April 28, 2015

28/04/2015: GLOBAL FEED STATS

The industry’s most authoritative resource on feed production

First published in Milling and Grain, March 2015

   
AFRICA EXPERIENCES GREATEST GROWTH IN FEED - WHILE PIG FEEDS MADE THE GREATEST GAINS
   

http://issuu.com/gfmt/docs/mag1503_w1/20

2015 marks the fourth consecutive year that Alltech has conducted a global feed survey analyzing feed production - says Aidan Connolly, chief innovation officer and director of Alltech’s Global Feed Tonnage Survey.

And there were many areas of ups and downs in worldwide production, impacted by both positive and negative influences such as slow markets, shifting raw feed material costs, fluctuating governance over import/export standards and animal diseases such as PEDv in pigs and bird flu in poultry, he says.
    

http://issuu.com/gfmt/docs/mag1503_w1/20
  
http://issuu.com/gfmt/docs/mag1503_w1/20

His estimate of the feed industry’s net worth globally is US$460 billion, based on average materials prices throughout 2014.

 “This undertaking requires a significant amount of work each year, mainly because the feed industry is measured differently and in varying degrees of thoroughness from country to country. Yet, each year, better information is discovered and more is learned about how farmers around the world feed their livestock.”

The Global Feed Survey assessed the compound feed production from 130 countries in December 2014 through information obtained in partnership with local feed associations and Alltech’s sales team, who visit more than 31,000 feedmills annually.
    
http://issuu.com/gfmt/docs/mag1503_w1/20

When grouped in regions, Africa and Latin America saw the greatest growth in 2014, with Africa experiencing growth in all species.

With regard to pigs, Pigs and pets saw the largest percentage of growth in 2014, pigs up to nearly 256 million tons and pets up to nearly 22 million tons.

How the survey was conducted
  • Estimates compound feed production based on information collected from:    
                             - Feed industry associations  
                             - More than 600 Alltech sales-force visiting 31,000 feed mills globally

  • Data gathered from 130 countries
  • Definitions of feed terms can vary from country to country - does not include forages
  • Survey conducted Dec. 2014

Read the magazine HERE.
 

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