23 June 1998
Dalgety to list feed ingredients by percentage

DALGETY is to introduce complete ingredient disclosure on its new range of dairy, beef and sheep feeds – the first of the big three animal feed manufacturers to do so.

The move follows intensive lobbying by farmers unions and others in the wake of the BSE crisis. In the past, most feed companies have objected to disclosing their feed ingredients, claiming that the materials were commercially sensitive.

It is not known whether rival manufacturers BOCM Pauls and Bibby will follow suit.

The European Commission is considering systems for validating feed ingredients, although proposals are thought to be some way off.

  • The Scotsman 23/06/98 page 28