However, aqua feed production is up from 34.4 million metric tons in 2012 and 29.7 million metric tons in 2011, by far the fastest growing segment of animal feed production. It’s expected to be the fastest growing segment again this year, said Aidian Connolly, VP at Alltech.
“The number is still quite small. It’s just 4% of the world’s animal feed production,” Connolly continued. “But it’s much more consequential in China and throughout Asia.”
By region, Asia is by far the world’s largest aqua feed producer, at 31 million metric tons, more than three-quarters of the total. Europe, Latin America and North America followed at 3.8 million metric tons, 3 million metric tons and 2 million metric tons, respectively. By country, China is by far the world’s largest aqua feed producer, at 23 million metric tons
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