Better prices will support margin recovery in the Chinese pig sector at the end of the third quarter this year, kick-starting a new hog production cycle and boosting demand for feed inputs by mid-2015, says Rabobank.
The Swedish dairy sector, mimicking the recent statements by the German poultry industry, is looking to migrate away from the use of non-GM soy due to the costs associated with sourcing the feed ingredient.
Mergers are expected in the Mexican hog sector in the coming years to offset the impact of the PED virus - Rabobank says global feed companies should be ready to capitalize on the feed demand generated by a more consolidated industry.
Africa’s chicken and broiler industry is five years away from equivalence with the Thai or Brazilian sector but international feed compounders are not yet exploiting this massive business potential, says a leading animal nutrition firm.
There will be a continuing slide in demand for pig feed in the EU this year due to productivity challenges in the sector and cattle feed demand is set to decline on better weather conditions for grasslands and forages production, says trade group.