Journal Representing the total feed industry
Published by the American Feed Industry Association
SUMMER 2008 EDITION
Donald E. Orr, JBS United, Becomes AFIA Chairman;
Brian Rittgers, Elanco Animal Health, Named Chair-Elect
Judy Pilgrim Project Selection Committee, Swine
Modeling Committee and Feed
onald E. Orr, Jr., President, Purchasing Manual Committee. He
JBS United, Sheridan, has been a guest speaker around
Ind., has been elected the world and in 18 states at swine
AFIA Chairman of the Board. Orr meetings. He holds a B.S. in Animal
will serve as Chairman until May Science from Purdue University,
2009. He succeeds Jim Sullivan, an M.S. in Animal Industry from
President, International Ingredient Pennsylvania State, and a Ph.D. in
Corp., Fenton, Mo. Animal Husbandry from Michigan
Brian Rittgers, Sales Mgr., Dairy
Business Unit, Elanco Animal Chair-elect Brian Rittgers has held
Health, Greenﬁeld, Ind., has been his current position at Elanco since
chosen Chair-elect of the Board. 2004. He joined the Agriculture Above: Don Orr, newly appointed AFIA
Chemical Division of Elanco Board Chairman.
Orr has been president of JBS
United since 1997. JBS United
is a nutrition technology-based IN THIS ISSUE
company involved in premix/base New Chairman in Place.......................1
mix feed production and marketing, Message From The President.............3
enzyme and probiotic marketing, A Review of FDAAA ............................4
swine production, and grain storage World Food Security Conference.......10
and marketing. In addition, he leads AFIA and KSU Speak in Sydney........11
the company’s Nutrition Division PISC Wrap Up...................................12
and previously headed their R&D AFIA Hands Out Top Awards.............13
program. New Face at AFIA..............................14
Career Center Launch.......................15
Class of 2011....................................16
Active in the industry, Don has been AFIA Comments on FDAAA................5
a board member of the American FDA Webcasts for Sale......................16
Society of Animal Science and is a Successful Webcast..........................17
Liquid Feed Preparations .................18
member of the American Registry Members In The News.....................21
of Professional Animal Scientists. Above: Brian Rittgers, AFIA Chair-Elect
Welcome New Members..................22
He has served on the National Centennial Celebration......................23
Pork Producers Council Research Events Calendar................................24
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Products Company in 1979 as a sales representative.
In 1983, he was named Market Research Analyst
responsible for new products. His positions have
included Marketing Associate and Market Research
Analyst for Cattle Products in the Elanco Animal
Health Divison and later Marketing Associate for
Swine Products. In 2000, he was a recipient of the
Eli Lilly & Company’s Chairman’s Ovation Award
for his commitment and accomplishments in people
development and recruiting.
He holds a B.S. degree in Agricultural Economics from
Iowa State University. He has served on the Meat
Export Federation Board.
Above: At the May Board meeting in D.C., the passing of the gavel
between Jim Sullivan, 2007-2008 Chairman (Right), and Don Orr,
2008-2009 Chairman (Left).
Above: AFIA members and staff at USDA Brieﬁng Meeting.
Above: Jim Sullivan, 2007-2008 AFIA Chairman, receiving a
token of appreciation from Joel Newman, AFIA President
Left: Jeff Murphy, Kemin Agri Foods, receiving Outgoing Board Member Award. Right: Staff introductions at the ‘New Director Orientation.’
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
ne of our country’s most valuable assets, and one we can be
most proud of, is our food and agriculture industry. Farmers,
ranchers and other individuals involved in agriculture, including
members of the American Feed Industry Association, strive to provide
safe and abundant food, feed and ﬁber to their fellow Americans and
consumers around the world.
Talented individuals representing varied slices of American agriculture
have pulled together time after time to develop better products and
services. I know our country is better as a result of these cooperative
efforts. As I write, I see news reports about people in rural America
pulling together to move farm animals and equipment away from ﬂood
waters, and I know people in agriculture will help their ﬂooded-out
neighbors and small towns for months to come.
The food and agriculture industry of the United States also plays a
critical role in ensuring national security. This is not a new role for our
sector, but it is an aspect many of us may not have thought about much
until more recent times.
We must balance our current national security needs with constructing
an effective, long-term domestic energy strategy. We should not choose to fulﬁll short-term needs at the
expense of long-term planning. This is not a simple task given the signiﬁcant rise in energy costs, whether it is
for fuel in the truck, the tractor, or any of the other numerous ways that energy costs affect us daily.
The agriculture community is resourceful and resilient. With a difﬁcult and uncertain start to this crop year, on
top of consumer demand for increased feed and food safety assurances, there is no more important time for
the industry to pull together with one strong voice.
Your association is providing that strong, united leadership voice through your active participation and the
leadership of Committees, the Board of Directors, and the Ofﬁcer team of Don Orr (Chairman), Jim Sullivan
(Immediate past Chairman) and Brian Rittgers (Chairman-elect).
With volunteer, member-driven leadership in policy and position development, your AFIA staff team is
diligently and effectively representing your interests on Capitol Hill and before federal and state regulators.
As you may know, current, hot issues include the more than 30 food and feed safety bills pending in Congress
that address everything from the development of a new food regulatory agency to mandatory Hazard Analysis
Critical Control Point regulations for the industry. AFIA also has a member task force developing an AFIA
energy policy and identifying realistic options to address the signiﬁcant stresses on the feed industry and our
livestock producer customers.
Uniting behind American agriculture is the right thing to do, particularly because we are far outnumbered
by misinformed consumers and special interests. Together, we will bring practical solutions to reality and
enhance this tremendous food, feed and agricultural asset for generations to come!
REGULATORY- Delivering On Our Promises To Members
A Review of FDAAA and Future Expectations for the
Reportable Food Registry
Richard Sellers of pet food that include nutrition
and ingredient information. It
he Food and Drug is unclear what some of this
Administration Amendments language means, as there were
Act (FDAAA) of 2007 was no congressional hearings and no
signed into law by President House/Senate conference report.
George W. Bush on Sept. 27, This bill was rushed through both
2008. Although it’s a 500+ page houses, as “must pass” legislation
law dealing mostly with the human due to the pending expiration of the FDA held a public meeting May 14th
drug approval process, there was government’s ability to collect user to explain the new law and take
one section inserted by the Senate fees for human drug approval—the public comments. There were few
regarding pet food, human food and main portion of this act. public comments offered, but the
animal feed. This section (Title X.) FDA accepted written comments
contains several new concepts and FDA ofﬁcials have said it will be on these issues through June 13th.
requirements, but the parts most difﬁcult to create ingredient and AFIA submitted comments regarding
impacting the feed industry concern label standards for pet foods, when these issues and one more pressing
FDA’s requirements to create feed is regulated by the same issue—the Reportable Food
new pet food regulations and the ingredient deﬁnitions. Also, the Registry—that the new law requires
creation of a new “Reportable Food agency is required by the new law FDA to create and begin accepting
Registry (RFR).” to work with stakeholders in crafting information on Sept. 27, 2008.
the new rules. Ofﬁcials have also
By Sept. 27, 2009, FDA must said they are seriously considering FDA recently published a note in the
promulgate ﬁnal regulations that adopting processing standards for Federal Register announcing it
create processing and ingredient all animal food and have asked for would miss this deadline and
standards/deﬁnitions for pet food comments.
and update standards for labeling Continued on page 5.
