January 29, 2020
Alltech Global Feed Survey shows first production decline in nine years
The 2020 Alltech Global Feed Survey estimates that global feed tonnage fell by 1.07% to 1.126 billion tonnes last year, due largely to African swine fever (ASF) and the decline of swine feed in the Asia-Pacific region.
The top nine feed-producing countries are the United States, China, Brazil, Russia, India, Mexico, Spain, Japan and Germany. Together, these countries produce 58% of the world’s feed production and contain 57% of the world’s feed mills, and they can be viewed as an indicator of overall trends in agriculture.
Dr. Mark Lyons, president and CEO of Alltech, shared the survey results via public livestream from Alltech’s global headquarters in Nicholasville, Kentucky.
The global data, collected from 145 countries and nearly 30,000 feed mills, indicates feed production by species as: broilers 28%; swine 24%; layers 14%; dairy 12%; beef 10%; other species 6%; aquaculture 4%; and pets 2%. Predominant growth came from the layer, broiler, aqua and pet feed sectors.
During the live presentation, Dr. Lyons was joined by a panel of industry experts, including Jack Bobo, CEO, Futurity, USA; Matthew Smith, vice president, Alltech, U.K.; Bianca Martins, general manager, Alltech, Mexico; and Brian Lawless, ag-tech specialist, Alltech, USA. The group discussed the trends behind the data and the implications for the global market. Topics ranged from consumer demands to the adoption of new technology.
To access insights from the 2020 Alltech Global Feed Survey, including a recording of the panel discussion, an interactive map and presentation slides, visit alltechfeedsurvey.com