EU Compound feed production in 2019 down by 0.8%

A further significant decrease expected in 2020 due to COVID-19 impacts

Compound feed production estimates for 2019 

The industrial compound feed production for farmed animals[1] in the EU-28[2] for 2019 is estimated at 163,3 mio. t, i.e. 0.8% lower than in 2018, according to data provided by FEFAC members.As regards cattle feed, production decreased by 2.0 % compared to 2018, when drought conditions led to the poor forage harvests which were compensated by demand for feed grains and compound feed. Favourable weather conditions in 2019 meant a return to normal cattle feed demand patterns. The biggest decrease was reported in Ireland (18%) in 2019.

[1] From 2016 on, FEFAC no longer includes dry petfood production in its statistics, considering that a large part of the production was missing in national statistics.

[2] Greece, Malta and Luxembourg excluded