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World feed production exceeds 1b metric tons

China and U.S. are top two feed producers; North America leads in feed production for beef, turkey, pet and equine animals.

The 2017 "Alltech Global Feed Survey," released Jan. 25, estimates that international feed tonnage has exceeded 1 billion metric tons for the first time. That’s a 3.7% increase over last year and represents 19% growth since Alltech did its inaugural survey in 2012, despite a 7% decrease in the number of feed mills.

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