The European Feed Manufacturers' Federation (FEFAC) was founded in 1959 by five national compound feed associations from France, Belgium, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands.
FEFAC membership today consists of 23 national associations in 23 EU Member States as full members as well as Associations in Switzerland, Turkey, Norway, Serbia and Russia with observer/associate member status. The European compound feed industry employs over 100,000 persons on app. 3,500 production sites often in rural areas, which offer few employment opportunities. Farm animals in the EU-28 consume an estimated 480 million tonnes of feed a year, of which about 30% are produced by the compound feed manufacturers. Turnover of the European compound feed industry is estimated at 50 billion €.
FEFAC is the only independent spokesman of the European Compound Feed Industry at the level of the European Institutions. FEFAC holds observer status in CODEX Alimentarius.
161 million tonnes of feed materialsprocessed into 161 million tonnes of compound feedby 100,000 peopleworking in 3,500 feed units located in rural areasfor a total value of 50 billion €which, on top of 235 million tonnes of forages and 94 million tonnes of feed materials directly used by livestock farmersenable to safely feed every year:
to provide the 500 million EU-citizens with: