The National Mexican Feed Council (Conafab, by its Spanish initials), an organization that gathers the most important industrial groups of feed producers in Mexico, has appointed its vice-president of International Affairs, Antonio Pedroza, as president of Feedlatina for the period 2016-18 within the framework of the 4th Joint RCTM04 Technical Committee Meeting, in Mexico City.
Feedlatina represents the animal feed industries in Latin America and the Caribbean, and aspires to be the channel for information, preparation, representation and credibility of the feed production sector before all official and private organisms. Given the importance of the Mexican market in this sector - fourth at global level - and the leadership of Conafab at national and regional level, Pedroza will be responsible for chairing Feedlatina with the aim of continuing the search for harmonization and strengthening of the region, and to guarantee safe, secure and competitive animal feeds.
Pedroza said: "The feed industry is important, because it is a large transformer of plant protein and animal protein. It is an industry that takes advantage of all inputs from the field to transform them into feeds, that in turn will be transformed into quality animal protein that people need.”
The ceremony was held at the 4th Meeting of the Joint RCTM04 Technical Committee, attended by Dr. Enrique Sanchez Cruz, Chief of Senasica, members of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) ; World Trade Organization (WTO); Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO); the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA); regulators from various Latin American countries, representatives of private organizations, government officials and representatives of the livestock sector in Mexico.
Today, Mexico ranks fourth worldwide as a leading feed producer, and it produces about 33 million metric tons of feeds for all species. As for Latin America, according to data published by Feedlatina, the Latin American bloc represents 17 percent of total world feed production.