Feed International - October/November 2017 - 8
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Feed manufacturers nearing 1 MMT of compound production (x 1,000 metric tons)
Companies to watch
920 Itochu Feed Mills Co.
900 Sanwang Group
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In 2016, seven companies neared the production volume necessary to make the Top Feed Companies ranking
- up three from 2015. With volumes of more than 900,000 metric tons of production, perhaps some of
these companies will surpass 1 million metric tons in 2017.
Notable ranking changes
While we acknowledge that some of the changes in
ranking can be attributed to having access to better data,
other changes relate to market conditions, acquisitions or
circumstances unique to the company. Keeping that in
mind, here are several highlights:
■ The most notable jump this year goes to the Saudi
Arabia's Arab Company for Livestock Development
(ACOLID), claiming the No. 11 position from No. 26
last year. Also notable: China's Tongwei Group moved
from No. 28 to No. 18; and Easy Bio, which climbed
from No. 82 to No. 64.
■ In Brazil, JBS S.A. dropped from No. 26 to No. 39,
losing nearly one quarter of its reported 2015 volume.
The company, fraught with several scandals, will
likely not see a rebound in 2017.
■ New to the Top Feed Companies listing in 2016: Arasco, No. 62; Prestage
Farms, No. 76; Country Bird Holdings
Ltd., No. 85; Evergreen Group, No.
90; Wadi Group, No. 95; and AFGRI
Animal Feeds, No. 97.
■ In addition, seven companies nearly hit the 1 millionmetric-ton mark, charting volumes upward of 900,000
metric tons of compound feed production.
Mergers, acquisitions and animal disease shaped
2016's Top Feed Companies report; however, the impact
of the trends that influence 2017's volumes remain to be
Editor's note: The World's Top Feed Companies report
was drawn from WATT Global Media's Top Feed
Companies database. The data was compiled by
Hilary Niles. Please direct comments and questions to
firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com.
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