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AFIA Career Center, to be your online resource for making
employment connections in the feed and pet food industries.
Check out www.aﬁa.org for more details.
Delivering On Our Promises To Members - REGULATORY
Continued from page 4. This “determination” provision This section does not exempt
allows the ﬁrm time to collect ﬁnding adulteration that originated
expected the RFR to be operating the information necessary to outside the ﬁrm’s control, such as
in spring 2009, as the agency is “determine” that a product of the from a supplier. Although such
ﬁnishing the “business enterprise ﬁrm may have caused the problem, ﬁnding could result in quarantining
software program” that FDA will hence the emphasis on “determine.” the product and destruction, as
utilize to accept and collect the The ﬁrm must investigate the it originated outside of the ﬁrm’s
information required. adulteration if the adulteration control, then it must be reported
originated with the reporting party. to the RFR if it caused, or
The RFR requires a “responsible was reasonably capable of,
party” who determines a product There are several exempt causing serious adverse health
that exposure to or use of has circumstances, such that a report is consequences or death in humans
a reasonable probability to not necessary, if the following occur: or animals.
cause serious adverse health
consequences or deaths in humans ● The adulteration originated Under these circumstances, reports
or animals to report such ﬁndings. with the responsible party, from the feed industry would be
A “responsible party” is a facility AND rare, but due diligence is necessary
owner, operator or manager who ● The responsible party found to ensure each ﬁrm is aware of
is registered as such under the the adulteration before the these provisions and knows how
Bioterrorism Act. This act excludes product was transferred to to comply. When FDA issues a
farms, provided that the animals are another party, AND guidance document on the RFR,
owned by the farmer and fed on the ● The responsible party AFIA will develop compliance
farmer’s land. corrected such adulteration documents and likely hold a webinar
or caused the product to be on the subject. As stated earlier, the
The reporting is required within 24 destroyed. RFR will likely not be operational
hours of the ﬁrm’s determination. until spring 2009.
Our 4 Promises to our Members…
AFIA Comments to FDA on FDAAA;
We Will be the Active Voice for
Says Make Pet Food Rules Only the Total Feed Industry.
Richard Sellers last year speciﬁcally tells
FDA to prepare processing
ue to the requirement (manufacturing) rules for pet
in the Food and Drug food operations and to create
Administration Amendments ingredients standards. The law
Act of 2007 (FDAAA) for FDA also requires FDA to strengthen
to publish ﬁnal rules for pet ingredients and label
food processing and ingredient standards. One other provision
standards before September 27, in this new law is the creation
2008, FDA held a public meeting, of a “Reportable Food Registry”
took comments and allowed (see article on page 4). Late last year, FDA signed a
written comments on the required Memorandum of Understanding
development of new pet food The extension of this law to with the Association of American
rules. AFIA provided comments all animal feed would cause Feed Control Ofﬁcials (AAFCO)
to the FDA that said the agency considerable hardship with little regarding the ingredient approval
should not extend the regulations beneﬁt over currently utilized process that the agency and
to include all animal food. Section programs at feed mills and be very AAFCO have worked out over
1002 of the new law enacted costly.
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REGULATORY- Delivering On Our Promises To Members
Continued from page 5 “Nutrition Facts” black box on pet these pet food requirements to all
food labels that is currently found animal feeds, as the congressional
several decades. AFIA is a major on human-type food labels. AFIA intent of the law is clear that it only
supporter of this process and told told FDA that pet food labeling has applies to pet food. AFIA’s rationale
FDA in the AFIA comments that this evolved over several decades and included the differences in size
should be the model for ingredient did not agree that changes should and number of of plants in both
standards. be made due to the low label industries, the high value of pet food
knowledge of pet food purchasers, products relative to feed products
FDA also asked about updating as evidenced by company toll-free and the common consumption of
pet food labels and requiring a calls. Also, AFIA said pet owners pet food by humans, intentionally or
understand the current pet food unintentionally.
labels, and no changes should be
Our 4 Promises to our Members… made. AFIA also argued any pet food rules
We Will Provide Expert should initially be modeled after the
Legislative & Regulatory The underlying theme of AFIA’s FDA’s current good manufacturing
comments was concern about regulations for medicated feed,
FDA creating national pet food which have been in existence
processing/labeling/ingredient for more than 35 years. AFIA
standards where state laws with postulated that both the industry
current requirements may be and agency need time to work
different, and the fact that FDA has through issues at each location.
not been provided any preemption
authority. AFIA urged FDA to For a copy of the ﬁnal comment
adopt the AAFCO Model Pet Food letter to FDA, visit www.AFIA.org
Regulations, if it chose to adopt or contact AFIA VP Richard Sellers
any labeling standards. (rsellers@aﬁa.org).
AFIA urged FDA not to extend
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AFIA Scorecard of Achievements
A synopsis of the achievements and signiﬁcant actions over the last year
on behalf of AFIA companies in the legislative and regulatory areas. For
additional information on any of these accomplishments, please contact
Date Accomplishment Member Value
Some of the bills are reﬂecting AFIA’s modiﬁed and
AFIA negotiating food/feed safety bills
April softened language. AFIA’s goals are to mitigate any
with congressional sponsors.
long-term consequences by suggesting alternative
language for “food” bills that include “feed” also.
AFIA and other agriculture coalition
Prevent the future deterioration of commodity market
members provided comments to the
as an effective risk management tool for the feed
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
industry. The signiﬁcant increase of participation
April (CFTC) against the proposed increase
by speculators in commodity markets has increase
speculative position limits nor to exempt
volatility, lack of convergence and artiﬁcially raised
investment funds from speculative position
commodity market prices.
China has changed its current enforcement policy on
AFIA advises US agricultural attaché in
GM grains, thereby causing AFIA members delays
April Beijing of export problems with genetically
and costs. AFIA is pushing USDA to address the
issue and expects China to change position.
All indications are that concerns about AFIA member
AFIA’s legal counsel told FDA (by letter)
labels have been withdrawn. AFIA claimed that FDA
that the agency has erred in proposing
April has previously indicated it did not have such expertise
to regulate as “claims” any use of patent
and would not regulate patent numbers on labels.
numbers on labels.
This was being challenged by at least one state.
FDA indicated AIFA was “ahead of the curve, even
for food groups.” It also wanted to know how to
High level meetings at FDA reveal strong
encourage more ﬁrms to join the program and
March support for AFIA’s Safe Feed/Safe Food
requested a detailed presentation on the program.
This bodes well for expanding program participation
with a future FDA endorsement.
In response to a grant from the National Pork Board,
AFIA completed this project and the Pork Board is
funding the transformation of the written modules into
AFIA completes Safe Feed/Safe Food On- computer-based training modules for on-farm use.
