Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Asian feed production experienced gains driven by China’s ASF recovery and the region’s demand for animal protein.
COVID-19 was a major disruptor across the world in 2020. In Asia, the industrial channel shifted from foodservice to retail and online, due to the closing of wet markets as well as trade volatility. The supply chain, worker absences, logistics and distribution issues, and the supply and pricing of inputs like feed additives, animal health and genetics are critical challenges for everyone. However, there were opportunities that allowed Asia to thrive and grow last year.