Latest News
  • Fight against Liverpool Plains NSW loss of grain production land (1/12/2016)
    The SFMCA has been thanked by the Caroona Coal Action Group for our support against the loss of prime agricultural land due to coal mine developments. John Hamparsum on bahalf of the Action Group recognised SFMCA's action in writing to the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister Stokes and Minister Robert expressing our Association's strong opposition to coal mining on the Liverpool Plains. These letters are quoted as having an impact, being mentioned by politicians in discussions and negotiations the Action Group has had. 
  • Coal Mining Proposals for the Liverpool Plain NSW (10/3/2016)
    The SFMCA supports the stance of a number of NSW farmers located on the Liverpool Plains of NSW that object to coal mine development that directly affects agricultural farm land. The Liverpool Plains is a critical supply source of grain for the NSW stockfeed industry. The SFMCA believes that mining development, that results in a loss of grain production land, should not be approved. The SFMCA has been lobbying federal and state politicians as well as the banking sector that would provide funding for the developments. In addition to loss of farming land, the SFMCA questions the impact of mining in this region on the underground water aquifers.
  • SFMCA Restructure Finalised (23/11/2015)
    Members in all five States have voted to proceed with the restructure. This will greatly reduce administration work as the organisation will operate under a national administration while retaining State SFMCA Branch meetings.
Latest Reports
  • SFMCA Issues Update June 2017 (9/6/2017)  
  • SFMCA 2016 Energy Survey Report (28/2/2017)
    This is the fifth annual report where SFMCA members have been surveyed to provide data on energy use in the manufacture of stockfeeds. The data provides information to feed mills allowing them to benchmark their performance. The survey looks at the calculated CO2 emissions from the feed manufacturing process. 
  • Heliotrope in Cereal Grains - Feed Alert (28/2/2017)  
    Due to seasonal conditions in the 2016/17 grain harvest, feed mills are identifying heliotrope weedseed in grain receivals. SFMCA members are reminded of the toxic nature of heliotrope, also known as potato weed. There are receival standards for cereal grains and feed mill receival staff need to be trained in heliotrope identification and delivery rejection where the maximum presence is exceeded. Refer to the Feed Alert for further details including photos of heliotrope weedseeds. 
  • Feed Quality - European Feed Manufacturers (24/1/2017)
    This is a report about European feed quality wirtten by Jeremy Harrison as part of an ISSI study tour completed in 2016. The work is based on feed mills visits and collection of feed samples and information. Pelleted feed samples were collected and tested for quality. The report looks at the variation in quality found from the mills visited. 
  • Pellet Quality Project Report 2016 (17/1/2017)  
    This project was completed to provide data on Australian pelleted feed quality.Feed samples submitted by feed mills were tested for durability and hardness. While many samples are of a high quality, there are some feeds found to have lower than desired durability. The data allows feed mills to benchmark their pellet quality against others in the industry.
  • FGP Feed Grain Supply & Demand Report 2016 (28/10/2016)  
    The latest report from the Feed Grain Partnership looking at Australian feed grain supply and demand. This report provides data on Australian feed use by livestock sector and state. In 2015/16 there was 13MMT of animal feeds used across all livestock industries. This figure is forecast to decline in 2016/17 due to a drop in beef feedlot cattle numbers and reduced feed use by dairy farmers. Feed use by the broiler, layer and pig industries is expected to increase in line with recent year growth rates. 
  • FGP Feed Grain Supply & Demand Report 2016 (28/10/2016)
    The latest report from the Feed Grain Partnership looking at Australian feed grain supply and demand. This report provides data on Australian feed use by livestock sector and state. In 2015/16 there was 13MMT of animal feeds used across all livestock industries. This figure is forecast to decline in 2016/17 due to a drop in beef feedlot cattle numbers and reduced feed use by dairy farmers. Feed use by the broiler, layer and pig industries is expected to increase in line with recent year growth rates. 
  • SFMCA Issues Update March 2016 (24/3/2016)  
  • Climate Risk Presentation (14/8/2015)  
    Presentation by David McRae, University of Southern Queensland to the SFMA Queensland members meeting August 2015.
Upcoming Events
  • Australasian Milling Conference 3-5 June 2018 (21/11/2016)
    The next Australasian Milling Conference is being held 3 - 5 June 2018. at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre.  The last AMC was held 29-31 May 2016 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. There were over 1,500 people attending under the conference theme ‘Sustainability – Key concepts for our future’.

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The Stock Feed Manufacturers' Council of Australia (SFMCA) represents feed milling companies throughout Australia. SFMCA members manufacture over 5,500,000 tonnes of feed annually; this is principally feed which is supplied to commercial poultry, pig, beef, dairy, sheep, horse, aquaculture and household livestock producers.

SFMCA members operate 159 feed, supplement and premix manufacturing sites located in all States of Australia. The number of mills and volume of feed manufactured represents over 90% of all commercial feed sold within Australia.

The SFMCA is a member of the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF).

 

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