Farm Pork Producers Training Modules This adds another level of protection to the already
growing area of feed safety promotion. Discussions
have begun with other producer groups to use this
Pork Board model.
Removes unnecessary burden from feed industry
EPA publishes a comprehensive animal customers, by providing for the voluntary assertion
feeding operations (CAFO) proposal, which that ﬁrms do not discharge animal waste. Adopting
adopted AFIA and Ag. Coalition long held AFIA’s position —that EPA has extended its authority
positions beyond the Clean Water Act to require permits for
ﬁrms that don’t discharge and intend to discharge.
AFIA President deﬁnes the drivers behind AFIA supports government research and support for
“high food cost” at Board meeting. This biofuels. AFIA deﬁned that high feed and food costs
message was widely circulated by the trade are caused by a variety of factors beyond biofuel
press. production from food grains.
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Date Accomplishment Member Value
Providing AFIA’s view of on-farm feed safety for the
global feed industry assists the industry in supporting
AFIA authors section on on-farm feed
February AFIA’s time-tested view of on-farm safety and
safety for the IFIF/FAO feed manual.
contributes to the overall image of promoting feed
safety to the world.
This group will assist AFIA staff in rapidly responding
International Trade Member Interest Group to trade issues that arise frequently on a country by
February formed by AFIA to solicit input on frequent country and commodity by commodity basis, thereby
trade issues providing the US Government with timely information
for foreign governments.
AFIA President Joel Newman reappointed AFIA will continue to provide valuable input to the
February to the Secretary’s (Agriculture) Agriculture highest levels of government on trade policy issues,
Trade Advisory Committee thereby keeping the industry’s trade goals a priority.
Industry supports voluntary (not mandatory) HACCP.
AFIA leads industry coalition in opposing Adoption of a voluntary standard by a regulatory body
January development of voluntary HACCP has, in the past, led to adoption of a model rule. AFIA
“standard” by AAFCO will continue to oppose adoption of industry standards
This is the ﬁrst report indicating no failed inspections.
FDA continues to say this is the highest compliance
FDA’s semi-annual BSE inspection report
rate ever for any agency rule. This result coupled
January had no failed inspections listed for nearly
with the fact there have been no BSE cattle in the US
born before this rule, makes it difﬁcult for countries to
refuse our beef.
AFIA helped the International Feed
By driving Codex in a reasonable direction with
Industry Federation sponsor a Global
respect to any feed related codes and their
Regulatory Roundup in Atlanta. Focus
January implementation, AFIA keeps clear for its members any
centered upon any international interest in the
codes or guidelines that might impact trade barriers
Codex Alimentarius Commission forming a
for feed and feed ingredients on a global basis.
new task force on Good Animal Feeding.
AFIA contributed on several legislative
fronts as Congress began consideration
AFIA’s goal is to make the statutes clear, reasonable
of 15 feed and food safety bills. AFIA has
January and to minimize any unrealistic obligation or severe
also been extremely active in two coalitions,
impact these bills may have on our industry.
one oriented toward agriculture, the other
involving food industries.
EPA’s proposed rule on Spill Prevention
Control and Countermeasures left many
of the areas unclear as to the meaning As a result of AFIA action, many facilities will not be
and interpretation of the rule and how ﬁeld subject to certain parts of the rule which would have
inspectors might interpret and enforce it. cost them thousands of dollars per facility to comply.
AFIA met with agency ofﬁcials and worked Additionally other facilities will see a reduced amount
hard to clarify several areas of concern to the of expenditures to comply with the rule. The ﬁnal rule
industry, submitting multiple comments and should be out in mid-year 2008.
testifying before both EPA and the Ofﬁce of
Management and Budget.
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Date Accomplishment Member Value
The Department of Homeland Security
Without the AFIA generated changes, the Chemical
obviously listened to AFIA comments
Facility Standards would have added extremely costly
on two critical points of interest (urea
and unnecessary paperwork for feed facilities. The
and propane) to the feed industry when
storage of urea was removed from the Appendix A
December it issued a ﬁnal list of chemicals under its
and AFIA working closely with the National Propane
Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards.
Association provided information to DHS. Through his
DHS accepted AFIA comments that urea as
hard work the DHS raised the level of propane that
handled in feed facilities poses not threat and
can be store and note reported to DHS.
it lowered raised substantially the threshold
level for propane.
AFIA provided key input and support
for a Presidential Interagency Working
AFIA has been in the forefront of a growing effort for
Group on Import Safety. The group issued
the safety of imported feed and pet food ingredients
a strategic framework covering all areas
and in an attempt to help ﬁnalize an industry guidance
November of import safety on any items that could
for FDA. As part of this drive, AFIA conducted the
conceivably harm consumers. As part of the
ﬁrst-ever, “National Dialog” on ingredient import safety
overall initiative, FDA contributed a crucial
Food Protection Plan which included a call
for third party certiﬁcation, long advocated by
AFIA President Joel Newman spoke before
President Bush’s Interagency Working President Newman set the foundation for AFIA’s
Group on Import Safety stating that all expanding leadership role in the coming months on
countries exporting to the U.S. should meet the safety of imported feed ingredients and the federal
the same feed safety standards as companies government’s increasing consideration for third party
based here. He strongly advocated that certiﬁcation programs like AFIA’s Safe Feed/Safe
security for feed and food be returned to FDA Food Certiﬁcation Program.
IFIF’s actions should aid ﬁrms doing business
Through its membership in the International
internationally by keeping FAO’s focus on addressing
Feed Industry Federation, AFIA played a key
hazards to ensure safe ingredients, creating a
October role in the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Meeting on
common ingredient safety control system and by
Animal Feed Impact on Food Safety Meeting
maintaining the landmark 2004 Codex Code for
in Rome, Italy.
The Summit was an unparalleled forum, bringing
“Feeding the Future,” AFIA’s ﬁrst Executive together the industry’s key leaders on pressing
Leadership Summit, in Dana Point, Calif., developments, crucial topics and where the feed
October was a resounding success drawing leading industry is headed. AFIA’s leadership in food safety
industry executives from throughout the U.S. and other areas was acknowledged throughout the
and around the world. event by inﬂuential government ofﬁcials and industry
Through the advanced notice of public Opposition of GIPSA regulation of processed grain
rulemaking, AFIA opposed the development of products not only prevents another regulatory agency
a Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards from regulating processed feed ingredients, it stops
Administration (GIPSA) program to regulate the dangerous precedence of agency regulation of
the marketing and testing of co-products products that are not within the agency's statutory
produced as a result of ethanol production for authority.
