Orffa, pioneering in sustainability
Our contribution to a sustainable livestock production
The global population is growing rapidly, just as the industrial activity across the globe increases. Developing economic activity encompases increasing global pollution, leading to international issues as global warming and climate change. These phenomena have a major impact on the quality of life and on the level of poverty in many countries.
FEFAC’s feed sustainability charter
The challenge for our industry is to secure the supply of high quality animal protein to a continuously growing global population, whilst minimizing the effect on natural resources, by optimizing land use and production efficacy and with an ever lower output in terms of pollution and ecological footprint. Historically, animal production industrialized in order to valorise by-products of human food production (oil → oilcakes, flour → milling by-products).
It is common knowledge that a professionalized and large scale animal protein production, based on scientifically documented fundaments, guarantees production efficiency, product quality, and animal welfare, hence minimizing the footprint of animal products and controlling the inherent pollution output.
Contribute to a climate neutral production through feed
Sustainable food systems through increased resource and nutrient efficiency
Responsible sourcing practices
Improve farm animal health and welfare
Enhance the socio economic environment and the sector’s resilience
Orffa’s commitment to a sustainable, environmental friendly agriculture
The effect of Excential Energy Plus (a nutritional emulsifier) on the environmental footprint of broiler production was measured on the basis of a series of scientific trials (University of Lavras, Brazil) in a collaboration with Blonk Consultants, a leading firm in the application of LCA systematics related to agriculture, that collaborates on governmental level as advising body. LCA is a technique to evaluate the environmental impact associated with the life of a product or service from cradle to grave. Product Environmental Footprint Guidelines (PEF) of the European Union were applied as methodology for the calculations.
The performance effect of Excential Energy Plus in these trials were representative for the whole collection of scientific trials performed with the product, as well as for the effects observed under practical conditions.
The objective of the study was to assess the footprint of broilers fed with and without Excential Energy Plus, in view of several environment impact categories: climate change, eutrophication, acidification and land use (change).
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)