Society of Feed Technologists

The Society of Feed Technologists (SFT), which was formed in 1967, provides a forum open to those interested in the production and welfare of farmed livestock, to meet in a non-competitive environment and discuss common issues and developments .

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The SFT Management Committee has postponed the Annual Ruminant Conference and the AGM to Wednesday 11th November 2020 at the Windmill Hotel, Coventry. Therefore, the conference and AGM planned for 2nd April will no longer be held.

Apologies for the inconvenience caused. This decision has been made reluctantly but with paramount consideration for the safety of all members, their families, colleagues and conference speakers during this period of developing Coronavirus transmission.

SFT Dates for your Diary:

 Ruminant Conference and AGM: Wednesday 11th November 2020.
 Pig Conference: Thursday 12th November 2020.
 Poultry Conference: Thursday 21st January 2021.

Venue: All conferences will be held at the Windmill Hotel Coventry.


The Society of Feed Technologists (SFT), which was formed in 1967, provides a forum open to those interested in the production and welfare of farmed livestock, to meet and discuss common issues and developments in a non-competitive environment. Membership is multi-disciplinary and is open to animal nutritionists, feed technologists, recipe formulators, academics, pharmacologists, veterinary surgeons, geneticists, feed mill managers, farm advisors etc.

The Society of Feed Technologists is based in the UK, and holds several conferences per annum, including three which individually concentrate on Poultry, Ruminant and Pig subjects. Nationally and Internationally renowned speakers are invited. Non members are permitted to attend the conferences providing they become members of the Society at the  subscription rate specially reduced for the first year only. Most members reside in the UK and Eire.

The Society of Feed Technologists also arrange study tours to places of interest to its members.
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Who can join?

Membership is open to anyone involved in any part of the animal feed and associated industries such as feed technology, nutrition, quality control, production, livestock advisory work and purchasing, retained by companies manufacturing, processing or selling animal feedingstuffs, supplements or additives.

It is also open to anyone person interested in the work of the Society – for example researchers, consultants, manufacturers, university and college lecturers and industry related students, etc.

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The Next Generation

The Next Generation, affectionately known as NextGen, is a forum for those nominally under 35 years of age (whether this is mental, physical or actual age, is not defined) to ensure that there is a conduit to the Management Committee of the Society for their views, and to assist in recruiting new SFT members from universities and the new recruits to the industry.

Periodic meetings and training events are held throughout the year. The next seminar is in the autumn of 2018: “Introduction to the Animal Feed Industry”. See the Events and Conferences page for more details.

The NextGen coordinator is Melanie Blake:

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