The Worldwide Animal Feed Industry is Expected to Grow to $460 Billion by 2026

The animal feed market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.90% to reach US$460.322 billion by 2026, from US$345.434 billion in 2020.High growth in the animal feed market is aided by the growth strategies of major players in the form of expansions and investments, which also helps in enhancing the product portfolio and reaching out to new target markets. Furthermore, the growing livestock population ... Read more >>>

Margins of progress in cattle breeding

A report by the Chambers of Agriculture points out the "average performance" of French cattle farms, both in milk and meat.The so-called erosion of the competitiveness of French agriculture deserves to be put into perspective, according to the Chambers of Agriculture in a report that looks back over the entire period 1970-2020. Admittedly, the trade balance is deteriorating. Admittedly, "the market ... Read more >>>

Space 2021 will be held over 3 days

Anne-Marie Quéméner, space commissioner general, and Marcel Denieul, president of the show, affirmed their will to organize SPACE in 2021. The show would be held over 3 days at Rennes Show center and the fourth day will become a digital event.In an uncertain sanitary context, Marcel Denieul and Anne-Marie Quéméner announced their willingness to organise the Space in 2021. ... Read more >>>

Agri industry to focus on combating illegal deforestation

WWF released deforestation figures, which shows the EU is largely responsible. The focus now is mainly combating illegal deforestation and less on legal deforestation.In the period between 2004 and 2017, an area of 43 million hectares of nature was destroyed by deforestation. The main cause of deforestation is agriculture, both large-scale (for export) and small-scale (for the local population) agriculture. ... Read more >>>

Goats recycle Christmas trees

Once stripped of their decorations, Christmas trees can be a useful addition to the goats' ration.The regional press reports on numerous initiatives by farmers or local authorities who recycle Christmas trees thanks to goats' appetite. Favoured by the thorns of the coniferous trees, the goats were quick to leave only the trunk and branches to the king of the forests. In the trough or straw area, Nordmanns ... Read more >>>

The Green Deal: Potential impact on the feed industry

A look at its many significant expected and potential impacts on the feed industry in Europe.The European Union’s Green Deal will affect all sectors of the EU economy, including farming and livestock feed. It is described officially as “a new growth strategy that will transform the Union into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy, where there are no net emissions of greenhouse ... Read more >>>

Consumption and Food Reformulation, why are they sometimes in discordance?

The formulation is at the service of the animals' performance: providing them a balanced feed, with all the necessary elements, in the right dosage, to meet their needs and ensure their production.Formulate, reformulate: why?In order to propose feeds with nutritional profiles that meet the needs of animals, a formulation takes into account many different parameters: The stage and physiological needs ... Read more >>>

Synabio publishes indicators of progress in favour of biodiversity

To preserve biodiversity, "businesses must go further than the European regulation". This is the view of Synabio, the national union of bio-food companies. Following collaborative work with its members, the union is publishing progress indicators that it encourages to be deployed in organic businesses by 2022 and 2030.Recent studies on biodiversity are sounding the alarm. The decline in certain populations ... Read more >>>

Artificial Meat : an alternative way ?

When you decide to eat artificial meat, you’re not only saving animals, you also save the earth and the human race on the same occasion. Artificial meat reduces methane emissions and water consumption. In France, to be able to make differences, a new law is applicable since may 2020, you can’t call « steak » anything which is vegetable. We can also observe a paradox, burgers ... Read more >>>

Feed additives "key tool" in achieving farming sustainability goals, say stakeholders

Feed additives hold enormous potential for reducing the environmental impact of the farming sector, but are not getting the attention they deserve according to farming sector and feed industry stakeholders, who are calling for more focus on the role of feed additives in contributing to sustainability goals. “Feed additives is most probably one of the important factors [for sustainability] and ... Read more >>>

Improving milk production with yeast

Several studies have confirmed adding a pure yeast from Saccharomyces cerevisiae can increase milk production and reduce mycotoxin contamination in milk. In the last decades, dairy farming has undergone major transformations which involve improvements in animal nutrition, health and welfare, quality and added value to the final product. According to FAO (2019), global milk production in 2019 reached ... Read more >>>

