CONTINUOUS GROWTH OF THE DEMAND FOR ANIMAL PROTEIN IN HUMAN NUTRITION.
The demand for animal protein continues to grow in the global population, with a greater increase in developing countries.
Meat production has quadrupled in the past 50 years. The FAO -Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations- expects that by 2050 the demand for animal protein will grow by 1.7% per year, until reaching a 70% increase in meat, 90 % in farmed fish and 55% in milk in 2050.
Below is the forecast of the increase in consumption from 2010 to 2050:
|TYPE OF PROTEIN||INCREASE FROM 2010 TO 2050|
Among the various types of meat, it is interesting to note that the poultry sector recorded the best production increase in 2019 with 4.7% more than 2018, excluding fish, followed by beef with 1.3%.
With regard to the per capita consumption of meat (excluding fish), Australia holds the record: 116 kilograms per person in 2013. The USA and Argentina follow with about 110 Kg each and Europe with 80 Kg. In general, meat consumption is higher in high-income countries.
In 2018, the global feed production is estimated to have exceeded one billion tonnes. The estimated corresponding value amounts to 400 billion dollars.
In 2018, the European Union produced 165 million tonnes of feed, the USA 177, China 188, Brazil 69.
FRAGOLA SPA IN THE FEED INDUSTRY
Fragola has been linked to the feed sector since 1961 and covers every process within the feed mill. Today Fragola is the leading Italian company in the production of machines and turnkey plants for the production of feed.
We design, build, assemble and start up our complete plants with hourly production ranging from 5 to 120 tonnes/h. Our machineries and feed mills are present in 5 continents.
With our machines we meet all the processing requirements within the feed mill:
- Reception of raw materials and handling
- Raw materials cleaning
- Storage and batching
- Microingredients and premixes dosing systems
- Liquid batching unit
- Grinding with hammer mills
- Grinding and crumbling with roller mills
- Conditioning and pelleting
- Cleaning and selection
- Air suction