AHDB data shows declining poultry feed output in UK

The UK is seeing reduced demand for poultry feed as COVID-19 impacts broiler and layer industry.
calendar icon 14 September 2020
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Feed Navigator explains that poultry makes up the largest share of animal feed demand within the UK.

The closure of the UK’s foodservice sector during lockdown is a contributing factor to the decline in poultry meat demand. Reporting from AHDB shows that some producers have been reducing the number of broiler eggs they set as demand for poultry meat contracts.

The UK’s processing capacity has also taken a hit during the coronavirus crisis. The AHDB team noted that some poultry processing plants are not fully functioning and that workers have to maintain stringent social distancing measures. Their report explains, “this will likely have a knock-on effect on processing capacity in the short to mid-term as well as future farm placings.”

Read the full analysis on Feed Navigator.

Feed Navigator explains that poultry makes up the largest share of animal feed demand within the UK.

The closure of the UK’s foodservice sector during lockdown is a contributing factor to the decline in poultry meat demand. Reporting from AHDB shows that some producers have been reducing the number of broiler eggs they set as demand for poultry meat contracts.

The UK’s processing capacity has also taken a hit during the coronavirus crisis. The AHDB team noted that some poultry processing plants are not fully functioning and that workers have to maintain stringent social distancing measures. Their report explains, “this will likely have a knock-on effect on processing capacity in the short to mid-term as well as future farm placings.”

Read the full analysis on Feed Navigator.

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