IFEEDER Releases 2018-19 Annual Report

October 23, 2019

Contact Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator

The Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER) released its 2018-19 annual report today, providing financial and project highlights for the 501(c)(3) public charity over the past year.

“IFEEDER helps the industry safeguard against misinformation and a lack of understanding about our industry, while mitigating real threats to the safe production of animal food,” said Lee Hall, 2018-19 chair of the IFEEDER Board of Trustees. “During the past year, one of the projects I am most proud of is the efforts centered around creating conversations that help build public trust and promote consumer choice, while working to ensure that the American animal food industry has a strong, positive and trusted image.”

The annual report provides details on several IFEEDER projects initiated over the past fiscal year, including:

  • Safeguarding U.S. swine and feed industries against African swine fever;
  • Improving the diets of dairy cattle by measuring more accurate amino acid digestibility and absorption values for seven common ingredients;
  • Creating conversations with consumer influencers and thought leaders about where their food comes from and the environmental impact of livestock and poultry; and
  • Progress on the industry’s global sustainability efforts.

In addition to the project updates, the annual report details IFEEDER’s support of two funds – the Kenny Berg Research and Education Fund and the American Feed Industry Association’s Equipment Manufacturers Committee’s Scholarship Fund – and its priorities for the 2019-20 fiscal year including understanding pet food diets, the impact of GM-free feed and the global benchmarking of feed ingredient life-cycle analysis.