FEFAC, the European Feed Manufacturers' Federation, has launched a new website to facilitate access to information about the European compound feed and premixtures industry and any relevant FEFAC initiative to support the sustainable development of livestock production in Europe.
The organization's new logo visually displays the connection of the feed industry to rural Europe, with compound feed and premix manufacturers being reliable partners to farmers in the livestock and aquaculture sectors. The tagline “animal nutrition experts” has been added to the logo to highlight the knowledge base of feed industry experts and the scientific basis for decision-making.
The new website also reflects the recent change in FEFAC governance and leadership. Since the General Assembly on June 3, FEFAC now has a newly elected board, chaired by president Asbjørn Børsting.
The FEFAC XXIX Congress is confirmed to take place physically on Sept. 24-25 in the Queen Elisabeth Centre Hall in Antwerp, Belgium. The event location is large enough to accommodate all necessary safety measures and social distancing rules related to COVID-19. The congress will be held in partnership with the Belgian Feed Assn. The main theme, “Towards Carbon-Neutral Feed & Livestock Production,” provides the reference for the launch of the FEFAC Feed Sustainability Charter 2030 in response to the European Union's Green Deal targets for the EU livestock and aquaculture sectors. Registration may be made on the dedicated FEFAC Congress website.
A COVID-19 workshop on lessons learned will be held Sept. 24 to assess the key experiences of compound feed manufactures and public authorities, covering how to ensure business continuity and further strengthen the resilience of feed and livestock sectors in times of public health sanitary crises.