Further Increase in Poultry Feed Drives Need for Alternatives

UK - The production and price data of poultry feed has seen the highest rise in eight years, leading to calls to expand the range of animal feed available.
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On 7 November the Government released data on the production and prices of animal feed. From January 2006 to June 2014, according to those figures, average compound feed prices for livestock in Great Britain rose by 85.8 per cent for cattle feed, 75.7 per cent for pig feed, 101.4 per cent for poultry feed and 92.7 per cent for sheep feed.

Commenting on the data Andrew Large, British Poultry Council Chief Executive, said: “Poultry producers have seen the highest rise in feed since 2006 compared to other major livestock types.”

“We therefore urge the Government to act to broaden the range of animal feeds that are available.

In particular we seek action to remove the legislative barriers to the use of insect based meal in poultry feeds; and we seek support for the re-introduction of processed animal proteins in poultry feeds, subject to strict controls.”

Charlotte Rowney

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