Blog Post Part 2 of 6

 In GPP News, Industry News, Quality

Part 2 – THE ANIMAL FEED Industry’s 2030 VISION

Our reaction to the report

This past year, the EU Association of Specialty Feed Ingredients and their Mixtures (FEFANA) launched its vision of the feed industry in 2030. In a six part series, we will breakdown what was in the report.  We will comment on how we see Great Plains Processing (GPP) will fit into the prediction 18 years from now. As an expanding custom toll spray drying company with a diversified customer base both geographically and by species, GPP looks forward to serve our customers as best we can now and in the future. For more information on our expansion project and additional information about GPP – click here.

Feed Industry in 2030 (Great Plains Processing)


For all of the challenges faced by the livestock sector, animal nutrition & technology offer solutions:

  • Preservation of gut health through nutrition and feed additives to reduce the need for antibiotics
  • Contribution to the circular economy through appropriate feed formulation and use of feed additives that increase use of co-products from other industries and former foodstuffs in animal feed
  • New solutions to developing precision feeding techniques to optimise livestock economic and environmental performance at farm level
  • Cost-effective feed and services to support farmers’ revenues
  • Adapting feeding strategies to improve animal well being and quality of food
  • Mitigate environmental impacts through sustainable animal production systems
The feed industry invests in animal nutrition research (specialty feed ingredients, processing, sensors, IT tools)
and develops innovative functional feeds.
By working proactively, the feed industry has a great potential to improve the sustainability of the EU livestock sector and resilience of the food chain by :
  • Reducing the environmental footprint of livestock by improving feed use and feed conversion rates
  • Responsible sourcing, production and use of feed ingredients
The feed industry is developing credible and robust data/bench marking to foster continuous improvement: you can only
manage what you can measure!
Efficient feed safety management requires communication and cooperation among all chain partners and authorities: the earlier in the chain a contamination is detected and contained, the less the risks and costs for the rest of the food chain.
Application of adequate risk management tools (substances, processes) to further reduce the risk of food chain contamination is of paramount importance in this regard.
The feed industry is engaged with other chain partners to optimise risk management along the feed chain and to develop effective early warning and feed safety management system
SOURCE: FEFAC/fefana report

Our Reaction

The question posed in this section of the report “What are we doing to to meet the expectations of society and the food change?” is a very import topic to consider. There isn’t an answer that we at GPP, or anyone else for that matter, can give that fully answers the question. Instead of trying to answer the question, we will highlight the areas where GPP impacts the current and future supply of food and feed.

  • Responsible sourcing, production and use of feed ingredients
  • Cost-effective feed and services to support farmers’ revenues
  • Adapting feeding strategies to improve animal well being and quality of food and to mitigate environmental impacts through sustainable animal production systems

We are fully committed to responsible sourcing, production and use of feed ingredients. We can’t necessarily control our customers’ use of the products we provide, but when that product leaves our door, we have done everything in our power to provide the safest, quality ingredients and feed additives possible.

The second and third bullet points work in some ways together. What differentiates us from other feed manufacturers is that we are truly a custom spray drying and blending operation. Even though globalization has changed the feed and food landscape forever, there will always be specific needs by specific operations. To fully maximize feeding strategies, feeding formulas, and ultimately revenues, the feed itself needs to vary from location to location. We work with our customers to deliver a custom solution to fit their needs.

For more information on custom services provided by Great Plains Processing, please visit our website at



Up next: Part 3 -ANIMAL FEED INDUSTRY: A knowledge-driven, reliable partner of a competitive livestock sector

For a link to the report click here: FEFAC/fefana report


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