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Global animal protein outlook 2019

RaboResearch reviews the state of the global animal protein industry, predicting that production will grow in 2019 (albeit at a lower rate than 2018), except in China where production is expected to decline due to African swine fever.

The report predicts uncertainty in the industry due to the US-China trade dispute. However, feed prices are expected to remain generally stable. The report provides more detail for different regions and species.

Read the full report, Global Animal Protein Outlook 2019 – Growth Slows Down… as Doubts Gear Up, here or here (PDF link). See also the Foodsource chapter Focus: the difficult livestock issue.


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