Feed Strategy - January 2018 - 14

14 ❙ FeedStrategy

6

challenges facing the
global animal feed industry

From protein availability to 'fake news,' what lies ahead for the
compound and home-mixed feed industry is hard to predict with
certainty, but some assumptions can be made.
IOANNIS MAVROMICHALIS

FEED CHALLENGES ARE A topic
that concerns all those involved in
every step of the food chain.

can only respond collectively to matters, like environmental legislation, for example, whereas any individual
proactive efforts are frequently met by skepticism both by
consumers and governments alike.
No one has a crystal ball to foresee the future, at least
not with any clarity that can be turned into a tangible profit.
Thus, it is difficult to predict the next big challenge for the
global feed industry. Taking the most recent example, one
can only ask, Who could have predicted that an insecticide
would show up in millions of eggs across Europe? But,
apart from accidents and even malicious acts, one can use
intuition, networking and education to attempt at least a
moderate forecast of issues that poses a generic nature. In
other words, we can try to predict problems based on present festering issues that remain unresolved.
The following is but a short - and certainly incomplete - list of possible challenges for the global
feed industry with a horizon until, say, 2020.

1

Exchange rate instability
Globalization has allowed the importation of inexpensive raw materials from
regions where they abound and exportawww.WATTAgNet.com ❙ January 2018

Rasica | istockphoto.com

I

t is estimated that global compound feed volume is
nearing the landmark figure of 1 billion metric tons.
To this number we can add with reasonable safety
another 300-plus million tons of home-mixed feed.
Thinking ahead, with the assurance of an ever-increasing global population and the vast gap in consumption
of animal-derived foods between the East and West, it is
reasonable to assume that global compound feed volume
will soon exceed the next milestone: 2 billion metric
tons. It is only a matter of time.
Whether commercial or home-mixers, feed manufacturers have a plethora of concerns focused on production,
cost and competition. Making feed has never been a goldmine operation, and it is unlikely it will ever become one.
But those who engage in preparing feed for the animals
who produce our foods have an ever-increasing burden of
issues that are largely beyond their individual reach. They


http://www.istockphoto.com http://www.WATTAgNet.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Feed Strategy - January 2018

