GB animal feed production

Updated 14 January 2021
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: November 2020

  • GB animal feed production (1) in November was up 6.8% for sheep, 4.3% for pigs, 1.4% for cattle and calves, but down 7.2% for poultry(1), compared with November 2019.
  • In November 2020 42.9% more barley and 19.3% less wheat was used to produce GB animal feed(1) compared with the same period in 2019.
  • From July to November 2020, animal feed production(1) increased by 12.3% for sheep, 4.3% for pigs and 2.4% for cattle and calves compared with July to November 2019. Poultry feed production(1) was down by 3.3% over the same period.
  • Season to date (Jul-Nov), GB animal feed production(1) barley usage was up 34.4% year on year. Wheat usage was down 10.9% over the same period.

Latest release

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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 2020 to November 2020 data. Due to rounding, totals may not agree with the sum of the individual items. 

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Next update: 4 February 2021*

*subject to revision

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