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2014 world livestock feed production up 1.6 percent
Global industrial production of compound animal feeds and aqua feeds reached 846.5 million metric tons.

Global animal feed production increased by 1.6 percent in 2014, bringing worldwide industrial production of compound feeds for livestock and aquaculture to a new high of 846.5 million metric tons, according to our latest World Feed Panorama survey. To put this figure into perspective, approximately 254.5 million tons have been added to the global output since 2000 and about 81.3 million tons since 2010, the exclusive database reveals.

The World Feed Panorama revealed that three-quarters of all production came from only 17 countries – with the top five livestock feed-producing countries supplying nearly half of all the compound feeds produced worldwide. The year 2015 is a banner year for the World Feed Panorama, as it marks its 25th year of monitoring the tonnages produced by industrial mills in all countries. The annual report focuses specifically on complete compound feeds, without counting the premixes, concentrates or supplements; it also excludes feeds made on the farm.

The following highlights the most notable global animal feed production developments and trends in 2014.

Animal feed industry overview

Compared to 2013 volumes, North America, Latin America, and the combined regions of the Middle East and Africa saw higher regional production of compounds; however, output fell in the Asia-Pacific and Europe/Russia regions (Figure 1). 

Last year, commodity supplies and global economics came together to shape the international feed scene. For many livestock producers, 2014’s abundant harvests presented the relief of lower feeding costs and brought sharply reduced grain prices on the international market. But slower economic growth in several regions affected the demand of foods produced by animal agriculture and also impacted the exchange-rate values of national currencies, so that imported raw materials for feeds stayed...

Figure 1 compares 2014 compound feed volumes against 2013 figures. North America, Latin America, and the combined...


2014 world livestock feed production up 1.6 percent
Global industrial production of compound animal feeds and aqua feeds reached 846.5 million metric tons.

Global animal feed production increased by 1.6 percent in 2014, bringing worldwide industrial production of compound feeds for livestock and aquaculture to a new high of 846.5 million metric tons, according to our latest World Feed Panorama survey. To put this figure into perspective, approximately 254.5 million tons have been added to the global output since 2000 and about 81.3 million tons since 2010, the exclusive database reveals.

The World Feed Panorama revealed that three-quarters of all production came from only 17 countries – with the top five livestock feed-producing countries supplying nearly half of all the compound feeds produced worldwide. The year 2015 is a banner year for the World Feed Panorama, as it marks its 25th year of monitoring the tonnages produced by industrial mills in all countries. The annual report focuses specifically on complete compound feeds, without counting the premixes, concentrates or supplements; it also excludes feeds made on the farm.

The following highlights the most notable global animal feed production developments and trends in 2014.

Animal feed industry overview

Compared to 2013 volumes, North America, Latin America, and the combined regions of the Middle East and Africa saw higher regional production of compounds; however, output fell in the Asia-Pacific and Europe/Russia regions (Figure 1). 

Last year, commodity supplies and global economics came together to shape the international feed scene. For many livestock producers, 2014’s abundant harvests presented the relief of lower feeding costs and brought sharply reduced grain prices on the international market. But slower economic growth in several regions affected the demand of foods produced by animal agriculture and also impacted the exchange-rate values of national currencies, so that imported raw materials for feeds stayed...

Figure 1 compares 2014 compound feed volumes against 2013 figures. North America, Latin America, and the combined...

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