As poultry feed costs continue to rise BPC urges the government to act

As poultry feed costs continue to rise BPC urges the government to act

The Government has released data on the production and prices of animal feed.

BPC chief executive, Andrew Large: “The poultry industry’s first Economic Impact Assessment makes clear its importance to UK PLC."

BPC chief executive, Andrew Large: “We seek action to remove the legislative barriers to the use of insect based meal in poultry feeds; and we seek support for the re-introduction of processed animal proteins in poultry feeds, subject to strict controls.”

From January 2006 to June 2014, according to those figures, average compound feed prices for livestock in Great Britain rose by 85.8% for cattle feed, 75.7% for pig feed, 101.4% for poultry feed and 92.7% for sheep feed.

Commenting on the data Andrew Large, BPC chief executive, said: “Poultry producers have seen the highest rise in feed since 2006 compared to other major livestock types.

“We therefore urge the Government to act to broaden the range of animal feeds that are available. In particular we seek action to remove the legislative barriers to the use of insect based meal in poultry feeds; and we seek support for the re-introduction of processed animal proteins in poultry feeds, subject to strict controls.”

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