‘Volatility’ looms over 2019 global poultry, feed markets

Animal Feed for Thought

Jackie Roembke, editor of Feed Strategy magazine, offers her perspective on happenings in the global feed and grain industries.

‘Volatility’ looms over 2019 global poultry, feed markets

Get a firsthand preview of the global feed and poultry industry at IPPE 2019

Poultry will soon become the world’s most widely consumed meat. Certainly, that is good news for poultry producers and allied stakeholders who will benefit long term from demand boom; however, with this rise will also come short-term challenges with the potential to affect global poultry feed production.

According to Nan-Dirk Mulder, Rabobank’s senior analyst for animal protein, global poultry markets will be extremely volatile and competitive during the first half of 2019.

In addition to regional trends, such as changing Middle Eastern halal standards and ongoing disease threats, Mulder feels trade tensions will increasingly affect poultry exports and feed costs, e.g. trade negotiations between China and the United States.

“If China provides U.S. agriculture with more access to Chinese markets, the U.S. may return as an exporter of poultry to China — shaking up global trade and challenging Brazil,” he says.

In addition, the removal of the 25 percent Chinese levy on U.S. soybeans could create new volatility in global grains markets, he says.

Mulder suggests poultry production will continue to grow in Southern and all of Southeast Asia; Eastern Europe — especially in Poland, Hungary and Romania; and, in Latin America, with the exception of Brazil.

To find out what Mulder and other poultry industry stakeholders have to say about the state of the global poultry industry, read “2019 Poultry Outlook: 5 issues influencing feed production,” Feed Strategy’s January cover story. This special report addresses several key issues that will shape global poultry production and poultry feed volumes over the next 12 months.

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Additional poultry insights

If you are attending the 2019 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) and would like to hear Mulder’s in-depth analysis of international poultry markets, feed production and consumer protein consumption, consider attending the Feed Strategy Conference on Feb. 13, 2019.

Here, Mulder will offer his insights during the presentation, “Outlook for the global feed & poultry: key investment trends shaping the industry in 2019.”

View the full agenda for the half-day Feed Strategy Conference, “Feeding Poultry To Meet Evolving Consumer Demands” at IPPE 2019.

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