Save the date – XXIX FEFAC Congress – “Towards climate-neutral feed and livestock production in Europe”

The Belgian and European Feed Manufacturers associations take pleasure in announcing the XXIX FEFAC Congress to be held on 3-5 June 2020 in Antwerp (Belgium).

The main objective of the Congress would be to present, debate and sign a joint FEFAC Feed Sustainability Charter 2020-2030, highlighting top priorities and tangible commitments to improve the sustainability of our industry in line with the FEFAC Vision 2030. 

Does livestock farming contributes to human protein supply?

Not all proteins eaten by animals, are directly consumable by men. In the discussion about sustainability of animal production it is very important to take this into account.

Therefore BFA has given the task to research this. Boerenbond and ABS also participate in this study. In the project, the net contribution of the Belgian livestock farming to the protein supply for men is being evaluated.  

The edible net proteinefficiency will be determined for pigs (animalcategory fatteners), for poultry (animalcategory laying hens and broilers) and for cattle (animalcategory dairy cattle and beef cattle). The results are to be expected at the end of 2019.

BFA in the top 5 with it's Profundo study about mv-soja standard

Research and advise firm Profundo publishes in Juni 2019 a study comparing 17 different sustainability standards. The BFA standard also was being reviewed.

During the comparison it was highlighted to avoid deforestation and conversion of natural areas near soya production. The standard of BFA had a positive evaluation and is among the best 5 evaluated sustainability standards. A great result! The entire study is available to read here.

BFA has published an economic note regarding the African swine fever

In cooperation with Febev, BFA has developed an economic note. This note clearly shows the economic impact of the African swine fever in the Belgian pig sector industry.
You can find the economic note here :

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BFA a appris que la mise en place du nouveau AR Identification et Enregistrement (I&E) pour les volailles et lapins a semé de la confusion sur le terrain.

Cependant, L’AFSCA est très clair : La nouvelle législation est en vigueur depuis le 1er janvier 2019.
C’est pourquoi la BFA répète qu’un numéro de saisie par étable est indispensable.

Ceci est très important : L’éleveur de volailles ne peut faire appel au Fonds d’intervention salmonelles (IFS) que pour les étables positifs. Si l’éleveur de volailles décide de garder plusieurs poulaillers sous un numéro de troupeau, il s’expose devant un risque financier considérable.

Au moment qu’un des poulaillers est positif en salmonelle, l’AFSCA considéra le troupeau entier en tant que positif.

Le Fonds d’intervention salmonelles (IFS) ne paiera que la compensation pour le poulailler positif !