Dehydrated alfalfa: an excellent product in terms of carbon footprint

Sometimes still associated, in people's minds, with the consumption of coal mountains, the dehydrated alfalfa industry has been working for a long time to reduce its carbon footprint. A certain efficiency that it intends to communicate well, based on an exemplary track record in the use of renewable energy and carbon storage. “Coal mountains are a reality of the past. Today, we have an extremely ... Read more >>>

The new protein plan finally unveiled

It has been two years since Emmanuel Macron's announcement at the 2019 Agriculture Show that he wanted to "bring an ambitious protein plan to the scale of the European continent". The government presented the main lines of this strategy, built with the agricultural sectors and endowed with 100 million euros. The government has set itself a two-stage goal: double the area of protein-rich plants by ... Read more >>>

Antibiotics: progress continues

Cattle exposure to antibiotics has decreased by almost 11% in 2019. On 18 November, the national agencies for health safety (Anses) and veterinary medicinal products (ANMV) presented the annual report on antibiotic consumption in the animal sector by videoconference. Delphine Urban (ANMV) welcomed the "good results for 2019", which are in line with those already obtained under the EcoAntibio ... Read more >>>

Animal nutrition, a strong lever for the decarbonisation of livestock farming

Climate change is today a major challenge for all economic sectors. Although livestock farming emits greenhouse gases, there are levers for reducing them. Taking action on animal feed, which accounts for up to 70% of the carbon impact of animal sectors, is therefore a priority, which the Agricultural Cooperation has decided to tackle head-on. Between 60 and 70% of the carbon impact of the animal ... Read more >>>

Compound feed production 2020 expected to fall by 2.2%

2020 EU compound feed production has been adversely affected by the spread of animal diseases and is indirectly impacted by COVID-19 due to a shift in consumer demand for products of animal origin.EU compound feed production (EU 27 + UK) for farmed animals in 2020 is estimated at 161,4 mio. t., a decrease of -2.2% compared to 2019, according to forecast data provided by FEFAC members. All main feed ... Read more >>>

Microbial diversity for ruminants

The gut plays a critical role in health and wellbeing and accommodates a vastly complex community of micro-organisms.Inoculation occurs immediately after birth, with diversity and complexity increasing until it has reached a relatively steady state. This diversity is crucial to the gut’s function as a protective barrier and provides resistance to colonisation of pathogenic organisms while having ... Read more >>>

A new european common agricultural policy (CAP)

In 2018, the European Commission has made its legislative and financial proposals for the reform of the CAP. Planned for 2021, i twill be postponed in 2022 or 2023. Due to Covid-19, an agreement has been made in july 2020 on the recovery plan. The CAP budget was announced with a strong decrease but the decrease will not be as much as expected. 386.7 billions will be dedicated to the PAC ... Read more >>>

Animal feed: zero deforestation and local sourcing objectives

The union of animal feed manufacturers (Snia) has set a target of zero deforestation by 2025 for imported soya and the development of protein-rich crops in France. « In our feed compositions, 80% of the products used in our recipes are French » says Philippe Maury, vice-president of the National Union of the Animal Nutrition Industry (Snia). « Only 20% come from ... Read more >>>

Reduce Methane emissions : a productive solution ?

Methane, a product of rumen fermenttion wich is belched by ruminants, inhibits the normal functioning of microbial enzymes and impairs rumen fermentation. It can also result in a loss of dietary energy which could otherwise bu used by animals for productive purposes. A 20% reduction in methane emission could allow growing cattle to gain an additional 75g/d of weight. In lactating cows, a 20% reduction ... Read more >>>

Reaching net zero through insect-based animal feed

A switch to insect-based animal feeds could help reach net zero carbone missions target, researchers say. Among other issues, tackling emissions from agriculture is vital if the word want to reach it’s 2050 target. Insect-based feeds offer a promising method to feed animals in a sustainable low carbon way.As population levels rise, it’s expected that fish and poultry consumption will ... Read more >>>

Fake meat, vegetarian tuna : are alternative meats really environmentally friendly ?

