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WORLD FEED PANORAMA 2018
Percentage of growth in world compound feed production
Percent change from previous
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Global compound feed manufacturing increased almost 2 percent in 2017, better than expected, as there
were animal disease issues around the world.
compound feed produced, representing 46.5 percent of
the world market. Pig feed now represents 26.5 percent of
global feed production.
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreaks
affected some poultry-producing regions of Europe,
resulting in feed production stabilizing or even slightly
decreasing. The biggest effect was a nearly 9 percent fall
in poultry exports, the largest drop in 16 years, according
to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
South Korea's chicken production fell more than 5 percent in 2017 due to the depopulation of more than 34 million birds affected by an HPAI outbreak that began in 2016.
China saw consumer demand for poultry drop significantly due to an HPAI outbreak from late 2016
On the pig feed side, African swine fever in Eastern
Europe, Russia and Ukraine resulted in lower production.
Meanwhile, porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus resulted in heavy losses to the swine herd in parts of
Canada through the first half of 2017.
Ruminant feed bounces back
With both the dairy and beef cattle industries
resurging in many countries, global ruminant feed
production gained 1 percent in 2017 over 2016, now representing 22.5 percent of world compound feed production.
In Europe, where the dairy industry faced a downturn
in 2016, a recovery took place, with a 1 percent increase in
cattle feed production in 2017.
The Turkish feed industry reports it grew by 10 percent
from 2016, due primarily to ruminant feeds, as beef cattle
breeders use more compound feed.
In the United States, beef production rose more than
5 percent in 2017. Colombia also experienced a 5 percent
rise in cattle feed production.
In India, the demand for commercial dairy feed rose by
about 15 percent as dairy genetics move to higher yielding
breeds, while in Australia, cattle on feed rose by 9.5 percent.
Aquaculture continues to grow
Aquaculture continued its steady growth in 2017, advancing globally by one-half of a percent to represent 4.5
percent of global compound feed production.
According to the USDA, China remains the world's
largest aquaculture producer, accounting for more than 60
percent of global production. China's aquaculture sector
grew 4.5 percent in 2017, compared with the previous year.
Chilean salmon feed production grew by 3 percent, a
pace it's been maintaining annually.
The Vietnamese aquaculture sector grew by 10 percent
in 2017 and continues to grow. Meanwhile, Thailand's
shrimp feed production grew 25 percent in 2017.
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