What Feed Statistics Tell Us about the Health of Animal Production and the World Economy

In a global food chain, inputs such as animal feed reflect the overall health and evolution of both the industry and the economy at large. Changes in the demand for, and pricing of, animal feed reflect trends in consumer preferences, population growth, investment opportunities, economic development, animal husbandry and overall economic circumstances. In this article, Aidan Connolly, Chief Innovation Officer & Vice President, Corporate Accounts at Alltech, discusses the annual Global Feed Survey (GFS) report, which has become a bellwether of global economic
trends, sometimes flagging changes before other indicators do.