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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 were
25
20
nutritionists, consultants and veterinar15
ians, with the remaining portion of
10
5
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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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 - 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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