Wednesday, June 6, 2018

07/06/2018: AFIA, Feedstuffs accepting applications for feed facility of the year

The American Feed Industry Association is now accepting applications for the 2018 Feed Facility of the Year (FFY) program

Sponsored by AFIA and Feedstuffs, the FFY program is designed to be a world-class benchmarking program for the animal food industry. It recognises overall excellence in feed manufacturing operations, emphasising safety, quality, regulatory compliance, employee development and overall operating efficiencies.

“The Feed Facility of the Year program provides participating facilities with invaluable benchmarking information to show how they stack up against their peers,” said Gary Huddleston, AFIA’s director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs. “In addition, it gives us the opportunity to recognise those outstanding facilities that are leading the way in feed manufacturing practices, which promotes best practices and lessons learned across the industry.”

AFIA and Feedstuffs redesigned the former Feed Mill of the Year award program in 2016 to be more industry-inclusive and expanded it in 2017 to include non-AFIA members in the benchmarking portion of the program. Non-members are ineligible for the awards portion of the program, but they receive all the benefits of the benchmarking program.

To keep benchmarking information relative, four industry categories, with category-specific applications, are considered: commercial dry livestock feed, integrator, liquid feed and premix manufacturing. AFIA and Feedstuffs will select winners in each category and among those, will select an overall FFY winner. The winners will be recognised at the 2019 International Production & Processing Expo, being held February 12-14, in Atlanta, Ga.

Applications are due by September 7, along with an application fee of $100USD for AFIA members and $250USD for non-members.

View the video on last year’s FFY winner, Sanderson Farms’ Collins, Miss., facility, HERE.

To apply for the FFY program visit the AFIA website, HERE.

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