EghtesadOnline: Atotal of 15.5 million tons worth $6.47 billion of raw materials for production of animal feed were imported to Iran during the first 11 months of the current Iranian year (March 21, 2021-Feb. 19), registering an 11% and 51% rise in weight and value respectively compared with the corresponding period of the preceding year, data released by the Livestock and Poultry Feed Importers Union show.
EghtesadOnline: A total of 10.28 million tons of raw materials for the production of animal feed worth $3.78 billion were imported during the current fiscal year’s first eight months (March 21-Nov. 21), registering a 20% and 41% rise in weight and value respectively compared with the similar period of last year, according to the spokesperson of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration.
EghtesadOnline: Light livestock aged between 100 and 150 days are being slaughtered and supplied to the market due to the shortage of animal feed resulting from mismanagement in the distribution and price control of fodder, barley and alfalfa, according to the head of Light Livestock Owners Association.
EghtesadOnline: Over 8.59 million tons of animal feed were discharged from customs terminals in the eight months to Nov. 20, according to Rouhollah Latifi, the spokesman of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration.
EghtesadOnline: Poultry farming is facing a serious challenge these days over irregular supplies of animal feed.
EghtesadOnline: The government has discontinued the payment of subsidies for the import of animal feed premixes—vitamins, minerals, trace elements and other nutritional additives—used to prepare animal feed, Chairman of Iran Feed Industry Association Majid Movafeq Qadirly said.
EghtesadOnline: More than 1.8 million tons of imported raw materials used in animal feed production were distributed among producers during the first two months of the current Iranian year (March 20-May 20), according to the CEO of State Livestock Affairs Logistics Company affiliated with Agriculture Ministry.
EghtesadOnline: Iran’s nominal capacity for animal feed production currently stands at 23 million tons per year, only half of which is being utilized, according to the chairman of Iran Feed Industry Association.
EghtesadOnline: Imports of animal feed saw an 11% growth in weight and 22% increase in value to reach 10.05 million tons worth $2.75 billion in the nine months to Dec. 21, 2019.
EghtesadOnline: Iran ranks as the 18th biggest producer of animal feed in the world, as production currently stands at 9.86 million tons worth around $8.5 billion per annum.