Myanmar’s demand for livestock feed is expected to reach four million tonnes next year amid steady growth of the cattle industry, the Myanmar Livestock Federation said.
“Animal feed demand increased 33 percent from 2018 to 2020 due to the rapid growth of the livestock sector,” federation chair U Mya Han told a press conference last week. “The demand is increasing 15 percent annually.”
Federation records showed that feed demand was 2.6 tonnes in 2017 and an estimated three tonnes last year.
According to a report last year by the Global Agricultural Information Network, foreign companies control feed production in the country, holding about a 60 percent share of domestic sales.
U Mya Han said the livestock industry plays a very important role in the country’s economy and in ensuring its food security.
Local demand for livestock has been increasing due to population growth, rising consumer incomes, and urbanisation, which is expected to continue in the next three decades.
According to the National Livestock Baseline Survey Report 2019 released in January, the country has 9.5 million cattle, 1.8 million buffaloes, 2.1 million sheep and goats, 5.8 million pigs, 70 million chickens and 8.9 million turkeys, ducks, geese, and quails.
from : MYANMAR TIMES