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News last update:6 Aug 2012

More animal feed demand in Brazil

This year, more feed has been consumed in the Brazilian feed, pet food and fish feed sectors, according to Brazilian Feed Industry Association estimations.

The amount of cattle feed consumed has increased as a result of higher beef exportation rate, better prices for live cattle and more cattle raised in semi-feed lot systems. Feed output for dairy cows increased as a result of better milk by-products prices.

Higher feed prices
This higher feed demanded, however, has resulted in lower profitability because price of grains and nutritional additives have skyrocketed. Simultaneously, nutritional additives - vitamins, enzymes and amino acids - have showed higher prices. Agriculture commodities - corn, soybean, wheat - have followed the same direction mainly influenced by international quotation and sought globally.

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