Veganism is gaining ground in France and around the world. Every day it conquers new followers, more exposure time in the media, a greater presence in catering areas. Veganism is no longer a diet seen as extremist, it has become for some a lifestyle, a philosophy of positivism that invites us to question our automatisms, to criticise our consumption patterns and to rethink our relationship with nature. ... Read more >>>

SPACE 2020 : a virtual edition.

This year, as a consequence of the covid-19, most of shows were canceled. Space 2020, the international exhibition for animal production, has for its part decided to transform the show to a virtual one. As in previous years, Space 2020 has rewarder the new products on the market for their innovation. This year, they are 26 innovations selected by the jury for their ingenious products. To discover ... Read more >>>

Next six weeks will be decisive for feed

By Jane Byrne Markets are slowly returning from summer holiday season, and as there are no upcoming major trade fairs, and limited business travel, professional feed and food additive buyers and sellers are looking for a new playbook for their negotiations and deal making, says Kemiex. HTTPS://WWW.FEEDNAVIGATOR.COM/ARTICLE/2020/08/28/NEXT-SIX-WEEKS-WILL-BE-DECISIVE-FOR-FEED-ADDITIVE-PRICES Read more >>>

Discover the latest trends in dog and cat bowls !

Increasingly close to human trends, pets’diet are constantly surprising and diversifying. For several years now, the French wants a more quality food for their pets. Always on the move, the market has adapted to these new desires and needs. We found multiple type of pet food, but today 4 of them are making their entrance in the market : No cereals : already well-established Organic ... Read more >>>

Recovery plan : supporting irrigation to combine climate change adaptation and food security

This year, after the driest July since 1959, French farmers harvested 20% less grain than last year. French agriculture minister, Julien Denormandie, announced that "a significant part of the agricultural component of the recovery plan" would be devoted to "adapting farms to climate change". In particular for "better use of the resource by helping to invest in equipment for optimised use of water ... Read more >>>

The milk price has risen 10 € in one year

According to FranceAgriMer, the national body for agriculture and seafood products, organic milk has increased by only €1/1000 l between June 2019 and June 2020.Real milk (all qualities and premiums combined) was paid on average 358.39 €/1000 l in June 2020, i.e. 10.4 €/1000 l more than in June 2019, according to the dairy products scoreboard put online by FranceAgriMer on 21 August. ... Read more >>>

The growth of the e-commerce in the petfood industry

E-commerce is becoming increasingly important in the pet food market. Year after year, the segment is gaining market share and represents 12% of sales to date.In France, the petfood market is enjoying continued growth in the online sales segment. In fact, e-commerce represents €460 million (€280 million for dog food, €180 million for cat food), out of the €3,3 bn for all channels. ... Read more >>>

Essential oils or natural extracts: 5 tips for choosing your additive

1. "Essential oils", oleoresins, identical nature, what are the differences?The plant extracts authorised on the European market have very varied chemical compositions and highly complementary modes of action. The composition of the products depends on the mode of extraction and the variability of the active ingredient. Choosing a highly standardised extraction process results in more regular products ... Read more >>>

Feeding 9 billion people in 2050: a new challenge for animal production ?

