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PREMIX SUPPLIERS ARE INVESTING
in dedicated unmedicated
production lines and facilities to
ing segment of professional farming and
further consolidation at the integrator level,
de Wildt said.
4. Influx of automation: Aside from shortages of qualified labor, the need for precision measurements
without risk of human error or injury is spurring a surge
in automation among premix manufacturers. Investments
range from state-of-the-art micro-ingredient systems to
robotic packaging lines.
5. Leveraging technology: Large premix manufacturers are expanding and investing in specialized services,
such as in-line NIRs, animal production data management, farm expansion planning and environmental services, Marcon said.
"We are changing the nutrition focus from least-cost
formulation to animal profitability optimization through the
new animal production economic models," he said. "The
digital nutrition and analytics revolution will both complement and enhance our animal production solutions."
Opportunities for premix manufacturers
Asia-Pacific promises the most growth potential for
the premix industry. By 2022, it will hold more than
33 percent of the premix market, Mordor Intelligence
reports. The Middle East and Africa are also flagged as
accelerated growth markets.
De Wildt said this development will be fueled by
increased animal protein consumption happening
mainly in developing economies. Sources suggest the
investment in modernized production systems and further feed industry consolidation will also contribute to
In mature markets, like North America and Europe,
sustainable feed solutions, intensification and complex
feed formulations will drive premix sales. ■