Industrial compound feed production
The estimated total commercial production of complete feeds, supplements and
premixes in Canada is 15 million tonnes. When calculated into complete feed
equivalent required to feed all livestock and poultry the volume adds up to an
estimated 25 to 27 million tonnes.
Pigs, dairy and poultry feeds account for app. 85% of the
complete feeds manufactured and sold by commercial manufacturers in Canada.
Total sales represent over CDN$3.5 billion (US$3.09 billion, €2.43 billion). Pet
food is excluded in this figure.
Approximately 50% of the overall complete feed equivalent
volume (25-27 million tonnes) required to feed all livestock and poultry in
Canada is manufactured on non-commercial on-farm mixing establishments. Based on
requirements this volume for various species can be divided as follows:
Specific data for the whole country is yet not available. Only
for British Columbia a breakdown on feed production figures is supplied by ANAC
BC is only a minor feed producer in Canada with a little over
one million tonnes of annual production. This does not include pet food, which
may be as high as 20-25,000 tonnes. The estimates for pig feed production
include on-farm mix production, which is app. 20% of total. Commodities are
ingredients sold primarily to dairy and pig producers. Some duplication may
exist in these categories, but a large volume of commodity sales go directly
from grain suppliers/growers to farm which are not included.
The volume of prairie grain produced is around 937,000 tonnes,
of which two thirds (620,000 tonnes) is directly sold to the farms and 11,000
tonnes (15%) is used in aquaculture.
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