TUYEM, International Feed Congress and Exhibition, is held for 13th times by TÜRKİYEM-BİR on 26-29 April. FEFAC representatives, officials from the Ministry of Food Agriculture and Livestock and academicians attended the biennial program.
International Feed Congress and Exhibition (TUYEM) is held Turkish Feed Industrialists' Association (TÜRKİYEM-BİR) in Antalya on 26-29 April 2018 for the 13th times this year. Senior officials from the Ministry of Food Agriculture and Livestock and affiliated institutions, representatives from Federation of European Feed Industrialists (FEFAC), representatives of the feed sector, institutions and persons serving the sector, presidents of non-governmental organizations and academicians were present at TUYEM that is supported by 52 companies either through sponsorship or opening a stand.
Opening speeches of TUYEM were made by M. Ülkü Karakuş, President of TÜRKİYEM-BİR, FEFAC President Nick Major and Dr. Durali Koçak, General Director of Livestock Department from the Ministry of Food Agriculture and Livestock.
TÜRKİYEM-BİR President Karakuş, stressed the improvement of the Turkish feed sector and reminded that when he first entered the sector the total feed production in Turkey was 2.5 million tons and now it reached 25 million. Saying Turkey is expected to be the top feed producer among the EU countries within 1-2 years, Karakuş highlighted that the constant increase in the world population amount to an indirect growth potential for the feed industry.
FEFAC President Nick Major said that the European feed sector is opening a new page and setting new targets. Major said that FEFAC constituted Feed Industry 2030 Vision, and listed the three major topics of this topic as animal nutrition, feed safety and sustainability. Major ended his speech saying that the feed industry in Turkey has achieved a dynamic and successful improvement and FEFAC can make use of the sector’s contributions.
The last speechmaker of the opening part, Dr. Durali Koçak, General Director of Livestock Department, said Turkey is a net exporter in agriculture and feed sectors, however, its potential is even higher than the current position. Koçak said lack of stability in the prices of feed raw materials, bio-security legislation, regulations about the rendering products were among the complaints from the sector and they were all known by the ministry. He added that he hoped the most accurate solutions will be found in favor of Turkey and the sector.
Throughout the two-day program; there were presentations titled the Current Situation and Future of Turkish Economy, The Vision of European Feed Sector: “FEFAC 2030”, Expectations from the Black Sea Feed Trade, World Meat Sector and Trends, The Effect of Feed and Animal Product Exports to Raw Material Trade, Thermal Processing and Hygiene in Feed Production, Priorities in Ruminant Breeding and TAGEM (General Directorate of Agricultural Research and Policy) and R&D Activities and Feed Sector. In the closing program, representatives of Tarım Kredi Yem Sanayi A.Ş., Karyem Karapınar Yem, Optima Balıkesir Yem Fabrikası, Pak Tavuk, C.P. Bursa Yem Fabrikası ve Ektaş Tarım Ürünleri, all of which have completed 30 years of membership, and sponsors were given a thank you plaque.