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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.

The sixth annual survey is the most comprehensive ever, now covering 141 countries and more than 30,000 feed mills, Alltech said. The results show that the U.S. and C

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