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Information on global poultry, pig and animal feed markets.
Peter Best

Peter Best

Peter Best is a consulting editor for Pig International and can be reached at pbest@wattnet.net.

ARTICLES

World food trends: Pork’s top place challenged by chicken

For the first time ever, the volume of chicken and other poultry meat produced annually worldwide has equaled or even exceeded the output of pork.
When the final figures for world meat production in 2016 are compiled, they may well show that a major change has occurred in global market shares. From preliminary estimates prepared in the final quarter of 2016 it certainly seems possible that — for the first time ever — the volume of chicken and other poultry meat produced annually worldwide has equaled or even exceeded the output of pork.
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MARKET

Global market review: World pork output continues upward trend

Although the total amount of pork produced globally has risen again to set a new record, the immediate outlook for further expansion is clouded as the biggest player in the world pig sector cuts back on animal inventories and output in the face of...
The general upward trend in world pork output is confirmed by the latest global market review compiled exclusively for Pig International.
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World Feed Panorama

2014 world livestock feed production up 1.6 percent

Global industrial production of compound animal feeds and aquafeeds reached 846.5 million metric tons.
Global compound livestock feed and aquafeed production grew 1.6 percent in 2014 to 846.5 million metric tons, according to the World Feed Panorama.
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