers to meet future expectations at a time of uncertainty and change. For example, it can help farmers tap into new sources of revenue, such as receiving payments for carbon sequestered, and has the potential to help them grow their business in compliance with stringent new climate regulations.
In addition, a digitally-enabled, system-wide approach enables traceability in the food chain. It helps connect what is happening on the farm to consumers who are demanding and buying food with new expectations.

With our global reach, we’re working with partners around the world to help more farmers adopt regenerative farming practices. For Bayer, regenerative agriculture is an outcome-based production model, which mainly has improving soil health at its core and strengthening resilience as a key objective. Other principal aims include mitigating climate change, maintaining or restoring biodiversity, conserving water resources, as well as increasing yields and improving the economic and social well-being of farmers and their communities. |

As part of these efforts, we’re already offering farmers modular, rotational cropping systems for selected crops across different regions of the world that are adaptable to the needs of each farm.
In addition, we have a range of different agriculture innovations available in our portfolio that can serve as key building blocks of any regenerative farming system.

Learn more at www.bayer.com

Elanco is a global leader in animal health, committed to innovating and providing a broad range of products and services to prevent and treat diseases in farm animals and pets. Our mission is to create value for farmers, pet owners, veterinarians, stakeholders, and society at large. Driven by our vision of Food and Companionship Enriching Life and guided by the Elanco Healthy Purpose™ initiative, our goal is to advance the health of animals, people, and the planet. 

Our portfolio, including innovative feed additives, plays a crucial role in improving the sustainability of livestock farming by enhancing feed efficiency and reducing the environmental impact of animal production. Such innovations underpin Elanco’s efforts in bolstering sustainable, resilient food systems essential for meeting the global demand for protein, ensuring that nutritious, high-quality food is accessible to communities worldwide. 

For over 70 years, Elanco’s dedicated team spanning 90 countries has been focused on delivering animal health solutions that meet the evolving challenges of a dynamic world. Our commitment extends beyond product innovation to empowering those who raise and care for animals, ensuring they are equipped with the tools to achieve sustainable and efficient farming practices.

Learn more at www.elanco.com

USSEC’s mission is to optimize the utilization and value of U.S. soy in international markets by meeting the needs of our stakeholders and global customers.

To learn more about U.S. Soybean Farmers’ Sustainability Practices and Sustainable U.S. Soy, check out “SUSTAINABLE U.S. SOY” on the U.S. Soy Youtube Channel.

Cargill is a family company committed to providing food, ingredients, agricultural solutions, and industrial products to nourish the world in a safe, responsible, and sustainable way. We sit at the heart of the supply chain, partnering with producers and customers to source, make and deliver products that are vital for living.

Fueled by our innovation and research, Cargill Animal Nutrition offers products and services to feed manufacturers, animal producers, and feed retailers, helping put food on the plates of nearly one billion people around the world every day. With feed that reduces methane emissions to precision nutrition, the possibilities are boundless. But our values remain the same.

We put people first. We reach higher. We do the right thing.

For more information, visit: www.cargill.com/animal-nutrition

Alltech: Working Together for a Planet of Plenty™

Founded in 1980 by Irish entrepreneur and scientist Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech delivers smarter, more sustainable solutions for agriculture. Our products improve the health and performance of plants and animals, resulting in better nutrition for consumers and a decreased environmental impact.

We are a global leader in the animal health industry, producing additives, premix supplements, feed and complete feed. Strengthened by more than 40 years of scientific research, we carry forward a legacy of innovation and a unique culture that views challenges through an entrepreneurial lens.

Our more than 5,000 talented team members worldwide share our vision for a Planet of Plenty™. We believe agriculture has the greatest potential to shape the future of our planet, but it will take all of us working together, led by science, technology and a shared will to make a difference.

There are many ways that we are working toward this vision, from precision nutrition that minimizes waste to pioneering the use of on-farm environmental tools and assessments that not only improve a producer’s carbon footprint but their profitability too. From individual farms to multinational organisations, Alltech’s accredited E-CO2 service provides a comprehensive range of advice, tools and services to help measure and improve environmental performance.

For more information, visit www.alltech.com.

About dsm-firmenich

As innovators in nutrition, health, and beauty, dsm-firmenich reinvents, manufactures, and combines vital nutrients, flavors, and fragrances for the world’s growing population to thrive.
With our comprehensive range of solutions, with natural and renewable ingredients and
renowned science and technology capabilities, we work to create what is essential for life, desirable for consumers, and more sustainable for the planet.
At Animal Nutrition & Health, we offer our customers a true end-to-end portfolio. This
includes essential products that are fundamental for the production of healthy, sustainable animal protein. Performance solutions, that create additional value and desire beyond the essentials.
And data-driven precision services that make the invisible visible by providing targeted insights to improve sustainability and animal health.

Learn more at www.dsm-firmenich.com/anh

Huvepharma is a fast-growing pharmaceutical and animal nutrition company based in Europe. We offer a diverse range of high-quality products for livestock and aquaculture species including feed additives, anticoccidials, enzymes, veterinary products, vaccines, and hygiene products. 

Our production is vertically integrated, giving us full control over the entire production process. This decade, our strategic investments are directed towards renewable energy, and we aim to be carbon neutral by 2030. Visit our website to find out more about how we are shaping livestock solutions while remaining dedicated to our sustainability goals.

Learn more at www.huvepharma.com.