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EU-Compound Feed Production In Decline

by 5m Editor
14 June 2007, at 12:48pm

EU - According to the AllAboutFeed website, in 2006, the compound feed production for the EU-25 reached 143.2 million tonnes (mt), which is 0.2% below the figure for 2005 (143.5 mt). The ten new EU member states account for around 16.0 mt.

The figure includes an estimated amount of 1.5 mt, being the production for Malta, Luxembourg and Greece.

As expected, the poultry feed production was affected in the first half 2006 by the severe drop in poultry consumption due to consumer concerns regarding the Avian Influenza outbreak.

Pig feed popular again

After several consecutive years of decrease anticipated by experts, the pig production in the 10 new EU member states began to recover, explaining the +7% in pig feed production mostly due to Poland.

The situation is similar in The Netherlands also showing a clear growth in pig feed production in 2006 (+4%), after almost 10 years of steady decrease. On the other hand, pig feed production in Spain decreased by 0.3%, mostly due to lighter carcass weights.

To view the rest of this All About Feed report, including summaries on cattle, pig and poultry feed in the EU, click here

To view the fefac compound feed production(1989-2006) documents click here.

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