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do this?'" he said. "We're hoping to jump start some of
the feed industry in East and West Africa."
Within the North African feed industry, Tunisia and
Morocco are the most sophisticated countries while
Egypt, Libya and Algeria are behind in terms of scale and
growth and stimulate improved feed production by
learning from the Tunisian feed sector development,"
Tunisia uses mostly corn and soybeans in its feed
formulation, along with some DDGS and wheat and
barley that is grown locally. According to the 2018 Alltech
Global Feed Survey, the nation has 350 feed mills that
produce 2.778 million tons per year. About half of that
feed goes to poultry production.
Three or four feed mills make a bulk of the commercial
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the integration chain and are more competitive than
someone who is just a feed producer. The industry
there is moving toward integration."
Overall, Africa has seen the most rapid growth of all the
production has increased 29%, to 39.1 million tons from
30.3 million tons, well above the global growth average of
13.1%. The region also has the highest feed costs for pigs,
layers and broilers, according to the survey.
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USGC said the most common constraints to improving
feed manufacturing in the region include high grain cost,
low quality ingredients, inadequate manpower and the
lack of proper facilities.
North Africa is dependent on feed grain imports for the
poultry industry, importing more than 16 million tons of
corn per year, of which 80% is consumed by the sector.
In the Middle East, the compound feed market was
worth $34.7 billion in 2015, and is estimated to reach
$37.4 billion by 2020. Growth is being driven by rise
in meat consumption and expansion of the livestock
industries in the region, USGC said.
Different regulatory structures, volatile economies and
increasing cost of operations are restraining the market,
along with an increase in the cost of key raw materials.
USGC is addressing some of those issues through
the training center and other efforts, and in the process,
hopes to expand the export market for the United States.
In 2017, the United States exported 10 million tons of
corn, sorghum and corn co-products to the region. Exports
to the region have the potential to double in 10 years to
more than 14 million tons, USGC said.
"The Black Sea is right next door and growing in
to really value and focus on reducing feed costs. It
makes U.S. grain more competitive in this market."
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