U.S. Animal Food Consumption

A major component of this analysis is an update of work originally done for the Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER) in 2017. Estimating the consumption of feed ingredients for most animal species, including companion animals, in the United States is of great interest to IFEEDER. Using a blend of methodology originally used in 2017 and additional methods developed in the interim, DIS has updated and enhanced coverage and accuracy of original estimates.

In addition to estimating “baseline” feed consumption for major species, we have estimated the impact of COVID-19 on the feeding of major species of livestock and poultry. As one would expect the impact of COVID-19 was, and continues to be, felt throughout the economy – the feeding of animals throughout the United States is no exception.

Click here to read the full report and detailed methodology: Animal Feed/Food Consumption and COVID-19 Impact Analysis

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