High-Level Conference on World Food Security:
The Challenges of Climate Change and Bio-energy
“Fertilizers, Feeds and Seeds in World Food Security”
PRIVATE SECTOR FORUM
A statement by Fred Stephens, in recent years China’s middle class • Land available
President, International Feed has grown to about 200 million, to agriculture
Industry Federation, delivered on close to 15 percent of its population. on the other
June 3, 2008, at FAO, Rome, Italy China’s economy has grown by over hand has
10 percent in 2006 and in 2007. declined from
he International Feed Industry India’s economy has experienced approximately
Federation [IFIF] is comprised growth of approximately 8.3 percent 0.5 hectare to
of international associations in the same time frame. Reports 0.25 hectare,
and corporate entities representing suggest India’s middle class has challenging our capacity
over 80 percent of the world’s reached 250 million as well, or to meet tomorrow’s
commercial feed production. about 23 percent of its population, agricultural demand for
according to a recent Doane report. land-based protein.
Obviously, animal feed is a The resulting dietary change in • In addition to land-based
signiﬁcant consumer of grain; with these two countries from starch-rich protein production, meat
world feed production estimated to food to protein-rich chicken, beef protein from ﬁsh has grown
be 900 million tons. Approximately and pork has had a major impact on substantially over the past
80 percent of the world’s population increased feed, thus grain demand several years. However,
lives on less then $3000 a year, and and price globally. wild ﬁsh harvesting, due
income growth tends to be allocated to signiﬁcant over-ﬁshing
to improving diet ahead of anything IFIF believes the following points in the world’s oceans,
else. are most pertinent to the present appears unsustainable in
and future rising food prices as they terms of meeting increased
The key drivers for meat demand relate to meat, milk and eggs. demand. Aquaculture
are global population and the rise therefore will need to
in per-capita income [GDP] in • Global demand for meat ﬁll this gap and will add
developing regions. Lennart Bage, has accelerated over additional pressure on the
President of the International Fund the past several years, grain market as soybeans
for Agricultural Development [IFAD], reﬂecting population are a protein source for
in a recent statement, summed growth and rising GDP that aquafeeds.
up well the present and future has exceeded historical • Bio-energy demand will
food outlook: “The challenges of averages in developing continue to compete for
a growing population and rising nations. Never in any grain. However, in the view
demand for a richer diet, such as in period has so many people of IFIF, bio-energy demand
India and China, will not go away.” moved out of poverty as has had negligible effect on
It is not surprising then to learn that over the past ﬁve years. rising food and grain prices
globally and therefore meat
• An important – and less
discussed - contributor
to rising prices is ‘index
who’s investment value
in commodity futures has
risen from $25 billion to
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Continued from page 10. Policy: Animal Feeding; this will provide a
Regulations that may present trade global standard for the industry to
$260 billion in the past ﬁve barriers to the efﬁcient exchange efﬁciently, sustainably and safely
years, contributing to rising of food and feed ingredients contribute to the supply of the
commodity prices. need to be reviewed on science- incremental animal-source food
based procedures. We would required.
To overcome the challenges recommend a review of present
to sustainable, abundant and trade regulations, to ensure that Technology:
affordable food supply will require impediments to efﬁcient exchange Investments in technological
attention to speciﬁc areas which of food and feed ingredients are developments in genetics and
we summarize as PET – Policy, eliminated. nutrition, not excluding GMO-
Education and Technology. technology, need to be increased
Additionally, taxes on food should be signiﬁcantly and their outputs
reviewed, reduced and eliminated assessed on scientiﬁc basis. The
where possible to the beneﬁt of resolution of the current global
consumers. food crisis requires a decisive
technological ‘jump’ which can only
Education: come about by very substantially
The international animal feed increased global and national
industry will continue to work commitment to agricultural research
together in its effort to provide and development.
expertise to emerging, developing
nations. IFIF is determined to
implement across the industry the
Codex-negotiated Code on Good
2008 Australiasian Milling Conference
Alexa Stanco the biennial conference of the Flour While down under, both men repre-
Millers Council and the Stockfeed sented the United States feed indus-
red Fairchild of Kansas State Manufacturers Council of Australia try by making presentations to the
University and Joel Newman and the Australian Technical Millers Aussies on “Innovation & Efﬁciency
of AFIA were among more Association, held in Sydney, - Designing the Future.”
than 350 delegates who attended Australia, a few weeks ago.
Above: Fred Fairchild (Left) and Joel Newman (Right) present at the 2008 Australiasian Milling Conference in Sydney.
Cashing in at the Purchasing and
Ingredient Suppliers Conference
he annual Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers
Conference (PISC) and Spring Forum were held
in early March in Las Vegas with more than 500
attendees participating in the event. The AFIA Board of
Directors met, as well as numerous AFIA committees.
The event, held at the Flamingo Hotel, was a success
in both attendance and program content for the
Purchasing and Ingredient Supplier Committee.
Above: Beverly Warrington, Golden Peanut Company (Left), Nancy
Next year’s Spring Forum will be March 9-10 and Blanton, United International Industries, Inc. (Middle), and Karen
PISC will be March 11-13, 2009, in Destin, Florida. If Hanson, Farmers Feed & Supply Company. (Right).
you have any questions about this year’s conference
or next, please contact Jarrod Kersey at
Above: Attendees were dazzled by not just educational sessions, but
also the never-dull Vegas entertainment.
Above: Jim Bowe, ADM Alliance Nutrition, Inc. (Left), Sherry
Jones with husband John Jones, Cargill Animal Nutrition, Inc.
(Middle), and Ken Klauser ADM Alliance Nutrition Inc. (Right).
Above: Chad Risley, Lucta U.S.A. Inc. (Left), Kevin Halpin,
International Ingredient Co. (Middle), and Reid Adkins, International
Nutrition, Inc. (Right).
Above: AFIA staff helping register members.
Marlene Petersen and George Graber Recipients of
Prestigious AFIA Awards
2007-2008 Member One of Marlene’s
of the Year was the agreement
she garnered from
Richard Sellers AAFCO to rescind its
decision to start anew
arlene Petersen, Vice with model draft feed
President of Quality for safety regulations
MSC (Milk Specialties after the industry had
Cos.), Dundee, Ill. has been named worked more than two
2007-2008 Member of the Year. years to hammer out a
Above: Joel Newman, AFIA and Marlene Petersen at award
Marlene’s contributions have She led the strong ceremony in June.
included chairing the Feed Control industry effort to force
Committee for 3 ½ years. During AAFCO to return to the new animal drug applications, food
her term, she worked on AAFCO consensus document and continue additive petitions and researcher
and FDA issues and was an active discussions rather than create a before he assumed the role of
participant on the task force that new document drafted entirely the director of the Animal Feeds
developed the Safe Feed/Safe Food by regulatory ofﬁcials. This was Division—one he held for nearly
Certiﬁcation Program. typical of her approach—take issues 30 years. In the last years of his
head on and deal with ofﬁcials with tenure, he was promoted to deputy
During her tenure, AFIA reached a integrity and respect. director of the Ofﬁce of Surveillance
hard-won agreement with AAFCO and Compliance.
regarding its closed-door meetings, Leading this pivotal AFIA committee
which had become more frequent. for more three years greatly assisted Dr. Graber received a B.S. in dairy
She regularly engaged AAFCO the association and industry in science and M.S. in animal science,
ofﬁcers and members about the reaching some difﬁcult decisions both from Rutgers University. He
importance of open meetings with with regulators. Her leadership earned his Ph.D. in animal science
industry input. style, good demeanor, collegiality from the University of Illinois in
and knowledge of the industry have 1971.
led to some long-term victories for
AFIA. He joined the FDA at about the time
For these reason and many others, the ﬁnal rule for good manufacturing
Marlene Petersen has earned practices (GMPs) regulations
the honor of being named AFIA’s for medicated feed were being
2007-2008 Member of the Year. published. These were the rules he
implemented and administered for
the next 30 years.
