November 27, 2006


Reports says EU's pig feed production fell in 2005



European feed manufacturers produced 47.3 million tonnes of pig feed in 2005, 1.2 percent less compared to the year before, according to a report of the European Feed Manufacturers Federation (FEFAC).

Despite the decrease, pig feed remains the feed sector's top product, the report said.


The report also noted a downward tendency in the entire feed sector.


Companies manufactured 143.3 million tonnes of animal feed last year, a 0.8 percent on-year decrease.


The sharpest drop was in poultry, where a fall of 1.7 percent was recorded. Poultry feed manufactured last year was at 46 million tonnes.


Cattle feed only fell slightly ¨C a 0.3 percent drop to 38.0 million tonnes.