Feed Management - November/December 2017 - 14
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Top 11 US feed-producing
In 2016, US companies produced more than 1 million
metric tons of compound animal feed
BY JACKIE ROEMBKE
Every year, Feed
sister publication Feed
International compiles a list of
the World's Top Feed Companies.
In 2016, 100 animal feed manufacturers worldwide met or exceeded 1 million
metric tons of compound feed production. The rankings are derived from
WATTAgNet.com's exclusive Top
Companies database, which features market intelligence gathered by WATT
Global Media's research team. This annual
report tracks the previous calendar year's compound feed volumes for many of the major players
in world animal protein production.
Last year, 11 U.S. feed companies made the cut.
Compared with last year's Top U.S. Feed
Companies report, there were several major
changes. For ewxample, animal health and nutrition supplier Alltech, which ventured into compound feed production through the acquisition of
For more information about these
companies or to delve deeper into
the stats of more than 200 global
feed manufacturers, visit www.
two of last year's Top Companies, Ridley Inc. and
Masterfeeds, as well as Dutch aquafeed producer
Coppens in 2016, made its official debut on the
Top Feed Companies listing. It now ranks as the
fourth largest feed producer in the United States.
Looking ahead to next year's report, with the
recent acquisition of Southern States Cooperatives
feed business, the ranking will lose one player as
Cargill will draw even further ahead in terms of
its global feed volumes. ■
Editor's note: If your company produces more than
1 million metric tons of compound feed annually,
but was exclused from this list, please let us know.
Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read the entire report about the top 100 global animal feed companies of 2016 exclusively
in the October-November issue of Feed International: www.fi-digital.com/201710.
www.WATTAgNet.com ❙ November/December 2017