Feed Strategy - January 2018
Contents
In the Mix
Consumer interest drives transparency in feed production
6 challenges facing the global animal feed industry
Marketing-driven poultry production’s real feed costs
How feed extrusion can improve digestibility, safety
Advances in ruminant environmental impact reductions
Secrets of successful piglet feeding after weaning
EU’s history of fraudulent organic grain imports
Products
Marketplace
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - Feed Strategy - January 2018
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - Cover2
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - Contents
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - In the Mix
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - 3
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - 4
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - 5
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - Consumer interest drives transparency in feed production
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - 7
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - 8
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - 9
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - 10
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - 11
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - 12
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - 13
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - 6 challenges facing the global animal feed industry
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - 15
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - 16
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - 17
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - 18
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - 19
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - Marketing-driven poultry production’s real feed costs
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - 21
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - 22
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - 23
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - 24
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - 25
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - How feed extrusion can improve digestibility, safety
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - 27
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - 28
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - 29
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - Advances in ruminant environmental impact reductions
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - 31
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - 32
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - 33
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - Secrets of successful piglet feeding after weaning
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - 35
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - 36
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - 37
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - EU’s history of fraudulent organic grain imports
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - 39
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - 40
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - 41
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - 42
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - 43
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - 44
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - 45
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - Products
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - 47
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - Marketplace
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - Cover3
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - Cover4
http://www.feedstrategy-digital.com/201906
http://www.feedstrategy-digital.com/201905
http://www.feedstrategy-digital.com/201904
http://www.feedstrategy-digital.com/201903
http://www.feedstrategy-digital.com/201902
http://www.feedstrategy-digital.com/201901
http://www.feedstrategy-digital.com/201812
http://www.feedstrategy-digital.com/201811
http://www.feedstrategy-digital.com/201810
http://www.feedstrategy-digital.com/201809
http://www.feedstrategy-digital.com/201808
http://www.feedstrategy-digital.com/201807
http://www.feedstrategy-digital.com/201806
http://www.feedstrategy-digital.com/201805
http://www.feedstrategy-digital.com/201804
http://www.feedstrategy-digital.com/201803
http://www.feedstrategy-digital.com/201802/
http://www.feedstrategy-digital.com/201801/
http://www.fi-digital.com/201710
http://www.feedmanagement-digital.com/201711
http://www.piginternational-digital.com/201711
http://www.piginternational-digital.com/201710
http://www.fi-digital.com/201710
http://www.piginternational-digital.com/201709
http://www.feedmanagement-digital.com/201709
http://www.fi-digital.com/201708
http://www.piginternational-digital.com/201707
http://www.feedmanagement-digital.com/201707
http://www.fi-digital.com/201707
http://www.fi-digital.com/201706
http://www.piginternational-digital.com/201705
http://www.feedmanagement-digital.com/201705
http://www.fi-digital.com/201704
http://www.piginternational-digital.com/201703
http://www.feedmanagement-digital.com/201703
http://www.fi-digital.com/201702
http://www.piginternational-digital.com/201701
http://www.feedmanagement-digital.com/201701
http://www.fi-digital.com/201612
http://www.piginternational-digital.com/201611
http://www.feedmanagement-digital.com/201611
http://www.piginternational-digital.com/201610
http://www.fi-digital.com/201610
http://www.feedmanagement-digital.com/201609
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/watt/pigi_201609
http://www.fi-digital.com/201608
http://www.feedmanagement-digital.com/201607
http://www.piginternational-digital.com/201607
http://www.fi-digital.com/201607
http://www.fi-digital.com/201606
http://www.feedmanagement-digital.com/201605
http://www.piginternational-digital.com/201605
http://www.fi-digital.com/201604
http://www.feedmanagement-digital.com/201603
http://www.piginternational-digital.com/201603
http://www.fi-digital.com/201602
http://www.feedmanagement-digital.com/201601
http://www.piginternational-digital.com/201601
http://www.fi-digital.com/201512
http://www.feedmanagement-digital.com/201511
http://www.piginternational-digital.com/201511
http://www.piginternational-digital.com/201510
http://www.fi-digital.com/201510
http://www.feedmanagement-digital.com/201509
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/watt/pigi_201509
http://www.fi-digital.com/201508
http://www.feedmanagement-digital.com/201507
http://www.piginternational-digital.com/201507
http://www.fi-digital.com/201507
http://www.fi-digital.com/201506
http://www.feedmanagement-digital.com/201505
http://www.piginternational-digital.com/201505
http://www.fi-digital.com/201504
http://www.feedmanagement-digital.com/201503
http://www.piginternational-digital.com/201503
http://www.fi-digital.com/201502
http://www.feedmanagement-digital.com/201501
http://www.piginternational-digital.com/201501
http://www.fi-digital.com/201412
http://www.feedmanagement-digital.com/201411
http://www.piginternational-digital.com/201411
http://www.piginternational-digital.com/201410
http://www.fi-digital.com/201410
http://www.feedmanagement-digital.com/201409
http://www.piginternational-digital.com/201409
http://www.fi-digital.com/201408
http://www.feedmanagement-digital.com/201407
http://www.piginternational-digital.com/201407
http://www.fi-digital.com/201407
http://www.fi-digital.com/201406
http://www.feedmanagement-digital.com/201405
http://www.piginternational-digital.com/201405
http://www.fi-digital.com/201404
http://www.feedmanagement-digital.com/201403
http://www.piginternational-digital.com/201403
http://www.fi-digital.com/201402
http://www.feedmanagement-digital.com/201401
http://www.piginternational-digital.com/201401
http://www.feedmanagement-digital.com/201311
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/watt/pigi_201311
http://www.fi-digital.com/201311
http://www.piginternational-digital.com/201310
http://www.feedmanagement-digital.com/201309
http://www.piginternational-digital.com/201309
http://www.fi-digital.com/201309
http://www.feedmanagement-digital.com/201307
http://www.piginternational-digital.com/201307
http://www.fi-digital.com/201307
http://www.fi-digital.com/201306
http://www.feedmanagement-digital.com/201305
http://www.piginternational-digital.com/201305
http://www.fi-digital.com/201305
http://www.feedmanagement-digital.com/201303
http://www.piginternational-digital.com/201303
http://www.fi-digital.com/201303
http://www.feedmanagement-digital.com/201301
http://www.piginternational-digital.com/201301
http://www.fi-digital.com/201301
http://www.feedmanagement-digital.com/201211
http://www.piginternational-digital.com/201211
http://www.fi-digital.com/201211
http://www.piginternational-digital.com/201210
http://www.feedmanagement-digital.com/201209
http://www.piginternational-digital.com/201209
http://www.fi-digital.com/201209
http://www.feedmanagement-digital.com/201207
http://www.piginternational-digital.com/201207
http://www.fi-digital.com/201207
http://www.fi-digital.com/201206
http://www.feedmanagement-digital.com/201205
http://www.piginternational-digital.com/201205
http://www.fi-digital.com/201205
http://www.feedmanagement-digital.com/201203
http://www.piginternational-digital.com/201203
http://www.fi-digital.com/201203
http://www.feedmanagement-digital.com/201201
http://www.piginternational-digital.com/201201
http://www.fi-digital.com/201201
http://www.nxtbookMEDIA.com