Interest in Lysine decreases due to ASF concerns

17-03-2021 | |
Photo: Canva
Photo: Canva

This week’s feed additive update takes a look at the latest market trends of Lysine.

Commodity prices have decreased in China’s Dalian Commodity Exchange following concerns of an African Swine Fever (ASF) resurgence. Last week corn prices in Northeast China fell for 3 consecutive days, by about 90 Yuan/ton (14 USD/ton). Soybean meal also fell by 300 Yuan/ton (46 USD/ton).

The downward turn follows increased market concerns that ASF is not yet fully behind us, with the disease continuing to impact China’s breeding herd over the past 3 months. Investors are showing a loss of confidence in the future of feed ingredient demand, while producers are still trying to understand whether livestock demand for feed will be sustained over the coming months.



Glowlit saw a 25% decrease in interest in Lysine in the last week, with the price stabilising from one week to the next. With the price of Lysine closely tied to that of soy and corn, we’ll be watching to see whether a downturn follows.


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