The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has completed its annual liquid feed tonnage survey for 2010.


Eleven U.S. liquid feed manufacturing companies participated in the survey, providing their 2008 and 2009 liquid supplement production data. The report covers the categories of beef feedlot, dairy rations, range supplementation, feed mill blends and poured blocks. Overall, a slowdown of production levels was recorded in 2009, due in large part to the economic downturn and resulting herd reductions. Dairy rations were the hardest hit.