EghtesadOnline: Poultry farming is facing a serious challenge these days over irregular supplies of animal feed.
EghtesadOnline: The government has discontinued the payment of subsidies for the import of animal feed premixes—vitamins, minerals, trace elements and other nutritional additives—used to prepare animal feed, Chairman of Iran Feed Industry Association Majid Movafeq Qadirly said.
EghtesadOnline: More than 1.8 million tons of imported raw materials used in animal feed production were distributed among producers during the first two months of the current Iranian year (March 20-May 20), according to the CEO of State Livestock Affairs Logistics Company affiliated with Agriculture Ministry.
EghtesadOnline: Iran’s nominal capacity for animal feed production currently stands at 23 million tons per year, only half of which is being utilized, according to the chairman of Iran Feed Industry Association.
EghtesadOnline: Imports of animal feed saw an 11% growth in weight and 22% increase in value to reach 10.05 million tons worth $2.75 billion in the nine months to Dec. 21, 2019.
EghtesadOnline: Iran ranks as the 18th biggest producer of animal feed in the world, as production currently stands at 9.86 million tons worth around $8.5 billion per annum.
EghtesadOnline: Board members of the International Feed Industry Federation are scheduled to visit Iran in early 2018 to explore expansion of commercial ties and the possibility of embarking on joint production of livestock, poultry and fish feed in the country, the chairman of Iran Feed Association said.