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Pig Feed Production Reported to Be Down 15%

by 5m Editor
10 October 2008, at 11:43am

UK - Retail production of pig feed was down 15 percent in August this year, compared to August 2007. Average price of pig feed was 3218 a tonne, from April to June 2008.

Use of wheat in retail production of all animal feed is down over 13 percent on the year (August 2008 compared with August 2007). Barley is down 5.7 percent. Total raw material use is down 9.9 percent.

Figures for August 2008 against August 2007 show cattle and calf feed production down 10.1 percent, compounds for dairy cows down 8.1 percent, poultry feed down 4.6 percent, and sheep feed down 27 percent.

Great Britain retail production of pig feeds
Pecentage change for 2008 over corresponding period in 2007
June July August Crop year July to August 12 month moving total
PIG FEED -13.4% -11.2% -15.0% -13.1% -4.4%
Pig starters and creep feed -36.9% -37.9% -18.9% -28.7% -19.7%
Link/early grower feeds -2.1% -20.1% -1.2% -11.4% -3.9%
Pig growing feed -11.1% -2.9% -9.3% -6.1% -8.2%
Pig finishing feed -9.3% -11.2% -16.4% -13.8% 2.7%
Pig breeding feed -18.8% -10.7% -20.2% -15.6% -7.5%
Protein Concentrates -19.9% -36.6% 2.7% -18.9% -26.9%


Average compound pig feed prices in Great Britain
Jan to Mar 06 148
Apr to Jun 06 149
Jul to Sep 06 152
Oct to Dec 06 158
Jan to Mar 07 162
Apr to Jun 07 164
Jul to Sep 07 172
Oct to Dec 07 196
Jan to Mar 08 209
Apr to Jun 08 218

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