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Nashs Ferma

BELARUS FEED MANUFACTURERS
purchasing feed from "half-legal, unreliable firms."
In general, this feed, which market participants describe as "handicraft," has poor quality and does not bring
a lot of productivity to the business. However, amid a
harsh financial situation, it often becomes the only possible option for agricultural organizations even though it
reduces feed conversion ratio in the industry.

The load of mills remains low

Belarus harvested more than 8 million metric tons
of grain in 2014 and 2015.

Olhovskaya Agricultural Organization

BELARUS COMPOUND
FEED FORMULATIONS
are comprised of more
than 70 percent grain.

The use of "handicraft" feed also reduces the demand
for the country's feed mill production, so as a result they
have to operate only at partial capacity.
According to Truhanovich, his facility now operates at
less than 50 percent capacity. This situation will likely not
change in the near future because domestic demand has
no chance to grow while any export supplies, including
Russia and Ukraine, have no economic feasibility.
"Our neighbors also have an oversupply of grain and
collapsed prices for compound feed," Truhanovich says. "In
addition, Russia's feed mills have a lower compound feed
production cost due to the cheaper electricity and gas, softer
loans and lower taxation of the industry."
In general, production capacity in the country's feed
mills range between 45 and 75 percent. This figure is fair
only for independent feed mills.

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Feed International - April/May 2017
Contents
In the Mix
Happenings
2017 NUTRITION & FEED SURVEY: Antibiotic-free animal feed production grows worldwide
100TH YEAR SERIES: Gut health additives: four possible future scenarios
7 alternative vegetable protein sources for broilers
Belarus feed manufacturers pressured by falling margins
How to use medium-chain fatty acids in pig diets
FVG Select to combine conferences, expo, networking
World Pork Expo returns to Iowa State Fairgrounds
Products
Marketplace
Advertisers’ Index
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Feed International - April/May 2017 - Contents
Feed International - April/May 2017 - In the Mix
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Feed International - April/May 2017 - Happenings
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Feed International - April/May 2017 - 2017 NUTRITION & FEED SURVEY: Antibiotic-free animal feed production grows worldwide
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Feed International - April/May 2017 - 100TH YEAR SERIES: Gut health additives: four possible future scenarios
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Feed International - April/May 2017 - 7 alternative vegetable protein sources for broilers
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Feed International - April/May 2017 - Belarus feed manufacturers pressured by falling margins
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