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WATTPoultryUSA

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
■ Poultry processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 percent
■ Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 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.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of WATT PoultryUSA - May 2017

TOC
Editor's Comments: Poultry’s fresh opportunity in local chicken, turkey
WATTAgNet news
US poultry industry weighs in on Trump presidency
Journey’s Steve Perry goes from turkey farm to rock hall
6 strategies to increase retail poultry sales in 2017
100TH YEAR SERIES: Future of poultry welfare: What producers should expect
Antibiotic-free animal feed production grows worldwide
How to improve broiler feed effi ciency beyond genetics
Product Review
Market Place
Ad Index
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WATT PoultryUSA - May 2017 - Cover1
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WATT PoultryUSA - May 2017 - TOC
WATT PoultryUSA - May 2017 - Editor's Comments: Poultry’s fresh opportunity in local chicken, turkey
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WATT PoultryUSA - May 2017 - WATTAgNet news
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WATT PoultryUSA - May 2017 - US poultry industry weighs in on Trump presidency
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WATT PoultryUSA - May 2017 - Journey’s Steve Perry goes from turkey farm to rock hall
WATT PoultryUSA - May 2017 - 6 strategies to increase retail poultry sales in 2017
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WATT PoultryUSA - May 2017 - 100TH YEAR SERIES: Future of poultry welfare: What producers should expect
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WATT PoultryUSA - May 2017 - Antibiotic-free animal feed production grows worldwide
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WATT PoultryUSA - May 2017 - How to improve broiler feed effi ciency beyond genetics
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