Service Award Winner Dr. Graber has distinguished himself
in many ways during a multitude of
After serving for 36 years with the meetings with the feed industry. He
Food and Drug Administration, Dr. listened intently to issues raised
George Graber retired last year.
He joined the agency in 1971 and Continued on page 14.
Above: Marlene Petersen, 2007-2008
Member of the Year served as a scientiﬁc reviewer for
regarding regulation by his agency In his retirement, he has accepted
and queried industry representatives a contract with FDA/CVM to ﬁnish
on aspects of concern. Not the work on the FDA’s Animal Feed
infrequently, he changed his opinion Safety System regulations and
based on these discussions and programs—one that he started over
sometimes, even over the objections ﬁve years ago. With his leadership,
of his colleagues. He was known as this plan has evolved into a sound,
a straight-shooter and administered science-based risk management
the law and rules with impartiality system and will likely bear his mark
and equity. He offered insights when the rules are published.
where the limitations of his position
would allow and chastised industry A solid scientist, regulator and
ofﬁcials when needed. He was a supporter of a strong feed industry
good regulator. Also, he served for more than 35 years, and
as the FDA observer during someone who has served with
the association-wide task force distinction, Dr. George Graber is
Above: Dr. George Graber, 2008 meetings developing the Safe Feed/ deserving of the AFIA’s highest
Distinguished Service Award Winner.
Safe Food Certiﬁcation Program. award, the Distinguished Service
Award—the ﬁrst nomination ever for
Continued from page 13. a regulatory ofﬁcial.
Anne Keller, AFIA’s New Director of Communications
Judy Pilgrim Bureau Federation. Prior to that
position, she spent ﬁve years
nne Keller, formerly with on Capitol Hill as the Press and
the American Farm Bureau Communications Director for
Federation, has joined AFIA Congressman Charlie Stenholm
as Director of Communications. of Texas, and was the Senior
She replaces Rex A. Runyon who Legislative Assistant focused on
left AFIA in February. agricultural issues for Congressman
Baron Hill of Indiana.
Anne has gained knowledge and
experience on agricultural issues Her experience in communications
in her previous positions, most also includes news coverage of
recently serving as Director of Washington politics as a freelance
Issues Management and News researcher and ﬁeld producer for
Services for the American Farm CNN. In addition, she has done
research, writing and editing of
materials about candidates, elected
ofﬁcials and campaigns for National
Journal Group publications.
Above: Anne Keller joins AFIA staff.
As AFIA’s Director of
Communications, Anne will be and consumer conﬁdence.
in charge of the association’s
publications, press announcements, Anne remains actively involved in
media relations and creating farming with her mother in southern
Welcome to the
awareness of the feed industry’s Indiana. She holds a Bachelor of
organization ‘representing Arts degree in English from DePauw
contributions to food safety, nutrition
the total feed industry.’ University.
New To Member Services - AFIA Online Career Center
Alexa Stanco agent to email
FIA will soon launch a new daily. They also
service for our members, beneﬁt from online
the AFIA Career Center. The reporting that
introduction of this online job board provides job activity
will focus on feed and pet food statistics.
industries and professionals. AFIA
recognizes that there are millions of For job seekers,
jobs and internships available, yet AFIA Career Center
only a small percentage of those is a free service that
are dedicated to the feed industry. provides access to
The AFIA Career Center bridges this employers and jobs
gap, offering its members—and the in the feed industry.
industry at large—an easy-to-use In addition to posting
and highly targeted resource for their resumes, job
online employment connections. seekers can browse
and view available For more information please contact
AFIA realizes ﬁnding desired jobs based on their criteria and save Sarah Novak, Membership and
candidates in the feed and pet those jobs for later review if they Service Director at 703-558-3574 or
food industries can be a challenge. choose. Job seekers can also create snovak@aﬁa.org.
Through this service, we hope to a search agent to provide email
streamline searches so you can notiﬁcations of jobs that match their
focus on what is important to the criteria.
success of your business and During the initial
career. The AFIA Career Center The Career Center will kick off in
offers several beneﬁts to structure June 2008, so plan to visit http:// launch period,
an efﬁcient hiring process by careers.aﬁa.org for details. Don’t
providing targeted access to the miss this unique opportunity to be receive a special
best feed and pet food professionals seen by an exclusive audience of
in your ﬁeld. the feed and pet food industry’s best introductory
• Targeted Approach discount of 20% off
• Competitive Pricing
• Resume Search all packages.
• Easy Online Job
• Auto Notiﬁcation
• Company Awareness
Posting Packages & Member Non-Member
• Job Activity Tracking
Both members and non-members One 30-Day Job Posting $250.00 $375.00
can use the AFIA Career Center for
One 60-Day Job Posting $350.00 $525.00
a nominal cost to reach qualiﬁed
candidates. Employers can post Three 30-Day Job Postings $675.00 $1,025.00
jobs online, search for qualiﬁed Three 60-Day Job Postings $900.00 $1,350.00
candidates based on speciﬁc job Five 30-Day Job Postings $995.00 $1,495.00
criteria and create an online resume
AFIA Elects Board of Directors Class of 2011
Judy Pilgrim Mosaic Feed Ingredients, Robby Ritchey,
Riverview, Fla. Martindale Feed Mill,
FIA recently announced the Valley View, Texas
election results for the Board Gerald May,
of Directors Class of 2011. P&G Pet Care, Scott Starnes,
Following are the 16 new directors Lewisburg, Ohio Eastern Minerals, Inc.,
whose three-year terms run through Henderson, N.C.
April 30, 2011: Dan Meagher,
Novus International, Inc., Randy Walker,
Richard Alford, St. Louis, Mo. DPI Global,
Trouw Nutrition USA, Fort Dodge, Iowa
Highland, Ill. James Moore,
Southern States Cooperative, Eddie Wells,
Philip Greene, Richmond, Va. Milk Specialties,
Foster Farms, Dundee, Ill.
Fresno, Calif. Kenneth Munsch,
Cattleman’s Choice, Loomix LLC, Alan Wessler,
Vic Heinold, Johnstown, Colo. MFA Incorporated,
CGB Enterprise, Columbia, Mo.
Mandeville, La. Robert Norton,
BioZyme Incorporated, The Board of Directors is the
Steve Koenig, St. Joseph, Mo. governing body of AFIA. The
DDC Biotech, LLC, full board consists of 50 member
Evansville, Ind. Mark Poeschl, company representatives. The next
North American Nutrition Board meeting will be October 7-8,
David Lee, Companies, Inc., Lewisburg, Ohio 2008, in Chicago.
