Feed conversion is a hot topic in poultry farming.
With statistics like,
“feed constitutes 60 to 70 per cent of the total cost of production…”
…you can really see why there is so much talk about poultry feed conversion.
(And such statistics as the one above apply to all global markets – every country has the same issue with feed cost.)
But why is feed so expensive for poultry farming worldwide?
Let’s drill down a little to get a better grasp:
We start by identifying the ingredients that make up poultry feed:
Herein lies the main cost driver for poultry feed.
Amongst all of the other 6 types of poultry feed ingredient,
It is grain that pushes up the material costs the most.
And here’s why: