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ANIMAL FEED PRODUCTION

Percentage of antibiotic-free
animal feed production
Source: WATT Global Media

Is your company actively exploring,
testing or using feed additives as
antibiotic alternatives/replacements? 
Source: WATT Global Media

100 percent of production is antibiotic free
Between 50 and 99 percent of
production is antibiotic free
Between 25 and 49 percent of
production is antibiotic free
Between 10 and 24 percent of
production is antibiotic free
Less than 10 percent of
production is antibiotic free

14%

43%

30%

12%

Yes

10%
10% 11%

No

70%

None of production is antibiotic free

In 2017, 43 percent of survey respondents report 50
to 99 percent of their production as antibiotic free; in
contrast, only 26 percent of 2016 respondents cited
such. Perhaps related to this surge, only 11 percent of

Given the consumer and regulatory climate, 70
percent of respondents report their company
is actively exploring, testing or using antibiotic
replacement feed additives.

2017 respondents report that none of their production
was antibiotic free; in 2016, 20 percent did.
This year, 14 percent of participants report 100 percent
antibiotic-free animal feed production.  
Forty-three percent state their antibiotic-free feed
production is somewhere between 50 and 99 percent.
Compared with 2016, only 23 percent reported production
in this range.

Also of interest, in 2016, 20 percent of respondees said
none of their production was antibiotic free; in 2017, this
number dropped to 11 percent.
When asked what best reflects their company's nutritional and marketing stance related to antibiotic use, 59
percent of participants cite "prudent or judicious use," 37

In your opinion, what are the biggest challenges faced by
going antibiotic free?
Response percent (%)

Source: WATT Global Media

50
40
30
20
10
0

Feed
Inconsistent
research,
additive costs
unknown results

Learning
curve for
nutritionists

Difficulty Significant capital Overcoming
investments
implementing
the related
changes at
to improve
production
losses
the farm level animal welfare

Survey participants
cite the stress of high
feed additive costs
as being the greatest
challenge to their feed
formulation program.
However, beyond the
feed, respondents
fear implementation
of a holistic on-farm
management program
will pose the greatest
challenge.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Poultry International - June 2017

Poultry International - June 2017
Contents
Editor’s Comment
News
Nutrition & Feed Survey: Antibiotic-free animal feed production grows worldwide
Future of poultry welfare: What producers can expect
Global food companies will control the poultry industry
VIV Turkey creates international network platform
How China’s poultry industry is changing
Controlling poultry gut health for maximum performance
Biotin for poultry: An essential but expensive vitamin
6 processed chicken marketing strategies to boost sales
Marketplace
Advertisers’ Index
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Poultry International - June 2017 - Contents
Poultry International - June 2017 - Editor’s Comment
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Poultry International - June 2017 - News
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Poultry International - June 2017 - Nutrition & Feed Survey: Antibiotic-free animal feed production grows worldwide
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Poultry International - June 2017 - Future of poultry welfare: What producers can expect
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Poultry International - June 2017 - Global food companies will control the poultry industry
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Poultry International - June 2017 - VIV Turkey creates international network platform
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Poultry International - June 2017 - How China’s poultry industry is changing
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Poultry International - June 2017 - Controlling poultry gut health for maximum performance
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Poultry International - June 2017 - Biotin for poultry: An essential but expensive vitamin
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Poultry International - June 2017 - 6 processed chicken marketing strategies to boost sales
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