Poultry International - June 2017 - 9

PoultryInternational ❙ 9

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

Antibiotic restrictions
Slow-growing broilers

27%

Cage-free production

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
■

❯❯ 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.
June 2017 ❙ www.WATTAgNet.com

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Poultry processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 percent
Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 percent


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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 - Cover2
Poultry International - June 2017 - Contents
Poultry International - June 2017 - Editor’s Comment
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Poultry International - June 2017 - News
Poultry International - June 2017 - 5
Poultry International - June 2017 - 6
Poultry International - June 2017 - 7
Poultry International - June 2017 - Nutrition & Feed Survey: Antibiotic-free animal feed production grows worldwide
Poultry International - June 2017 - 9
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Poultry International - June 2017 - Future of poultry welfare: What producers can expect
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Poultry International - June 2017 - 18
Poultry International - June 2017 - 19
Poultry International - June 2017 - Global food companies will control the poultry industry
Poultry International - June 2017 - 21
Poultry International - June 2017 - 22
Poultry International - June 2017 - 23
Poultry International - June 2017 - VIV Turkey creates international network platform
Poultry International - June 2017 - 25
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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Poultry International - June 2017 - Marketplace
Poultry International - June 2017 - Advertisers’ Index
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