Three Webcasts/ Webinars on FDA Issues Available
Richard Sellers concerns based on a myriad of staff must be met when ﬁling a petition
and legal counsel experience. Such for ingredient approval. The FDA
FIA hosted three webinars issues as whether to recall or not, ofﬁcials also addressed their recent
on issues related to FDA to whom to report a contamination decision to allow structure/functions
and state feed regulation. issue, or if it is required to report it claims on ingredient labels.
The ﬁrst, “What to Do Before, During are covered in this webinar. There
and After an FDA Inspection,” was are also example documents for The webinars are contained on a
based on a brochure developed by media statements, memos to CD- ROM that can be used in house
the AFIA Feed Control Committee employees, media concerns and or as a training video for feed mills.
(now the Feed Regulatory memos to customers. Selected sections can be aired also,
Committee) 15 years ago. It details as each program is divided by topic.
a facility’s rights and obligations and The third is the recently held
those of FDA and provides practical webcast, “Navigating the Ingredient Each can be purchased for the
advice when confronting a facility Approval Process: Pitfalls and cost of the webcast and shared
inspection. Successes.” Four FDA ofﬁcials with others in your ﬁrm. For more
provided insight into the procedures information or to purchase, visit
The second webinar, “Product required to gain the approval for Educational Materials on AFIA’s
Recalls: Ethical, Legal, Regulatory a feed ingredient. AFIA’s legal website.
and Median Concerns,” provided counsel provided insight into what
helpful tips and advice on recall legal and regulatory requirements
AFIA Completes Successful Webcast
n Monday, May 19th,
AFIA held “Navigating the
Feed Ingredient Approval
Process; Successful Routes and
Pitfalls” featuring the following
• Bob Hahn (FDA legal
counsel, Olsson, Frank and
Weeda) - addressed GRAS
notiﬁcation process for foods
and possible application to
• Shannon Jordre (FDA
Center for Veterinary Above: Four FDA ofﬁcials take part in AFIA’s recent webinar on navigating the FDA
ingredient approval process. From left to right, Dr. Bill Burkholder, Dr. Mika Aleywense,
Medicine) – addressed Shannon Jordre and Dr. Sharon Benz.
processes The two-hour webcast provided approval process, please contact
• Dr. Mika Alewynse (FDA insights for companies on the Jarrod Kersey at jkersey@aﬁa.org.
Center for Veterinary AAFCO ingredient approval process
Medicine) – addressed with a primary focus on the quality
content needed for quality of data submissions. Also, Dr.
submissions to FDA for Burkholder outlined the structure
AAFCO ingredient deﬁnitions function claim approval process
• Dr. William Burkholder including proposed claims, data
(FDA Center for Veterinary submission and FDA review.
Medicine) – addressed
structure function claim Copies of the webcast, including
approval. copies of the slides, will be sent
to those who
To buy the AFIA webcast,
please ﬁll out the
if you did not publications order form
register for the found on
webcast and www.aﬁa.org - ‘educational
would like to materials’ page.
order a copy,
please contact Rates:
Alexa Stanco at
astanco@aﬁa. Members $319.00
org. If you Non Members $639.00
Above: AFIA staff member Jarrod Kersey (Right) and Bob Hahn (Left) approval or
conducting FDA webcast. FDA claim
Gearing Up for the Liquid Feed Symposium in Austin, Texas
The Kenny Berg acceptance as a viable and quality
product, helping dairymen and
universities to submit industry-
related research proposals for
Research & cattlemen alike realize a good return
on their investment in liquid feeds.
possible funding. See the chart
below for previous research
Education Fund projects.
Kenny encouraged industry-related
Leanna Nail university research and during one Complete information on
of his terms as chair of the Liquid contributing to the fund and
y unanimous vote at the Feed Committee, the Research & submitting research proposals for
March meeting of the Liquid Education Fund was established to the committee’s review can be
Feed Committee Research help fund these projects. found on the AFIA website.
& Education Fund, the name of
the fund has been changed to The The Liquid Feed Committee E D CO
accepts contributions to this FE M
Kenny Berg Research & Education
Fund in honor of the man who fund, recognizing the contributing
devoted his professional life to the companies at the annual Liquid
liquid feed industry’s growth and Feed Symposium, and encourages
Liquid Feed Research & Education Funds at Work
Research Report Title Investigators University
Effect of Backgrounding Diet on Subsequent Performance and Paul Beck, J.M. Phillips, Stacy Gunter, University of
Growing Calves Grazing Tall Fescue Kim Cassida and Steve Freeman Arkansas
Effects of Liquid Supplement With or Without Fat Fed to Cows M.K. Petersen, Gary Pulsipher, C.R.
Consuming Native Range on Body Weight, Body Condition Score Krehbiel, Jason Sawyer, Gene Parker NMSU
and Calf Performance and Shad Cox
Approaches to Reduce Free-Choice Liquid Supplement Intake and Paul Davis, William Kunkle and John
Intake Variation in Beef Cattle Arthington
How Does Sucrose Level Affect the Nutrient Yield From
Mary Beth Hall UFL
Comparison of Dry and Liquid Protein Supplements Fed J.S. Weyers, H.T. Purvis, C.R. Krebbiel, Oklahoma State
in Stocker Cattle Consuming Low-Quality Native Grass: D.L. Lalman, D.A. Cox, J.E. Moore, and University, UFL,
Performance and Digestibility J. Harris Westway
How Do pH and Protein Source Affect Nutrient Yield From
Mary Beth Hall and Lucia Holtshausen UFL
Evaluation of Molasses-Soy Oil Soapstock Mix fed in a TMR or
Charles Staples, Scott Broken, L.E.
a Pasture Supplement for Lactating Dairy Cows (Preliminary UFL
Sollenberger and W.W. Thatcher
Supplementation of Copper and Selenium in Molasses-Based
John Arthington UFL
Liquid Supplements in Growing Beef Cattle
Ruminal Availability of Nitrogen from Liquid Feeds Evan Titgemeyer and James Drouillard KSU
Effect of Negative Cation-Anion Balanced Forages on Acid-Base
Matt Hersom and John Arthington UFL
Physiology and Dry Matter Intake in Beef Cows
Effect of Forage-Liquid Molasses Interaction on Acid-Base Matt Hersom, John Arthington and Gary
Physiology and Performance in Beef Cattle Hansen
Effect of Cane Molasses on Absorptive Capacity of Rumin
Bradley Johnson and William Miller KSU
Papillae in Dairy Cows During the Dry Period and Early Lactation
Assessing the Ability of Molasses to Prevent Milk Fat Depression
Barry Bradford & Evan Titgemeyer KSU
From Distillers Grains With Solubles
AFIA LIQUID FEED SYMPOSIUM and TRADE SHOW
“Analyzing Today’s Marketplace and Tomorrow’s Opportunities”
An all-star line up of speakers will be present at the 38th Annual Liquid Feed Symposium to share their insight on topics
critical to the industry. The annual symposium is a “must attend” meeting for anyone involved with liquid production.