In 2050, the world population should reach 9bn and it is estimated that +60% of food would be needed, including the animal proteins. It is then necessary to create a sustainable food system that takes into account the disparities in production systems but also ensures food security, good nutrition and sustainability for future generations worldwide. So what are the alternatives and challenges for ... Read more >>>

The composition of pet food now deciphered by Gamelle

Vetools, a Lyon-based company that develops digital tools for animal health and well-being, has just recently launched Gamelle, the first application which analyses the composition of industrial dog and cat food by scanning the barcode. Its database already covers 1,500 references, and is being developed with contributions from its users' community. From the composition, the apps can calculate several ... Read more >>>

EU Compound feed production expected to decrease

FEFAC (the European Compound Feed Manufacturers’ Federation) expects the cattle feed production to decrease by 4.1% in the EU. Due to the fact that the production has been affected by the closure of the Horeca and its reduced demand for meat and dairy products.Also the poultry sector reacted to the Covid-19 measures and reduced production, resulting in a significant reduction in demand for poultry ... Read more >>>

Pork meat quality and animal's stress

Several studies have shown a correlation between the quality of the meat (which is calculated by its pH) and the level of stress experienced by the animal before slaughter.In fact, meat that are below a pH of 5.6 are called PSE (Pale, soft and exudative) and above a pH of 5.8 are called DFD (Dark, firm and dry). PSE and DFD meats are often used in the food industry as a low quality product and almost ... Read more >>>

The bovines and ovines meat markets post-lockdown

Bovines prices are rising in all European Union member states and especially in France thanks to the reopening of fast foods restaurants and French catering market. After falling until Easter due to the lockdown, the French quotation recovered to particularly high levels. The lack of supply in France, combined with reduced sheepmeat imports, is lightening the market and causing prices to rise. ... Read more >>>

The growth and transformation of French pet food

According to a Kantar/FACCO survey conducted since 2018 the number of pets is increasing in France. Approximately 50.1% of French households have a pet, which represents 14.2 million cats and 7.4 million dogs. These figures continue to rise today and 3% of respondents plan to acquire a pet in the current year.The global dog food market is now over $55.5 billion worldwide and is expected to reach $75 ... Read more >>>

The animal feed market in great shape

The animal feed ingredients industry in France is in great shape, despite the covid-19 crisis. Indeed, the overall French production of compound feed is up by 4.1%.This increase is mainly driven by cattle feed +6.2%, with good results in other segments: sheep and goats +6.1%, pig feed +5.7%, and poultry sector + 2.2% (mainly driven by egg-laying chicken feed +8.3% and turkey feed +6.6%). This ... Read more >>>

Auchan will offer chickens fed with insects

From today, Auchan Retail France will offer free range chickens whose feed has been enriched with insect oil.  By removing the imported soya oil traditionally used in poultry feed, the product launched by Auchan Retail has a reduced environmental impact as the used insect oil has a 80% lower carbon impact than soya oil.For his new launch, Auchan has concluded a partnership with InnovaFeed, a ... Read more >>>

The Alltech 2019 Global Feed Survey

The Alltech 2019 Global Feed Survey reckons that the international animal feed tonnage has increased by 3% to reach 1.103 billion tones in 2018, exceeding the 1 billion tones for the third consecutive year. The feed industry has grown by 14.6% over the last five years, an average of +2.76% per year. The middle class is growing along with an increase of the population, which also means an increase ... Read more >>>

An increase of price is expected in the next coming months

According to François Cholat, President of SNIA (French national syndicate for the feed industry), the difficulties caused by the Covid-19  will lead to an increase in prices in the next coming months. If the supply in terms of quality and quantity has been maintained, it was not without big challenges to face like the supply of raw materials and transport scarcity which have often led ... Read more >>>

UFAB: a new storage silo with a capacity of 1200 tonnes

UFAB's (French Union of Organic Agriculture) new storage silo, inaugurated on 4 October, provides efficient and innovative storage facilities to meet needs and develop new business opportunities. It represents an investment of nearly seven million euros for this new facility, which has a potential of 4,000 hectares. The UFAB currently produces nearly 95,000 tonnes, mainly for laying hens, pigs and ... Read more >>>

The Chinese swine pest pandemic and its impact on the global market

With more than 30 kg of pork consumed per person each year, China represents almost half of the world's demand. So, since the beginning of the swine fever pandemic, the production has dropped in China.   This situation impacts the whole sector of pork production. Indeed, the EU has increased its exportation to China of about 20% to 30% and the French pork price increase of about 24% since March. ... Read more >>>

