Apr 27, 2022

Will sustainable feed command a premium in the future?

Feed manufacturers that emphasize their product’s environmental metrics, low-carbon footprint and sustainable ingredient sourcing will be able to […]

— By Emma Penrod

Fishermen in the business of feed production are no strangers to a very literal definition of the word “sustainability.” It was in the 1990s, Brett Glencross recalls, that the industry came to realize the amount of fishmeal wild fish could produce was finite, prompting researchers and entrepreneurs to mobilize in pursuit of alternatives.

Today the amount of fishmeal included in feed has stabilized around 10% to 15%, says Glencross, a professor of aquaculture nutrition at the University of Stirling in Scotland and technical director for The Marine Ingredients Organization (IFFO). But the vast majority of the reduction in marine ingredients, he says, was replaced with plant materials — primarily soy. In the process, the feed industry may have inadvertently increased the...

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