Last year Aidan Connolly asked colleagues in Alltech's offices worldwide to help create a report on the global tonnage of animal feed produced. With offices and distributors in 128 countries he was able to put together a very comprehensive summary. That's not to say that it was easy. Data was collected from thousands of feed mills and manufacturers and compiled into totals for species, countries and regions.
The summary indicates that China is now the world's number one producer of animal feed, making Asia the top region. As for market segments, poultry is dominant. The demand for aquaculture feed is growing rapidly.
Connolly describes the conclusions of the report in this brief video interview.