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 feed industry and animal husbandry emit greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. ForFarmers' goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We do this in various ways. We measure our own emissions, we work on projects that improve energy efficiency, we increasingly use renewable energy to move towards energy-neutral production and we take measures to make our transport and logistics more energy efficient.

Measuring is knowing

First of all, we measure our own emissions, e.g. from our use of gas, fuel oil and electricity. To do this, we use an energy-saving matrix. Linked to this are projects aimed at improving energy efficiency. Examples include the purchase of energy-efficient machines.

Transport and energy

We also take measures to improve the energy efficiency of transport activities (logistics). An important indicator is the fuel consumption of our own fleet per tonne of feed delivered. Examples that contribute to the improvement are bulk trucks with Euro 6 engines and replacing road transport with rail transport.

Renewable energy

ForFarmers is working towards energy-neutral production. Use of renewable energy is an important part of this. Read more about renewable energy here.

Energy efficiency

Finally, we are taking measures to improve the energy efficiency of transport activities (logistics) in order to reduce our own emissions. Read more about energy efficiency here.

* 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 ingredients) and downstream (on farm).