Feed International - April/May 2017 - 7

FeedInternational ❙ 7

Greatest challenge to your
company's 2017 feed formulation
program and/or feed costs
Source: WATT Global Media

Antibiotic restrictions
Slow-growing broilers
Cage-free production

27%

42%

22%

Other

8%

NUTRITION & FEED SURVEY
AT A GLANCE
The editors of WATT PoultryUSA, Industria Avicola,
Poultry International and Feed International surveyed 364
people producing and using poultry feed worldwide. The
survey sought to define the feeding and external trends
shaping these businesses during the past 12 months. The
survey was conducted in English and Spanish.
Participants included:
Nutritionists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 percent
■ Consultants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 percent
■ Veterinarians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 percent
■ General administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 percent
■ Poultry farm owner/grower . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 percent
■ Marketing and sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 percent 
■ Live production management . . . . . . . . . . . 8 percent
■ Feed mill/plant operations . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 percent
■ Quality control, purchasing agent,
processing management/other . . . . . . . . . 7 percent
■

Most survey respondents cited increasing
restrictions on antibiotic use as being the greatest
challenge to their feeding programs.
ability. Fifty-eight percent identified tight or deteriorating margins as their next major concern.
High energy costs related to feed transport and feed
mill operations (57 percent) and the cost of feed additives (56 percent) were also noted as major concerns.

Antibiotic-free production surges
A sizable group of respondents feel the elimination
of antibiotics due to regulation or consumer pressure
(84 percent) will pose varying degrees of difficulty in
2017. Thirty-five percent of respondents are concerned
about how - and if - they will be able to overcome
the production losses after removing antibiotic growth
promoters (AGPs).

Responses from:
■ Latin America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 percent
■ United States/Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 percent
■ Asia/Pacific . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 percent
■ Europe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 percent
■ Africa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 percent
■ Middle East. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 percent
Sectors:
Feed manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 percent
■ Consultant/veterinarian/nutritionist . . . . . . 17 percent
■ Broiler production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 percent
■ Manufacturing/distributing feed additives . 10 percent
■ Egg production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 percent
■ Breeder farm/hatchery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 percent
■ Premix manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 percent
■ Turkey/duck production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 percent
■ Poultry processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 percent
■ Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 percent
■

❯❯ The importance of implementing a
mycotoxin control program:
www.WATTAgNet.com/articles/11823

Regarding rising costs, 42 percent of respondents
feel antibiotic-free production will be the single greatest
challenge to their feeding program. Slow-growing broilers (27 percent) and cage-free egg production (22 percent) also will cause problems, note survey participants.
April/May 2017 ❙ www.WATTAgNet.com


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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 - Cover2
Feed International - April/May 2017 - Contents
Feed International - April/May 2017 - In the Mix
Feed International - April/May 2017 - 3
Feed International - April/May 2017 - Happenings
Feed International - April/May 2017 - 5
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 - 10
Feed International - April/May 2017 - 11
Feed International - April/May 2017 - 100TH YEAR SERIES: Gut health additives: four possible future scenarios
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Feed International - April/May 2017 - 14
Feed International - April/May 2017 - 15
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 - 27
Feed International - April/May 2017 - How to use medium-chain fatty acids in pig diets
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Feed International - April/May 2017 - 31
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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