RESPONSIBLE SOY IS GREAT – LOCAL PROTEIN IS EVEN BETTER
The first of January 2021 new demands for feed companies supplying soy to Danish pig producers enter into force. The agreement is voluntary and requires that a minimum of 20% of soy should be the so-called “responsible soy”. The future targets are 40% in 2022, then 60%, 80% and 100% in 2025.
We hope that the Industry agreement will be fulfilled sooner and in just a year or two. Not necessarily through an early adaptation of 100% “responsible soy”, but through the use of new and local alternatives to soy.
What about new and local protein?
Ever wondered why our name is European Protein? It’s because we want to deliver feed made from locally available protein sources. In the US and Ukraine, the local protein is soy, but in other countries, soy could partly be replaced by local protein sources. And even at a very competitive cost.
Through fermentation, Europe can make more of the feed we already have. And even better; fermentation can make existing and new protein sources better suited for pigs, poultry and aqua.
50% of feed from local protein sources
In 2020 local protein made up more than half of our total feed production, proteins like European rapeseed and seaweed from the Nordics.
Let not only talk about soy but also agree to start using more local protein and as a business to search for ways to use new competitive protein sources.
Besides the existing rapeseed and seaweed feeds, we will be trying out quite a few new ones in 2021. Hopefully, one of them will make your animal production even healthier, reduce your carbon footprint and improve your productivity.