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EU-Compound Feed Production In Decline

by 5m Editor
14 June 2007, at 12:41pm

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.

Strong drop in poultry feed

The consequences in terms of total compound feed volumes remained however relatively limited on a yearly basis (-4%), thanks to effective risk management efforts by authorities and operators of the poultry chain.

Mediterranean countries registered the most important decreases with -6% for France, -8% for Italy and -9% for Spain. Among the top poultry feed producing countries, Poland is the only one showing a positive development with almost 7% production increase and this for the second year in a row.

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.

5m Editor