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Ministry of Agriculture and Food of Belarus

BELARUS FEED MANUFACTURERS

IN 2013, BELARUS HAD
to cull nearly 20 percent
of its pork herd due
to African swine fever,
which undermined the
demand for feed.
Is there a light at the end of the tunnel?
In general, Belarusian feed mill managers believe
the industry will stabilize only after the country's general economy situation improves, specifically the end
of the non-payments crisis in the poultry and pig industries and a decrease of the feed industry's fiscal burden.
Over past few years, the Belarusian feed industry
has experienced some support from backyard farms,

Truhanovich says. The same economic crisis forces the
country's citizens and private farmers to increase the number of agricultural animals, but this segment now accounts
for only 5 percent of total demand for compound feed in
Belarus -- so slight the growth here could not provide significant support to manufacturers.
At the same time, the Ministry of Industry and Food of
Belarus expects some 15 percent rise in demand for feed
in the country, primarily due to the rise of production performance in the poultry and pig industry.
Pig farms in Belarus are trying to restore pig population to the level of 2013, prior to epidemic of African
swine fever (ASF), which forced authorities to cull nearly
20 percent of pigs. At the same time, the Belarus poultry
industry also enjoys some rise of investments as the government hopes to establish some exports over the coming
decade. ■

Vladislav Vorotnikov is a freelance journalist.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Feed International - April/May 2017

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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Feed International - April/May 2017 - How to use medium-chain fatty acids in pig diets
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Feed International - April/May 2017 - FVG Select to combine conferences, expo, networking
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Feed International - April/May 2017 - World Pork Expo returns to Iowa State Fairgrounds
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