Challenges and opportunities

  • Good Manufacturing Practices will seek to minimize chemical and biological contaminants in livestock feeds and prevent them from entering the food chain. These include industrial chemicals, infectious, viruses and parasites.
  • Aim to relieve the ocean from 40% of fish caught , destine to animal feed.
  • Feed represents 70% of the production cost factor in farming.

The feed sector is the most ideal, particularly for providing protein in fish and chicken rations :

  • World broiler production will grow by five per cent and will set yet another record at 83.1 million metric tons.
  • The World Aquaculture 2010 report found that global production of fish from aquaculture grew more than 60 percent between 2000 and 2008, from 32.4 million tons to 52.5 Million tons.
  • For the 30 countries listed, total sow numbers grew from about 84.4 million in 2010 to almost 86 million in 2011.
  • In Europe Products serve approximately 70 million pet owning households with annual pet food production of over 8 million tons.