GB animal feed production

Updated 3 October 2019
This information shows the volume of animal feed produced by manufacturers in GB and the amount of raw materials used in the process. It is updated each month and is used to produce the UK cereals supply and demand estimates.

Overview: August 2019

  • GB animal feed production(1) in August 2019 was up 3.8% for pigs and down 0.6% for poultry, 13.4% cattle and calves and 41.4% for sheep compared with the same period in 2018. 
    • In August 2019, 6.1% less wheat and 3.0% more barley was used to produce GB animal feed(1) compared to August 2018.

    • From July to August 2019 animal feed production(1) increased by 5.0% for pigs and decreased 1.5% for poultry, 12.7% for cattle and calves and 40.8% for sheep, compared with the same period in 2018/19.

    • Season to date (Jul-Aug), wheat usage in GB animal feed production(1) was down 7.3% compared to the equivalent period in 2018/19. Barley usage remained relatively stable (+0.6%) over the same period.
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    (1) Includes data from compound processors and integrated poultry units; (2) % change relates to the same period in the previous year; (3) Season to date comprises of July 2019 to August 2019 data. Due to rounding, totals may not agree with the sum of the individual items.           

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    Next update: 7 November 2019*

    *subject to revision