17 April 2014
Personal and Corporate Contributions Imperative to IFEEDER Research Initiatives
The Institute for Feed Education and Research recently honored Ken Vaupel and son Ty Vaupel of Alfagreen Supreme for meeting individual pledge goals to the organization. The father and son duo pledged $1,000 each to IFEEDER in 2014 in addition to their corporation's generous donation of $5,000.more »
08 April 2014
AFIA to Host Historic Feed Industry Conference
The American Feed Industry Association will host the Feed Industry Institute in Minneapolis, Minn., June 16-19. The conference—AFIA’s oldest standing event—is held once every two years, and is sponsored by the organization’s Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference Committee. This year’s theme is “Your Path to Understanding the Feed Industry.”
31 March 2014
AFIA Submits Highly-prescriptive Animal Food Rule Comments to FDA
The American Feed Industry Association submitted comments Monday to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on what AFIA describes as the most massive overhaul of animal food industry regulations since 1958. The comments, which address the Food Safety Modernization Act "Current Good Manufacturing Practices and Hazard Analysis Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals" rule are 100-plus pages in length and cover five major areas.
24 March 2014
U.S., Canadian Pork Industries Collaborate with Feed Industry, Others on PEDV
More than 60 people representing the U.S. and Canadian pork, feed and other allied industries recently participated in a meeting on the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) hosted by the National Pork Board, and in collaboration with the National Pork Producers Council, the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, the American Feed Industry Association, the National Grain and Feed Association, the National Renderers Association and the North American Spray Dried Blood and Plasma Producers, in Des Moines, Iowa. Although the disease does not affect humans or pork safety, it has infected and killed millions of young pigs on farms of all sizes in 27 states since May 2013 and in four Canadian provinces since January.