Petfood: New tendancies in a complex but growing market

Today the petfood market represents around 55,5 Billions of dollars worldwide, In 2025 it will grow up to 75. Half of the French households have a pet, it’s none less than 14 Million cats and 7,4 of dogs for the whole territory. And the number is increasing, 3% of the people asked has planned to buy a cat or a dog for 2019. Those carnivorous animals need adapted, and specialized feed, furthermore ... Read more >>>

Organic products put their stamp on the petfood sector

“Petfood is like babyfood: people are ready to tighten their belts to offer the best food to their cats or dogs, while they would not do the same for themselves” says Yarrah’s Business Manager Yves Morliere. And data comfort this observation: with €1.88 bn turnover (and up to €3.7bn when taking into account specialised networks, vets and e-commerce sites) dogs and cats ... Read more >>>

3% growth in compound feed in 2018

According to data from the Alltech Global Feed Survey released at the end of January 2019, International feed tonnage has increased by a strong 3% to 1.103 billion metric tons of feed produced in 2018, exceeding 1 billion metric tons for the third consecutive year. The feed is produced in fewer feed mills, meaning that the feed mills become bigger (and smaller in total number) each year. The top ... Read more >>>

Meat-market : who are the French consumers ?

According to a survey from IFOP, the share of consumers eating meat very often has gone down by 7 points in 3 years. On the plus side, the share of consumers eating meat often (several times a week) has gone up by +2 points in 3 years. Only 11% of the people surveyed say they eat meat two to three times a month or less. While the proportion of men tend to eat more meat than women (97% vs 94%), ... Read more >>>

How will Brexit impact on animal feed?

Siobhan Walsh, 27th October 2018 A ‘no-deal’ Brexit would be “an immense political failure on both sides of the equation” says Prof. Michael Wallace at the R&H Hall Conference. Compound feed used in the Republic of Ireland increased by approximately 3.4% per annum from 2008 to 2017. On this basis, five million tonnes of compound feed would be used this year in the ... Read more >>>


Animal feed was well represented again at the Space this year, with over 200 exhibitors in this category. In terms of innovations, Denkavit was awarded a price for its piglet product. On the side of service companies, the hallways were buzzing with the news of ADM buying out Neovia. What will happen for the organisation of the service companies of the group, Inzo, Prisma and Evialis? Time is gone ... Read more >>>

Manufacturers & GMO/Non-GMOs products: moving forward into complexity

Producers of GMO-free products in the Dairy industry are developing rapidly. However, will they remain competitive compared to products containing GMO? The estimates for 2017 show that about 9% of the production of milk would follow non-GMO requirements, and about 9% of meat production. 21% of chicken would be fed without GMO, so are about 13% laying hens and between 16% and 17% of pork. The GMO-free ... Read more >>>

A responsible use of antibiotics in animal nutrition

The Austrian company BIOMIN organized earlier this year a symposium dedicated to the responsible use of antibiotics in modern poultry production. Since 2006 and the ban on using antibiotics in poultry nutrition in the view of making them bigger, the use of antibiotics is decreasing. Biomin has been engaged over several years into the suppression of medicines within animal nutrition. “Our ... Read more >>>

Global challenges for the breeding of « free-from antibiotics » meat

Around 300 participants from 45 countries attended the Symposium organised by Phileo last Autumn in Rome (Italy). Despite income inequalities, consumers are all keen on poultry and pig breeding which are antibiotics-free. And this is reinforced by the following fact. With the development of their purchasing power, poorer populations (such as in China) increases their meat consumption. « In ... Read more >>>

Yeast benefits in case of challenging diary context

The Dairy Herd informs that in early May international milk prices slipped, weighing on hopes that prices were beginning to recover after two consecutives auctions of gains. The fortnightly Global Dairy Price auction showed prices had dipped 1.4 percent to USD 2,203 per ton. A total of 20,615 tons was sold at the latest auction, falling 2.8 percent from the previous one. Even if analysts said ... Read more >>>

