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2017 NUTRITION & FEED SURVEY:

Antibiotic-free animal feed
production grows worldwide
Fifty-seven percent of survey respondents report more than half of
their company's production is antibiotic free.
BY JACKIE ROEMBKE
prospective profitability for the year ahead. In 2017,
38 percent of participants cite negative or deteriorating profits. In contrast, 40 percent of 2016 respondents
reported improving profitability; this year, the number
hovered around 31 percent.
Taking a closer to look to identify what may have
spurred this trend, 80 percent of respondents strongly
feel the cost of grain and/or exchange rate fluctuations
was the top challenge facing their business.
Sixty-seven percent fear the effect of mycotoxins
and other anti-nutritional factors on their 2017 profit-

outlook, 2011-17
Source: WATT Global Media

Response percent (%)

Driven by globalization, regulation, social responsibility
and consumer demand, what was once perhaps characterized as a regional issue - the move to reduce antibiotics from livestock production - continues to gain traction around the world. The shift has left many animal
feed producers and formulators looking for feed additive
solutions as the key to developing effective antibiotic replacement and elimination strategies, report respondents
to WATT Global Media's 2017 Nutrition & Feed survey.
The annual survey was conducted in early 2017 and
includes the feedback of 364 participants from around
the world:
■ Latin America, 32 percent
Profitability
■ United States/Canada, 18 percent
■ Asia/Pacific, 17 percent
50
■ Europe, 15 percent
45
40
■ Africa, 14 percent
35
■ Middle East, 4 percent
30
More than half of participants
25
20
were nutritionists, consultants and vet15
erinarians, with the remaining portion
10
5
of respondees comprised of operators,
0
marketers and administrators.
2011

Animal feed profitability
outlook, challenges
For seven years, survey respondents have been asked to gauge the
market and offer their feelings about

2012

2013

Improving profitability

2014

2015

2016

2017

No change in profitability

Negative or deteriorating profitability due to economic conditions

In the 2017 survey, respondents were less optimistic about their
company's profitability compared with their 2016 outlook.
However, an increasing amount feel like it's business as usual.
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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 - Cover2
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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