Two consumer trends, antibiotic free and ethical animal welfare practices, will continue to impact poultry feed production because these trends are the most tangible for consumers purchasing chicken products, says, Amber McKinzie, global business development manager, Cargill’s Format Solutions at the 2019 Feed Strategy Conference.
Uncertainty and volatility are two macro trends that will continue to impact global animal feed production in the coming year, says, Amber McKinzie, global business development manager, Cargill’s Format Solutions at the 2019 Feed Strategy Conference. Biosecurity risks, costly poultry and pig diseases and lingering trade disputes will affect feed production costs.
China is one of the macro trends that will impact all animal feed companies and countries, such as Europe and Brazil that can import poultry and pork products to China will benefit with better margins in this market, says, Nan-Kirk Mulder, senior analyst- animal protein, Rabobank at the 2019 Feed Strategy Conference.
The analysis of animal feeds and mycotoxins is advancing rapidly because of LC-MS/MS methods is advancing our understanding of contamination and why poultry and livestock react differently to mycotoxins, says, Dr. Trevor Smith, Adjunct Professor, department of animal biosciences at the University of Guelph at the 2019 IPPE.
U.S. Animal feed manufactures are adjusting to the “new normal” to comply with new FSMA regulations, says Gary Huddleston, director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs, AFIA at 2019 IPPE. All feed mill employees must be trained to FSMA standards as well as have a preventative control person who can design a food safety plan and perform a hazard analysis.