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Essence: As the pattern of global consumption is evolving towards higher share of animal products in diets, maize and protein meal will remain the most important feed commodities. But challenges like- disease outbreaks, sanitary restrictions and trade policies will affect the evolution and dynamics of the world meat market. According to several studies, in India by 2022-23, milk production, protein meal demand will expand as India moves towards compound feed-based livestock production. But such a market will have to be part of ‘Sustainable Animal Agriculture Ecosystem’. For the animal feed manufacturers, there are several challenges which they need to be overcome. Article further mentions solutions like, research to study the market and come up with demand projections, strategy to ensure higher yields per milch animal, ways to promote animal health and nutrition, etc. Apart from this, upgrading skills to keep up with global trends, setting up of adequate processing capacity and investment deserve special attention to attract foreign direct investment.
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