Global Feed Report from FEFAC AGM 2011

In June this year, FEFAC (European Food Manufacturers Association) published a summary document that highlights some key numbers and trends in compound feed production, livestock production and meat consumption in Europe. It provides a useful insight to the scale of the industry and the challenges in faces in terms of increasing production efficiency.

The document examines key statistics across the following topics
– industrial compound feed production (global, european and eu-27)
– industrial consumption of feed materials
– feeding eu livestock
– industrial compound feed production
– the eu meat market

In terms of compound feed production in eu-27, the headline number is an annual increase of 0.5%, to a total of 149 mio. t This positive result is exclusively due to an increased demand for
poultry feed (+3%), whereas the pig feed production fell back by 1% while the cattle feed production remained stable. For the first time ever, poultry feed overtook pig feed to become the leading segment of compound feed in the EU. The 148 mio t, represents about 20% of global production (720 mio. t. Production in Europe is relatively static compared to China and Brazil, but in 2010 even those counties that are developing very fast suffered a slow down as a consequence of the financial crises.

The report also includes a measure of the value of purchased compound feed in total animal output value, and this highlights the importance of cost control and feed efficiency in compound feed production. With 82% of poultry, 40% of pig and 12% of bovine feed revenue being attributable to purchases of compound feed. In eu-27, farm animals are fed 479 mio. t of feedstuffs, half being roughages produced on farm, 10% grains produced on farm, 10% purchased feed materials and 30% industrial compound feed

The document itself is available for download from here.