Feed production

Producing food has an impact on the environment. As a major player in the food production chain, ForFarmers is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We therefore monitor the greenhouse gas emissions of our own operations both per tonne of feed produced and overall. This involves, among others, measuring the amount of gas, oil and diesel (scope 1) and electricity (scope 2) used in the production of feed and by our own vehicle fleet. This is an area where we can make a difference through our own actions, although the greenhouse gas emissions produced within scope 1 and 2 are minimal compared to those produced in scope 3 (emissions produced in our raw materials supply chain and emissions on-farm).

ForFarmers’ role in Going Circular in Feed production

  • Reduce energy usage per tonne of feed
  • Maximise use of renewable energy
  • Reduce carbon footprint of feed delivered to the farm

What do we mean with Feed production?

Producing and supplying with minimal adverse impact on the environment is what we mean with Feed production, one of the three central themes of Going Circular. 

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What we are currently doing

Like other industries the livestock nutrition and livestock farming chain emits greenhouse gases. Greenhouse gases contribute to climate change. ForFarmers is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 

That all starts with measuring our own emissions; such as our use of gas, fuel oil and electricity. In order to reduce our own energy consumption we use an energy saving matrix that includes projects aimed at improving energy efficiency. Purchasing energy efficient machines and installations and installing solar panels, are all good examples.

We are also making ongoing critical assessments of our logistics efficiency (transport) and implementing improvements. A prime indicator being the fuel consumption of our own fleet per delivered feed tonne. Examples that contribute to the improvement are bulk trucks with Euro 6 engines and replacing road transport with rail.

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* Scope 1 and 2 emissions are related to our own production on site and outbound transport to farm. Scope 3 emissions are related to the supply chain, upstream (feed materials) and downstream (on farm).