GB animal feed production

Updated 1 April 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: February 2021

  • In February 2021 GB animal feed production(1) was up 6.6% for pigs, 5.0% for cattle and calves, 2.3% for sheep and down 3.4% for poultry(1), compared with the same period in 2020.
  • In February 2021, 47.8% more barley and 18.5% less wheat was used to produce GB animal feed(1) than in February 2020.
  • From July to February 2021, GB animal feed production(1) increased by 7.1% for sheep, 4.7% for pigs and 2.7% for cattle and calves compared to the same period last year. Poultry feed production(1) was down by 5.3% over the same period.
  • Season to date (Jul-Feb 2021) GB animal feed barley usage(1) was up 39.4% year on year. Wheat usage was down 15.8% over the same period.
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Due to rounding, totals may not agree with the sum of the individual items. (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 February 2021 data. 

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Next update: 6 May 2021*

*subject to revision