Denmark feed production down 26% in last decade

Production down 1.2% from 2009

Denmark’s annual production of farm feeds has fallen by almost 26% in the last 10 years, according to Torben Christensen, chairman of national feed and grain trade association Dakofo.

The country’s 2010 output of slightly over 4.5 million metric tons presents a significant drop from the 6.111 million tons produced nationally in 2000. On figures from Danmarks Statistik, feed production in Denmark in 2010 fell by 1.2% compared with 2009. The latest annual total of 4.543 million metric tons included 2.888 million metric tons for pigs, about 905,000 metric tons for cattle and 535,000 metric tons for poultry.

The biggest change from 2009 was an 8.3% drop in cattle feed output. Poultry feed volumes were down by 2.7%, but pig feed production rose by 0.7%.