Whether your company manufactures liquids or supplies ingredients or services to the manufacturers, you will gain an
understanding of the issues confronting the industry today and arm yourself with the knowledge needed to keep that
Wednesday, September 10th Jim Lere, QLF
8:00 am – noon Liquid Feed Committee Meeting 10:30 am – 11:00 am Kansas State Research Report- “As-
Noon – 6:00 pm Registration sessing the Ability of Molasses to Prevent Milk Fat, Depression
1:00 pm – 1:15 pm Opening Remarks from Distillers Grains with Solubles” Dr. Barry Bradford, KSU
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm AFIA Regulatory Report, Richard Sellers, 11:00 am – 11:45 am Sulfur – Effects and Management,
AFIA Feed Ingredient Sulfur Levels, Danny Simms, Min-Ad, Sulfur
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm Animal Activists and What You Must Know, Induced Toxicity, Dr. Dan Gould, Colorado State University
Dr. Janice Swanson, Michigan State University Noon to 1:15 pm Lunch and Awards/Hall of Fame Induction
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm Break 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Weather Forecast and Industry Impacts,
3:15 pm – 4:00 pm Liquid Ingredient and Urea Forecast, Bill Art Douglas, Creighton University
Anderson, Westway Feed Products 2:30 – 3:15 pm Maximizing Forage Utilization, Tryon
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm Macro and Micro Ingredient Forecast, Jon Wickersham, Texas A & M
Nelson, Southeastern Minerals 3:15 pm – 3:45 pm Ice Cream Social - Exhibit Hall
2:00 pm – 6:30 pm Liquid Feed Trade Show 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm Maximizing NPN Utilization, Dr. Evan
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Critical Liquid Supplementation Hour - Titgemeyer, KSU
Exhibit Hall 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Liquid $ and Sense, Dr. R. Hollis Klett, XF
Thursday, September 11th 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Sponsor’s Social - Exhibit Hall
7:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration
7:15 am – 8:00 am Breakfast Buffet - Exhibit Hall Friday, September 12th
7:00 am – 6:30 pm Liquid Feed Trade Show 7:15 am – 8:00 am The “Incredible Egg” Breakfast - Exhibit
8:00 am – 8:15 am General Session Opening Remarks Hall
8:15 am – 9:00 am Feeding Certiﬁcation Programs, Quality 7:00 am – 9:30 am Liquid Feed Trade Show
Assurance Specialist from NCBA 8:00 am – 8:45 am Feed, Food, Fuel & More Foolishness-
9:00 am – 9:45 am Non-Feed Opportunities, Dave Caldwell, What’s in our Future Now?, Bob Riley, Feed Energy Company
Westway Trading Corporation 8:45 am – 9:30 am CattleFax Report, Duane Lenz, CattleFax
9:45 am – 10:15 am Break 9:30 am – 10:00 am Closing Remarks and “Cabela’s Gift
10:15 am – 10:30 am Research & Education Fund Results, Card” drawing
Register Early: Register on line at http:// www.aﬁa.org or complete the registration form and return with payment to
AFIA, 2101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 916, Arlington, VA 22201. Registration forms with credit card information may be faxed to
703-524-1921. EARLY REGISTRATION CUT-OFF DATE IS AUGUST 22nd.
Hotel and Transportation: The DoubleTree Austin Hotel, located at 6505 IH-35 North at Highway 290 is just 20 minutes
from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and minutes from the University of Texas, State Capitol, and the Sixth Street
Entertainment District. For room reservations call 512-454 3737 and mention the AFIA Liquid Feed Symposium. The AFIA
room block is available until August 10, 2008. Rates are $169 per night for single or double occupancy.
For room reservations call 512-454 3737 and mention the AFIA Liquid Feed Symposium. The AFIA room block is available
until August 10, 2008. Rates are $169 per night for single or double occupancy.
For more information, contact Leanna Nail at 703-558-3567; lnail@aﬁa.org.
AFIA NEWS SYMPOSIUM SPonsors
With so many
to know your
protected by the
Safe Feed/ Safe Food Certiﬁcation Program
American Feed Industry Association
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Members in the News
Compiled by Judy Pilgrim Kemin AgriFoods North America acquisition will allow Hi-Pro Feeds
has announced the promotion of to service its current markets and
Andrew G. Yersin, Ph.D., to Director the expanded markets served by
of Research and Development. Dr. Sunrise Feed more efﬁciently across
Yersin will guide the activities of the Southwest.
scientists pursuing new product
Chr. Hansen has obtained new development, applied research and Wenger
quality certiﬁcation in the U.S. as a the Customer Laboratory Services Manufacturing,
result of a recent audit by Bureau group that supports existing Inc., supplier
Veritas Quality International. The Agrifoods products. Yersin joined of extrusion
company has been awarded the Kemin in 2004 as Product Manager processing
FAMI-QS certiﬁcate – the state- for the Food Safety Platform systems for the
of-the-art quality certiﬁcation pathogen reduction program. In feed and food
for feed additives which fully 2005, he served as Worldwide processing
integrates ISO 9001 standards, Director of Intellectual Property industries, has created the new
Good Manufacturing Practices and Regulatory Affairs for Kemin Wenger Mediterranean Regional
and HACCP requirements. The Industries. Division. Nigel Lindley will serve as
certiﬁable system provides a single Regional Manager; Carl Eidsforth
reference for ensuring the quality will be in charge of customer service
and safety of feed additives on the and support. The countries included
U.S. market to the beneﬁt of feed in the Mediterranean branch are
manufacturers and their customers. Turkey, Greece, Portugal, Spain, the
Also at Kemin, Kristi Krafka, U.K. and Ireland.
Feed Energy Company, Des formerly Director of Regulatory
Moines, Iowa, has added Alan Affairs, has been promoted to Wilbur-Ellis
Richardson as Director of Marketing Vice President of Regulatory Company has
and Market Development. Alan has Affairs, Quality Assurance completed its
more than 25 years of experience and Quality Control. In purchase of
in marketing and communications, this role, she will provide the marketing
most recently managing business strategic and operational and distribution
intelligence in the strategic planning regulatory expertise and leadership business of ProFood USA, Inc.
and business development for regulatory approvals and and the operating units Poseidon
department of Pioneer Hi-Bred will monitor the quality of Kemin Proteins and Agri Trading-Gooding.
International. products to achieve the company’s In announcing the acquisition,
commercial objectives. Wilbur-Ellis President & CEO John
P. Thacher said, “The synergy of
Unifeed Hi-Pro Inc. has signed the two organizations will provide
a deﬁnitive purchase and sale greater resources as well as joint
agreement with Sunrise Feed, LLC marketing opportunities that will
in Cheyenne and Elk City, Okla. deﬁnitely enable us to provide the
Sunrise Feed manufactures and best service to our customers.
sells beef, horse and other animal The feed ingredient marketplace
feed and pasture supplements. The is changing rapidly, and we need
to align ourselves with a company
that has the necessary resources,
shares similar values and has a high
level of integrity in the agricultural
Above: Alan Richardson.
