Tuesday 10 November 2020Duynie Feeds signs up to supports WRAP Courtauld Commitment 2025
Duynie Feed UK have signed up to the government supported WRAP Courtauld Commitment 2025 scheme as a development partner. The agreement brings together businesses and organisations across the food industry to make the production of food and drink and consumption more sustainable. Members work towards a collective goal of identifying priorities, developing solutions, and implementing those changes to help reduce the carbon and waste associated within the food industry by at least one-fifth in 10 years, as well as reducing the water stress.
One year on from the launch of WRAP and IGD’s Food Waste Reduction Roadmap, and 156 UK food businesses have now committed to Target, Measure and Act on food waste. This represents more than half of UK food industry turnover.
Duynie UK is a co-product feed business, supplying to livestock farms up and down the country with nutritious, low carbon, alternative feeds. They are the first animal feed business to sign up to the initiative
When crops are processed, some of the plant is used for human consumption, while other parts are used for nutritious animal feed. It means all the valuable nutrients from the plant are fully utilised.
When replacing traditional feeds, such as wheat, barley and soya, with co-products, the competition on land use for growing human food and livestock feed is dramatically reduced. One plant grown to feed both human and livestock is a hugely positively contribution to circular agriculture.
Livestock farms feeding grain and pulses can replace half of these crops with surplus food co-products such as potato peelings from French fries manufacture, orange skins from orange juice manufacture and malt grains from brewing beers. The land use is halved and as the carbon is accounted for in the primary product, the meat and dairy products have a much-reduced carbon footprint.
Duynie are world leaders in developing innovative products like wallpaper paste made from potato starch and ECOGRAIN cat litter made from grain husks. Now they are developing new tools for farmers to help reduce both their financial and environmental costs, such as an innovative silage clamp cover made from vegetable puree which add feeds value and replaces costly plastic sheeting. There is also a novel way to help pig farmers comply with legislative requirements to provide animals with manipulable material whilst reducing financial and environmental costs. Additionally, a carbon credit voucher scheme is in development for users of low-carbon co-products.
To find out more about the amazing work the scheme is doing click here!