FEFAC publishes Annual Report 2016-2017

FEFAC, representing the EU compound feed and premix industry, has published its Annual Report 2016-2017. The 2016-2017 period marks the last year of the presidency of Ruud Tijssens, who in the foreword describes his term as the point where the European feed industry manifested itself as part of the solution to tackle societal challenges with the publication of the 2030 Feed Industry Vision. In a second foreword, newly elected FEFAC President Nick Major places a focus on ensuring viable farm incomes through the Common Agricultural Policy as a precondition to deliver on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The Annual Report 2016-2017 provides an overview of FEFAC action and positioning on the most pertinent topics relevant to the European feed industry in the last year. This includes the role of animal nutrition in the fight against antimicrobial resistance, the launch of a feed safety benchmarking project, the circular economy function of the feed industry to reduce food waste and the progress of the FEFAC Soy Sourcing Guidelines to eliminate illegal deforestation from the soy supply chain. The middle section contains a comprehensive selection of 2016 statistics related to compound feed manufacturing.