Total feed production in Canada is just over 30 million tonnes annually.
- Commercial production – 20 million tonnes
- On-farm production – 10 million tonnes
The commercial feed industry generates total revenue of over $4 billion per year.
There are approximately 500 commercial feed mills in Canada.
- Quebec – 36%
- Ontario – 30%
- Prairies – 22%
- Atlantic – 9%
- BC – 3%
Grains most widely used in feed production are corn, wheat and barley.
Major protein sources are soybean and canola.
The feed industry uses a major share of Canada’s available grain supply (net of exports).
- 80% of barley
- 60% of corn
- 30% of wheat
Feed represents the largest input cost for livestock and poultry producers, accounting for up to 75% of total costs depending on the species.