Page 19 - Australian Pork Newspaper
P. 19

Alltech Global Feed Survey estimates world feed production increase
THE 2019 Alltech Glob- al Feed Survey estimates international feed ton- nage has increased by a strong 3 percent to 1.103 billion tonnes of feed produced in 2018, ex- ceeding one billion met- ric tonnes for the third consecutive year.
The eighth edition of the annual survey includes data from 144 countries and nearly 30,000 feed mills.
The feed industry has seen 14.6 percent growth over the past five years, equating to an average of 2.76 percent per annum.
As the population grows, so does the middle class, which is well reflected in an increase in overall pro- tein consumption.
The top eight countries are China, the US, Bra- zil, Russia, India, Mexico, Spain and Turkey.
Together, they produce 55 percent of the world’s feed production and con- tain 59 percent of the world’s feed mills, and can be viewed as an in- dicator of the trends in agriculture.
Predominant growth came from the layer, broil- er and dairy feed sectors.
Alltech president and CEO Dr Mark Lyons said, “Alltech works together with feed mills, industry and government entities around the world to com- pile data and insights to provide an assessment of feed production each year.”
“We are proud to present the eighth annual Alltech Global Feed Survey and share the results publicly to demonstrate the impor- tance of the animal feed industry as we strive to provide for a planet of plenty.”
The Alltech Global Feed Survey assesses compound feed produc- tion and prices through information collected by Alltech’s global sales team and in partnership with local feed associa- tions in the last quarter of 2018.
It is an estimate and is intended to serve as an information resource for policy-makers, decision- makers and industry stakeholders.
Regional results from the 2019 Alltech Global Feed Survey – Asia- Pacific
The Asia-Pacific region is home to several of the top-10 feed-producing countries, including Chi- na, India and Japan, and accounted for more than 36 percent of the world’s feed tonnage.
China maintained status as the top feed-producing country in the world with 187.89 million tonnes, 10 million tonnes more than the US.
Increased production for Asia-Pacific came from India, with 13 percent, due to growth in layer, broiler and dairy feeds.
Other countries that demonstrated higher growth variance included Pakistan, Myanmar and Laos.
Southeast Asia’s feed
production represented over 20 percent of the Asia-Pacific region’s feed production, with Indone- sia, Vietnam, the Philip- pines and Thailand con- tributing to 93 percent of Southeast Asia’s feed production.
Europe saw an overall growth of about 4 per- cent over last year, mak- ing it the second-fastest- growing region in the sur- vey, resulting from feed production increases in layer (7 percent), broiler (5 percent), aquaculture (5 percent), dairy (4 percent) and pig (3 percent).
Beef was the only pri- mary protein species to decline, though it was less than 1 percent.
Much of the region’s growth can be attributed to smaller countries such as Turkmenistan, Mac- edonia, Azerbaijan, Mon- tenegro, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, which all saw increases in overall pro- duction estimates of 20 percent or more.
Additionally, larger- producing countries like Russia, Spain and Turkey saw strong increases in feed production estimates, which added to the overall production growth.
North America
North America saw steady growth of 2 percent over last year due to an increase in the major spe- cies, with beef and broil- ers leading the growth at 3 percent each.
The US remained the second-largest feed-pro- ducing country globally, behind China.
Feed prices in North America are the lowest globally across all spe- cies, and with the avail- ability of land, water and other resources, the region is expected to remain a primary contributor to feed production.
Latin America
As a region, Latin Amer- ica was relatively stagnant this year. Brazil remained the leader in feed produc- tion for the region and third overall globally.
Brazil, Mexico and Ar- gentina continue to pro- duce the majority of feed in Latin America, with 76 percent of regional feed production.
Brazil stayed flat, while Mexico and Argentina saw growth of 1 percent and 4 percent, respec- tively.
Colombia’s feed produc- tion grew by about 8 per- cent, primarily due to an increase in pork and egg production.
Several countries saw a decline in feed produc- tion, such as Venezuela (-27 percent), El Salvador (-16 percent) and Chile (-8 percent).
Africa continued strong growth with a 5 percent increase in overall feed production, and no coun- try in the region saw a decline.
Morocco demonstrat- ed strong growth across dairy, beef, layers, broilers and turkeys.
for feed production were equine (-4 percent) and pets (-14 percent).
These two areas repre- sent a very small propor- tion of Africa’s overall production, so the impact is minimal.
Most of the major ani- mal production species in ruminant and poultry contributed to the overall growth of the region. Notable species results from the 2019 Alltech Global Feed Survey – pigs
Pig feed production saw an increase of nearly 1 percent in 2018.
The primary produc- ing region for pig feed is Asia-Pacific, but this was also the only region that saw a decline in pig feed production as Mongolia, Vietnam, China, New Zealand and Japan expe- rienced decreases.
From a tonnage stand- point, Europe saw the largest growth at approxi- mately 2.2 million tonnes.
Russia and Spain ac- counted for the majority, while Finland, Denmark, France and Poland also contributed.
Latin America saw the greatest growth in pig feed as a percentage at 5 percent, with the largest growth seen in Mexico and Argentina.
In the poultry industry, major growth areas for layer feed included Eu- rope, Latin America and Asia-Pacific.
In Europe, Poland and Uzbekistan each saw growth of about 200,000 tonnes.
Latin America had in- creases in Colombia, Pe- ru, Brazil and Mexico.
In the Asia-Pacific re- gion, South Korea, India
and Indonesia all saw growth of several hundred tonnes.
North America experi- enced overall growth of 2 percent, in which both the US and Canada saw increased production.
Africa saw a small de-
crease in layer production due to declines in both Egypt and Seychelles.
Globally, broiler produc- tion increased by approxi- mately 3 percent in 2018.
There was growth in all regions, except for Latin America, in which a very
small decline was observed. Africa showed 9 percent growth, demonstrating an overall trend that as populations grow and be- come wealthier, interest in protein – particularly in palatable chicken – does
as well.
Biotronic® Top3
the breakthrough in pathogen control
The Biomin® Permeabilizing Complex in Biotronic® Top3 damages the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria thus boosting
the synergistic effect of its components,
the organic acids and the phytochemical.
Tel.: +61 2 9872 6324
Naturally ahead
Australian Pork Newspaper, February 2019 – Page 19
The areas that declined
The 2019 Alltech Global Feed Survey estimates world feed production increased by 3 percent to 1.103 billion tonnes, with the top eight countries producing 55 percent of the world’s feed production.
• Increased weight gain
• Improved feed conversion
• Maximised economical

   16   17   18   19   20