Spring 2008

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
1 General News
3 World‟s Poultry Congress
5 Practical Ideas to Address high Feed and Production Costs.
At this time last year, I wrote, “the demand for animal feed has nearly
exceeded our capacity to manufacture and deliver it”. A boom in animal
production brought this about, which has meant that the feed industry has
had a good run over the past 18 months. We all know that our industry is
cyclical, but who would have foreseen how quickly things would change.
Animal producers have had a hard time of it and increasing ingredient prices
have eaten into feed company margins. The feed industry is now beginning
to feel the pinch. High levels of management and innovative problem
solving will be required for our businesses to continue to thrive.

Contact: rick@spesfeed.co.za / +27 31 766 0016.