The American Feed Industry Association wrapped up its 11th annual Pet Food Conference in conjunction with the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Georgia. The event brought together more than 300 industry leaders to discuss everything from modernizing pet food labels to evaluating new pet food ingredients, helping them tackle the latest challenges in the evolving marketplace.
The American Feed Industry Association is proud to announce that Sanderson Farms of Collins, Mississippi, has been named the 2017 Feed Facility of the Year (FFY). Gary Huddleston, AFIA’s director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs, announced the winner during AFIA’s Feed Education Program, being held today as part of the International Production & Processing Expo, happening this week in Atlanta, Georgia.
Each day across America, more than 6,200 animal food manufacturing facilities are quietly humming along, producing millions of tons of animal food to provide the right nutritional balance to keep the country’s livestock, poultry and pets happy and healthy. Today, the Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER) is proud to share the results of two, first-of-a-kind, yearlong research projects, which quantify the industry’s contribution to the national, state and local economies. It also provides a comprehensive analysis of the ingredients used in the top livestock, poultry and aquaculture diets.
The American Feed Industry Association released the results of its annual charitable giving survey today, revealing a sharp increase over 2016 in the animal food industry’s total donations and volunteer hours in support of charities and community organizations. AFIA member company employees donated a collective 92,000 hours of their time to supporting community service projects in 2017—a 124 percent increase from 2016. AFIA member companies, including company-employee matches, also donated over $44 million to an expansive list of community causes.
The American Feed Industry Association has opened registration for its biennial Feed Industry Institute (FII), happening June 11-14 in St. Louis, Missouri. The conference, which has been held every other year since merging with the National Feed Ingredients Association in 1992, brings together roughly 125 individuals in the industry to learn the basics of the animal food manufacturing process – from the types of foods used to the animals served to federal policies that shape the output of the industry.
The American Feed Industry Association is proud to announce four category winners of the 2017 Feed Facility of the Year (FFY) program. AFIA congratulates ADM Animal Nutrition of Cordele, Georgia, as the winner of the commercial dry livestock feed plant category; Sanderson Farms of Collins, Mississippi, as the winner of the integrator category; Westway Feed Products of Dimmit, Texas, as the winner of the liquid feed plant category for the second consecutive year; and Animix LLC of Juneau, Wisconsin, as the winner of the premix manufacturing plant category.
The American Feed Industry Association has released the 2018 dates for its online feed manufacturing course, conducted in partnership with Kansas State University. The five-week, “AFIA 500-KSU: Fundamentals of Feed Manufacturing” distance education program provides an in-depth understanding of the feed manufacturing process, while allowing participants to work at their own pace and engage in online discussions with other students and university instructors.