Welcome The Newest AFIA Members
Compiled by Judy Pilgrim Jeff M. White
Edward Robinson NEWBOS Partners, LLC Danny Gauthier
Territory Sales Manager PO Box 150944 Purchasing Manager
Bentoli AgriNutrition, Inc. South Ogden, UT 84415 SPF North America
5812 Trade Center Dr., Suite 200 559/667-4150 5300 North Highway 25
Austin, TX 78744 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Hodges, SC 29653
512/386-7333 Fax: 512/386-7377 Web: www.newbos.com 864/642-4420 Fax: 864/374-3091
Email: email@example.com (Software for feed manufacturers Web: www.spf-diana.com
Web: www.bentoli.com and commodity traders) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Ingredient Supplier – (An international company selling
Feed Additives/ Mike McGetrick pet food ﬂavoring agents and
Specialty General Manager palatability products)
Products) Nutrition Partners
20 East Lake Avenue Art Nor
Daniel Simmons Airdrie, AB, Canada T4A 2G8 Manager
President 204/254-1525 Fax 204/254-2428 Sietsema Farms Feeds
Continental Web: www.nutritionpartners.ca 11304 Edgewater Dr., Suite A
Search & Outplacement, Inc. Email: mike.mcgetrick@ Allendale, MI 49401
PO Box 42873 nutritionpartners.ca 616/895-7493 Fax: 616/895-4008
Baltimore, MD 21236 (Premix manufacturer for dairy, Web: www.sietsemafarms.com
410/529-7000 Fax 410/529-7007 beef, swine and poultry feeds) Email: email@example.com
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Feed manufacturer, integrator)
Web: www.consearch.com Gene Desautels
(Recruitment in animal science General Manager Adam Luce
industry) The PMT Group Logistics Manager
PO Box 26028, 2641 Albert St. N Southern Feed Ingredients
Gary Culp Regina, SK, Canada S4R 8R7 221 Shore Drive
Vice President 306/721-6066 Fax: 306/721-4733 Suwanee, GA 30024
Global Animal Products, Inc Web: www.pmtgroup.com 770/237-5705 Fax: 770/962-3232
11401 S Washington Email: email@example.com Web: www.southernfeed.net
Amarillo, TX 79118 (Manufacturer and distributor of Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
806-622-9600 Fax: 806-373-4779 Essential EssenceTM feed ﬂavors, (Feed supplements, mold inhibitors
Email: email@example.com Wet NurseTM milk replacers, free and specialty ingredients)
(Ingredient supplier of minerals to choice Weatherguard™ minerals
the feed and pet food industries) and distributor of various feed Ken Tufte
additives) Sales Manager
Dr. Aaron Gaines Superior Feed Ingredients
Director of Nutrition & Production David Benson 9358 Oak Avenue
Services President Waconia, MN 55387
The Maschhoffs, Inc. Paciﬁc Vet Group 952/442-2380 Fax: 952/442-4945
7475 State Route 127 6349 E Calle De Mirar Web: www.superiorfeed.com
Carlyle, IL 62231 Tucson, AZ 85750 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
618/594-2125 Fax: 618/594-8487 520-577-3638 Fax: 520-577-3639 (Wholesale feed ingredient
Web: www.themaschhoffs.com Email: dbenson@paciﬁcvet.com merchandising company providing
Email: email@example.com Web: www.paciﬁcvet.com proteins, grains and feed
(Feed manufacturer, integrator) (A leading distributor of animal ingredients)
health products in Asia)
Continued on page 23.
Continued from page 22. Linda Lin Kelly Mills
General Manager President & Founder
John M. Dwyer US Niutang Chemical Inc. Westaqua Commodity Group Ltd.
President 2913 Saturn St., Unit G #211 – 988 Harbourside Drive
Tri Ag Supply Brea, CA 92821 North Vancouver, BC,
PO Box 606 714/993-6885 Fax: 714/993-7889 Canada V7P 3T2
Harvard, IL Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 604/988-3833 Fax: 604/988-3850
60033 (A leading global supplier Web: www.westaqua.com
815/943-7981 of aspartame, folic acid, Email: email@example.com
Fax: 815/943-8148 pharmaceutical intermediates and (Supplier of aquaculture and animal
Email: traiagdew.sbcglobal.net sucralose) feed ingredients; supplier to the pet
(Ingredient supplier) food industry)
AFIA Gears Up for Centennial Bash
of the photos 3. When you think of AFIA,
and history from what is the ﬁrst thing that
your collection. would come to mind?
We realize 4. In AFIA’s accomplishments
these are valued throughout the years, what
heirlooms and mattered to you the most?
promise to care
for and return 5. Would you like to share an
your artifacts in anecdote of one of your
favorite experiences with
a timely and safe AFIA?
Our hundred-year celebration is
Our member- not just about the history of AFIA
driven but our members. If your company
association would would like to participate beyond
not exist without the previously mentioned activities,
our members. consider becoming a centennial
Above: First Board of Directors, 1909 No matter what sponsor.
led you to our
Alexa Stanco organization, • Epic Level ($8,000)
when you joined or how involved • Legend Level ($5,000)
n March 1909 a ﬂedgling you are, we would like to hear how • Vision Level ($3,000)
association was born; today, AFIA has inﬂuenced you. Please • Quest Level ($1,000)
AFIA prepares to celebrate one make time in your schedule to • A page in the Centennial Book
hundred years of service. We need respond to the following questions:
the help of our valued members We appreciate any guidance
with photos, testimonials and 1. Can you recall some and help you can provide us as
sponsorships for various projects signiﬁcant historic events we prepare for our upcoming
planned for this celebration. impacting the feed industry? Centennial Celebration.
How did AFIA help usher
With the AFIA birthday bash on the them in? We look forward to hearing from
horizon, we need your help with you. Please email Alexa Stanco
2. As we move into another
historic photos. In going through at astanco@aﬁa.org if you are
century of AFIA successes,
our archives we realized we have able to share your pictures or
what change do you foresee
some holes in our commemorative remembrances. If you would like to
for the industry? For the
collection. We are hoping you can contribute ﬁnancially, contact Sarah
help ﬁll in our timeline and add some Novak at snovak@aﬁa.org.
Mark Your Calendars
date event city/ state venue
September 10-12 Liquid Feed Symposium Austin, Texas Doubletree Hotel Austin
October 7-8 Board of Directors Meeting Chicago, Ill. Westin O’Hare Hotel
AFIA & the Northern Crops
October 7 – 9 Institute - Feed Safety Short Fargo, N.D. Northern Crops Institute
AFIA & the Northern Crops
October 21 – 22 Institute - DDGS & Pellet Fargo, N.D. Northern Crops Institute
November 6-8 Savannah, Ga. Hyatt Regency Savannah
Georgia World Congress
January 28-30 International Feed Expo Atlanta, Ga.
Spring Forum/Purchasing &
March 9-13 Ingredient Suppliers Destin, Fla. Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort
For more information on these events visit www.AFIA.org.
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facilities and efficient production of high
Members: $225 Non-members: $350
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AFIA member companies may submit their news releases to Journal editor
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