; EXCLUSIVE REPORT
2013 poultry nutrition survey offers
Although additive use is on the rise, there appears to be mixed feelings
regarding additives as an antibiotic replacement, particularly in light of
BY KEN JENNISON AND BRUCE PLANTZ
;;Members of the poultry feed industry
continue to wrestle with high grain
costs while simultaneously working
to increase pro;ts and meet consumer
demands for “no” — no antibiotics, no
hormones, and no animal byproducts
in animal feed. The results of this year’s WATT
Nutrition and Feed Survey re;ect those challenges.
industry. The number of respondents indicating they
anticipate negative or deteriorating pro;tability for the
next 12 months is at a three-year low.
In the 2011 survey, 32 percent of respondents fore-
saw deteriorating pro;tability due to economic condi-
You can compare this year’s results to 2012 by reading “World poultry industry forecasts higher profitability in 2012 with marginal growth” www.WATTAgNet.com/149918.html
This year’s survey shows some good news for the
Business outlook for 2013
The level of optimism for the poultry industry varies widely with geography. North America, Latin America, Africa and Asia all had a large per- centage of respondents expecting improved economic results in 2013. Only 20 percent of European respondents and 15 percent in the Middle East foresee an improvement in profitability this year.
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