Is the global poultry industry ready for feed supply instability?

Some experts believe that poultry producers should be prepared for possible price volatility in the feed of poultry this year.

Although the introduction of global vaccination against Covid-19 in many parts of the world has given much hope to improve the market for poultry products, the existing logistical problems and reduced production at many grain production sites around the world for various reasons will lead to The supply market of these products face instability.

China, which is becoming one of the largest producers of poultry feed in the world, needs a lot of grain and seems to be leaving the Covid-19 pandemic more rapidly than other countries. This issue had an impact on global markets, especially during the last quarter of 2020 and in recent weeks.

Meanwhile, assessments show that the increasing outbreak of diseases such as African swine fever in different parts of the world has led producers to try to meet the needs of citizens of different countries for animal protein with poultry products. For example, according to Chinese government officials, poultry production in the country has grown by more than 12 percent over the past year.

This issue can have a significant impact on the supply of poultry feed in global markets. Meanwhile, some research institutes such as Rabobank have mentioned it in their latest quarterly forecasts.

Recent reports indicate an oversupply of poultry products in countries such as South Africa, Thailand, and China.

Of course, the outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Europe and Asia is also one of the factors that can affect the production of poultry products.

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Because of the above, it seems that poultry producers in different parts of the world should follow the events around them more than before and plan more carefully to produce products.

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