Liquid feed production increases

Most significant increase in liquid feed tonnage was on beef feedlots at 24%.

THE American Feed Industry Association's (AFIA) Liquid Feed Committee Sept. 9 released the results of its 2014 Liquid Feed Tonnage Report, revealing an overall increase of 6.25% from 2012 to 2013 in liquid feed production.

The survey revealed the most significant increase in liquid feed tonnage was on beef feedlots at 24%. Dairy rations and blocks also saw an increase of liquid feed tonnage manufactured while range supplements and feed mill blends production slightly decreased 1% and 5%, respectively.

The data provides statistical information on liquid feed production and estimates long range trends occurring within the industry.

Anonymous manufacturers from across the United States provided data for the 2014 survey. Companies that participated in the survey were required to provide manufacturing data for the previous two years. The survey results were categorized into five feed manufacturing segments, which display the amount of tons produced per year, differentiating between the two corresponding years and the percentage.             

AFIA said that because more feed is produced annually than reported, the survey results should be viewed as an indicator of tonnage trends.

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