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What is ANAC?

The Animal Nutrition Association of Canada (ANAC) is the national trade association of the Canadian livestock feed industry. Originally formed in 1929 under the name Canadian Feed Manufacturers’ Association, ANAC has been representing the feed industry for nearly 100 years.

ANAC advocates on behalf of the feed industry with government regulators and policy-makers to foster a favourable business environment for its members.

The association is managed by a small staff in Ottawa and governed by a volunteer board of directors. The board consists of a 4-person executive committee and 13 other directors from across Canada, representing both regular and associate member companies. Members of the board are elected for a two-year term at the association’s annual general meeting held in the spring of each year.

Board of Directors

ANAC Executive Committee

Chair of the Board
Kevin Weppler
Grand Valley Fortifiers Ltd. 

Treasurer
Rhett Arnason
More Than Just Feed     

Vice Chair
Dave Dieleman
Ritchie-Smith Feeds, Inc.

Director-at-Large
Mario Boivin
Sollio Agriculture

Regular members

British Columbia
Dave Dieleman
Ritchie-Smith Feeds, Inc.

Alberta
Vacant

Manitoba
Rhett Arnason
More Than Just Feed

Ontario
Kevin Weppler
Grand Valley Fortifiers Ltd.

Québec
Barry Sutherland
Cargill Animal Nutrition

Western Canada
Christine Smith
Kemin Canada

Saskatchewan
Paul Groenewegen
Masterfeeds, an Alltech Company

Ontario
Derek Mendez      
Molesworth Farm Supply Ltd.

Québec
L. Paul Gaudreau            
Agri-Marché Inc. 

Atlantic
Rob Lister
Trouw Nutrition Canada  

Regular Members – At Large

Mario Boivin
Sollio Agriculture

Michael Foti
Phibro Animal Health Ltd.  

D.J. Woodward
ADM Animal Nutrition

James Colquhoun
Ritchie-Smith Feeds, Inc.

Rob Wilkinson
West Coast Reduction Ltd.

Associate Member

Chris Vervaet
Canadian Oilseed Processors Association

Nutrition Committee Representative

Kayla Price
Alltech Canada

Staff

Melissa Dumont, agr.
Executive Director
mdumont@anacan.org
613-241-6421 ext. 2

Erin Ross
Technical and Regulatory Analyst
eross@anacan.org 
613-241-6421 ext. 6

Nileeka Irugalbandara
Technical and Regulatory Analyst
nirugalbandara@anacan.org
613-241-6421 ext. 5

Sarah Hopkins 
Communications & Special Projects Coordinator
shopkins@anacan.org
613-241-6421 ext. 4

Josée Lafontaine
Office Administrator
jlafontaine@anacan.org
613-241-6421 ext. 0

For general inquires, please email info@anacan.org

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