India’s animal feed industry, currently valued at around $ 15 billion is expected to double in the next five years. The feed consumption is estimated to be 21.5 million tonnes, of which cattle feed accounts for 7.5 million tonnes, aqua feed 1 million tonne and poultry feed around 13 Million tonnes.
The state of Telangana and AP contribute to a large chunk of Indian feed consumption, as can be seen in the table below. Given the large size of the industry and its growth, it presents an attractive opportunity for small and medium enterprises.
Animal feed industry in AP and Telangana
Competitive landscape of the Industry
The industry is competitive, with international, national and regional companies vying for the market share. The table below provides information on important players in AP and Telangana.
Animal feed companies in AP and Telangana
Manufacturing process and budget
The feed manufacturing operations comprise four steps; raw material preparation, mixing and grinding the feed, palletisation and packaging. The plant capacity typically starts from 2-3 tonnes per hour to 15 tonnes per hour.
Animal feed manufacturing process
An automated plant with a capacity of 3- 5 tonnes per hour can cost up to Rs. 40 lakhs. Considering the machines and raw material inventory and infrastructure required to store the raw material, the budget requirement for the unit could be up to Rs. 1 crore.
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 As per Yes Bank report on The Indian Feed Industry – Revitalising Nutritional Security