Feed industry: lower production volumes for the beginning of 2015-2016 campaign

Over the first eight months of the 2015-2016 campaign, the global production of compound feed declines by 1,3%, notices Coop de France and SNIA. The most affected is the cattle feed (-6,2%), in front of feed for rabbits (-4,5%) and pigs (-1,5%). The feed intended to palmipeds has already slowed down by 3,8% over the period due to avian influenza crisis in the Southwest (-20,7% in February for fat ... Read more >>>

Offer of algae in France bigger than supply

The algae market in France is characterized by insufficient production for the growing demand by manufacturers. This is stated by Alcimed, a consultancy advising on Innovation and Development of New Markets. From 2000 to 2010, worldwide algae production more than doubled, and reached more than 15 million tonnes in 2010. China is at the top of the list (62.8%), followed ... Read more >>>

SURVEY - Milk campaign after quotas

In 2015, the French diary collection reached its maximum level for several years. Unlike other European countries, as Ireland or The Netherlands, France succeeded in limiting its increase of production (+1 %) further the end of the diary quotas last April. It stabilizes on the beginning of 2016. An online survey with 1 111 Web-Agri’s readers shows the distribution of farmers’ decision ... Read more >>>

Milk collection stable in December in France

The statistic service of the Ministry of Agriculture (Agreste) estimates that cow’s milk collection would have stabilized in December 2015. In November it remained dynamic, increasing of 2,2% in relation to November 2014. On accumulative basis since April, the deliveries reach 16,25 billion liters, that is 1% more than during previous campaign. They progress in all French diary regions, ... Read more >>>

Aquafeed activity in development in France

The global demand for aquafeed is expected to grow at a compounded annual rate of more than 10% from 2013 through 2019. This growth comes with challenges: finding alternatives for fish meal and oil, cost-effective processing solutions, optimizing diets for currently farmed fish and finding the right mix of ingredients for new species. In this context, most of the main French feed actors are developing ... Read more >>>

Pig: The last antibiotic begins to fail

  Next week, researchers from several Chinese, British and US universities announced in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases that they have identified a new form of resistance, to the very last-ditch drug colistin—and that it is present in both meat animals and people, probably comes from agricultural use of that drug, can move easily among bacteria, and may already be spreading ... Read more >>>

Poultry boosts the French compound feed production

The last monthly business letter of COOP de France Nutrition Animale / SNIA published at the end of October 2015 explains that in August 2015, the global compound feed production registers an increased of 0,7%. This progress has been allowed by that of poultry feed as a whole (+1,5%), mainly thanks to broilers (+5,6%) and laying hens (+1,7%) feed. Whereas turkeys and palmipeds feed dropped by 4,2% ... Read more >>>

Yeast extract to improve health of young chicks

The latest results showing that a yeast supplementation to the early diet of young chikens has a positive impact, were presented at the 3rd IHSIG International Symposium on Poultry Gut Health held on October 2015 in Ghent, Belgium. The trials, done at IRTA in Spain in early 2015, have highlighted that yeast cell wall and yeast derivatives help boost the immune response and enhance gut integrity. This ... Read more >>>

The ban of GMO soybean would represent an extra cost of 10%

A new study published by 3 agricultural organisms care about the economic impact that the ban of GMO soybean would have in animal nutrition. It concludes that the substitution by GMO-free soybean would increase feed costs by 10% for livestock sector. This report looks at the potential implications of this ban in 4 countries: France, Germany, Hungary and Poland. It highlights that actual whole quantity ... Read more >>>

First antibiotic-free chickens – Made in Brittany

The poultry farming has been one of the biggest antibiotics users during several years. Nowadays, due to new legislations, antibiotic resistance increasing and evolution of customers’ expectations, feed sector is looking for alternatives in order to reduce medicated solutions. In early July 2015, the first antibiotic-free chicken have been presented during “Entre Terre et Mer” festival. ... Read more >>>
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