28 Sep 2023
by Oli Hill, James McCulloch

AIC at 20: Launching data subset to aid the feed industry's sustainability work

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As AIC marks 20 years as the UK agri-supply industry’s leading trade association, we're looking back at some of its greatest achievements since it was founded in 2003.

Each week throughout 2023, we’ll explore a major achievement where AIC represented its Member businesses, promoted the benefits of modern commercial agriculture in the UK, and supported collaboration throughout the food chain.

Find out how AIC helped its Feed Members to calculate the Green House Gas (GHG) emissions of the products they make to feed livestock.

Sustainability drive

In 2022, AIC developed and launched a Global Feed Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) Institute (GFLI) data subset to allow its Members in the Animal Feed sector to calculate Green House Gas (GHG) emissions for the feeds they manufacture, helping them to be more transparent about the emissions livestock-derived products are responsible for.

The Global Feed LCA Institute (GFLI) is an independent animal nutrition and food industry institute and has developed an Animal Nutrition Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) database to support the environmental assessment of animal nutrition products.

The database provides GHG emission data for the most commonly used feed ingredients in UK feeds and data on the emissions attributed to each imported ingredient as a result of inbound transport to the UK. 

The aim of the database is to facilitate transparency and a more rapid transformation to increasingly sustainable feed supply chains.

In doing so, this will support livestock farmers in becoming more informed about their animal feed purchases and feeding efficiencies as part of their own sustainability goals.

AIC's work is encompassed by its three guiding pillars - Productivity, Environment and Competitiveness - delivering for sustainability and contributing to the circular economy.

Find out more about the animal feed sector by watching the video below.

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Visit the AIC at 20 webpage for more content like this.

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Authors

Oli Hill

Oli Hill

Communications Manager, AIC

As Communications Manager, Oli creates and oversees the content published on AIC's website, emails, Member briefings, print publications, and social media.

A qualified multimedia journalist, he previously spent six years working at Farmers Weekly magazine as a Senior Reporter on the arable team, and latterly as Community Editor. More recently he was Communications Manager at Red Tractor.

Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
01733 385230
Twitter:
@oliverjhill_

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James McCulloch

James McCulloch

Head of Animal Feed, AIC

Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
01733 385253

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