Poultry feed production in Poland hampered by Covid-19

In 2020, feed production in Poland is likely to fall as compared to 2019 due to the problems the domestic poultry industry is currently facing, Anna Zymerman, Secretary General of the Polish Grain & Feed Chamber, claims.

broiler sitting in his feed in the garden
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The experts from the Polish Grain & Feed Cham forecast that there could be a 6.6 % drop in poultry feed production in Poland in 2020 compared to 2019. Feed production for other species should remain at the same level as 2019. The drop in compound feed production is anticipated at the end of second and the beginning of the third quarter of 2020.

It is estimated that the broiler market will shrink more than other meats and dairy products markets, due to limited operations of the HoReCa sector, as well as catering in schools or kindergartens. Everything would depend on how soon those markets will resume their normal activities. “In the broiler market, our experts estimate the drop would be between -5% and -20% depending on when the European economy would resume full-scale operation," Zymerman said.

meat poultry in front of green leaves in a garden- free range
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"As for the feed additives - we could notice more serious deficits mainly on the products supplied from the Asian region, because of closed production plants and shipment halts. This caused a reduction in stocks and price hikes. However, presently the situation is stable, and there are no threats of production halts due to the feed additives shortage," Zymerman added.

Source: All About Feed