FEED-CODE is mainly applicable as:

a service to European farmers, provided by associations or through agreements with service companies. FEED-CODE is considering the application of its innovative tools to all milk producers involved in the production of food carrying the European “Protected Designation of Origin” label (or PDO label). For these dairy farmers, it is highly relevant to control feed composition.

Feedcode applications
Just considering world-famous Italian PDO cheeses like Parmigiano Reggiano, Grana Padano, Gorgonzola and Asiago, FEED-CODE would already reach a target group of more than 10 000 farmers – so you can imagine how high the overall number of farmers involved in milk production for PDO cheese on a European-wide level would be! In other scenarios, the FEED-CODE technology could be applied on all farms specialised in milk production, 500 000 in the EU-27. Farms that are not specialised in milk production but that exceed a certain economic size would also benefit from FEED-CODE’s innovation.

Additional beneficiaries of the FEED-CODE certification and technological improvements would be associations of meat producers being able to control the quality and composition of the feed that they buy and supply to the livestock, thereby contributing to fully guarantee the quality of the meat on the market. On the other hand, FEED-CODE is also an instrument for feed producers. In the event of new standards set at European level which oblige compound feed manufacturers to certify their production, these manufacturers would likely have to turn to the cost-efficient and easy-to-use FEED-CODE instrument/platform. In such a case, a market with an annual turnover of €45 billion would also open up.