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  • 1. Outlook poultry sector Aurelio Sebastia Deputy President of FEFAC
  • 2.
    • Created in 1959
    • Industrial compound feed and premixtures manufacturers
    • 28 Members:
      • 21 Member Associations from 20 EU Member States
      • 4 Observer members (Turkey, Croatia, Serbia, Russia)
      • 3 Associate Members (Switzerland, Norway, EMFEMA)
    • 150 mio. T of compound feed /year
    • Total EU turnover estimated between 45 and 50 Bio €
    • 6 Technical committees to assist the FEFAC Council
      • Animal Nutrition
      • Industrial Compound Feed Production
      • Premix & Mineral Feed
      • European Feed Manufacturers Guide (EFMC)
      • Fish Feed
      • Milk Replacers
    FEFAC in a nutshell 29 June 2011 COPA-COGECA
  • 3. I ndustrial compound feed production per country 150 mio. t in 2010 in the EU-27 Source: FEFAC 29 June 2011 COPA-COGECA
  • 4. Industrial compound feed production in the EU-27 in 2010 150 mio. t (per category) Source: FEFAC 29 June 2011 COPA-COGECA
  • 5. Feed material consumption by the EU-27 feed industry in 2010 Source: FEFAC 29 June 2011 COPA-COGECA
  • 6. Improvements in modern animal production
    • From 1975 to 2010, animal output increased significantly
    • Milk production per cow >65%
    • Piglets raised per sow per year >65%
    • Egg production per hen >45%
    • Body weight gain broilers >25%
    • And animal production became more efficient and sustainable
    • Pig Feed Conversion Ratio improvement >20%
    • Reduction of P, N and ammonia emissions per ha ≈50%
    • Reduction of Fish meal & Fish oil in fish feed >40%
    29 June 2011 COPA-COGECA
  • 7. Evolution of the global Feed Conversion Ratio from 1923 to 2001 29 June 2011 COPA-COGECA Source: World Poultry Science Journal Vol. 67 June 2011 kg / kg
  • 8. Evolution of the Feed Conversion Ratio for poultry in Denmark from 2002 to 2011 29 June 2011 COPA-COGECA
  • 9. The challenges ahead: Meeting increasing demand for animal products
    • World population increasing
    • Living standards improving
    • Demand for food increasing every year
    • Competition for land with non-food use and urban development
    • Only solution is to improve resource efficiency
    29 June 2011 COPA-COGECA
  • 10. The challenges for the CAP towards 2020
    • The EU agriculture must
      • Produce more (to meet the increasing world demand)
      • Be more resource efficient ( stopping discrimination regarding public support between modern / intensive and traditional / extensive / organic)
      • Secure the supply of the EU feed & food chains
      • Be developed everywhere in Europe
      • Be competitive and economically viable for farmers and related sectors
      • Generate safe, diverse, affordable products
    • The EU must produce more, better, everywhere and at an affordable price
    29 June 2011 COPA-COGECA
  • 11. The factors affecting the production costs of EU compound feed
    • Feed materials prices (up to 85% of the compound feed costs)
    • Availability of feed materials (sufficient volumes, regularity of supply, etc)
    • Legal restrictions to Feed materials (asynchronous authorisations GMOs, PAPs, etc.)
    • Feed safety legislation (HACCP, monitoring of contaminants, etc.)
    • Environmental constraints (restrictions on N or P emissions, Carbon Footprint)
    • Multiplication of « cahiers des charges »
    29 June 2011 29 June 2011 COPA-COGECA
  • 12. The key challenges of feed material supply for the EU feed industry
    • Elimination of 0-tolerance for Low Level Presence of non-EU approved GMOs in imported feed materials
    • Re-authorisation of PAPs
    • Buying feed materials from sustainable sources
    • Managing volatility
    29 June 2011 COPA-COGECA
  • 13. Asynchronous GM approvals
    • EU Commisison proposal for « Technical Solution »
      • MRPL of 0.1% & analytical uncertainty
      • For events for which a dossier for authorisation has been tabled (at least 3 months) and a method of analysis is validated by EURL
      • Also covers no longer authorised GM events,
      • « feed » scope only,
      • EP Scrutiny until 15 June – entry into force early July 2011
      • Possible future review taking into account impact on feed and food chains
    • FEFAC position on draft « Technical Solution »
      • FEFAC supports « feed » only proposal as a first step in the right direction
      • FEFAC supports FFC position in favour of food and feed scope for the future
    29 June 2011 COPA-COGECA
  • 14. Feed ban: FEFAC views
    • Supports lifting of the feed ban but not at any price:
      • Need for good communication
      • Need for proportionate measure
        • Single species goes too far (what is an animal species?)
        • Should be possible also for mills producing non-ruminant feed
        • Need for tolerances
      • Need for level playing field (vs. home mixers, 3rd countries)
    • Who may use the 1.0 mio. T of pig&poultry meal?
      • EU Petfood: 200,000 t?
      • EU Fish feed: 250,000 t?
      • EU industrial pig&poultry feed: 200,000 t?
      • EU Home mixers: 50,000 t?
      • Export: 300,000 t?
    29 June 2011 COPA-COGECA
  • 15. Sustainability: The FEFAC Credo (1)
    • FEFAC believes that products of animal origin form an integral part of the European diet providing key nutritional benefits to the European population.
    • Nutritionally optimised feed meeting the physiological requirements of animals and fish raised for food production purposes is essential to mitigate the environmental impact of production and consumption of animal products.
    • The EU compound feed industry is willing to responsibly contribute to the sustainable development of livestock and aquaculture production systems.
    29 June 2011 COPA-COGECA
  • 16.
    • FEFAC believes that the key drivers for such improvements are:
      • Promotion of ecologically intensive production systems for farm animals and fish, oriented towards maximisation of resources efficiency and minimisation of GHG emissions;
      • Changes in diet patterns and composition for farm animals and fish to significantly reduce the GHG emissions attributed to livestock production systems (e.g. methane );  
      • Improvement of feed efficiency , i.e. the conversion of feed into animal products, in order to control the use of resources and to reduce the loss of nutrients;
      • Further optimisation of use of co-products from the food industry, biomass and non-organic raw materials to alleviate the pressure on natural resources.
    Sustainability: The FEFAC Credo (2) 29 June 2011 COPA-COGECA
  • 17. Illustration: Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS)
    • Goal and Mission: to build up a global and participatory process that promotes economically viable, socially equitable and environmentally sustainable production of soy
    • Objectives:
      • Develop common view on issues
      • Develop sustainability criteria
        • Practically applicable
        • Verifiable
      • Develop control system at production level
      • Organise chain of custody
    29 June 2011 COPA-COGECA
  • 18. Controlling extreme volatility
    • Review of MiFID
      • Key target: convergence between futures and cash markets
      • Transparency: Weekly public information on positions taken by categories of operators
      • No need at this stage to set up position limits by categories of operators
      • Farm Ministers G20
      • More transparency on global agriculture data
      • Index based price formation: which model: France, Belgium other?
    29 June 2011 COPA-COGECA
  • 19. Thank you for your attention 29 June 2011 COPA-COGECA Workshop