Top 11 US feed-producing companies

In 2016, U.S. feed companies manufactured more than 1 million metric tons of compound feed.

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Every year, Feed Management’s sister publication Feed International compiles a list of the World’s Top Feed Companies. In 2016, 100 animal feed manufacturers worldwide met or exceeded 1 million metric tons of compound feed production. The ranking are derived from’s exclusive Top Companies database, which features market intelligence gathered by WATT Global Media’s research team. This annual report tracks the previous calendar year’s compound feed volumes for many of the major players in world animal protein production.

Last year, 11 U.S. feed companies made the cut.

Compared to last year’s Top U.S. Feed Companies report, there were several major changes. For example, animal health and nutrition supplier Alltech, which ventured into compound feed production through the acquisition of two of last year’s Top Companies, Ridley Inc. and Masterfeeds, as well as Dutch aquafeed producer Coppens in 2016, made its official debut on the Top Feed Companies listing. It now ranks as the fourth largest feed producer in the United States.

Looking ahead to next year’s report, with the recent acquisition of Southern States Cooperatives feed business, the ranking will lose one player as Cargill will draw even further ahead in terms of its global feed volumes.

For more information about the companies on this list or to delve deeper into the stats of more than 200 global feed manufacturers, visit the Top Feed Company database.

Editor’s note: If your company produces more than 1 million metric tons of compound feed annually, but was excluded from this list, please let us know. Send feedback to [email protected].

2016 Top Feed Company facts

  • The Top 100 feed producers of 2016 manufactured a total of 373 million metric tons of feed.

  • As a percentage of the world compound production volume of 893.2 million metric tons, the Top 100 feed companies are responsible for producing 41.7 percent of total 2016 production.

Source: Feed International


2016-Top-US-Feed-Companies Feed International's annual Top Feed Companies report features 100 compound feed manufacturers who produced more than 1 million metric tons in calendar year 2016. Of those, 11 were located in the United States. | WATT Global Media 

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