UK Retail Feed Production Up 4.9% In November

12/01/11 -- Production of retail animal feed production in the UK was up 4.9% in November compared to a year previously, according to Defra. Total UK integrated feed production rose by 2.2% during the same period, they add.

In retail feed production, usage of wheat was up 5.8% year-on-year despite the large increase in price. At 236,500 MT wheat accounted for 29% of the ration.

Other notable changes year-on-year include corn gluten feed usage up more than 500% and DDGS usage up more than 50%. Rapemeal, sunmeal and "other oilseed cake/meal" all showed declines in usage of around 15-25%.