Production of Compound Feed
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The purpose of the statistics is to shed light on the quantitative production of compound feed for livestock, as well as to calculate the total quantities of grain and feed materials used in compound feed. Feed materials are eg. oats or soybeans. The statistics shows which type of feed mixes are produced the most, and the development of feed mixes over time. The total quantities of compound feed and feed materials are used for calculations of The Economic Accounts for Agriculture (EAA). The statistics has been compiled since 1968, but in its current form is comparable from 1990 onwards.
The statistics is an annual statement of compound feed production and feed materials used in compound feed calculated in millions. kg. Feed production is calculated for both the calendar year and operating year up to and including 2022 and for various feed mixes for cattle, pigs, poultry and other livestock species. From 2022, the statistics will only be calculated for calendar years.
Data is first checked by comparing individual reports with reports from previous periods. When the data collection is finished, the data is checked for errors on a macro level, for example by comparing with the development in the cattle and pig populations. In 2022, the data collection and data processing for The content composition of compound feed (FBL) was restructured so that the collection became identical to Production of compound feed (PAF). The rearrangement of FBL leads to a data breach in FODER2 from 2022, as there is no longer direct comparability.
It is relevant for the agricultural organizations, ministries and agencies, who uses it to follow the development in the volume growth in the production of compound feed. Moreover, it is an input to the Economic Accounts for Agriculture.
Accuracy and reliability
The overall reliability is good. The statistics covers the production of compound feed by the Danish agribusiness companies alone. Directly imported compound feed and feed made by farmers are not included in the statistics. In 2022, the data processing for FBL was restructured, so that the collection became identical to Production of compound feed. The change entails a data breach in FODER2 from 2022. The old enumeration method has led to a certain overestimation of the use of some of the feed materials in compound feed.
Timeliness and punctuality
Up to and including 2022, the statistics was published twice a year. From and including 2023, the statistics will only be published once a year in the month of May in connection with the publication of the national Economic Accounts for Agriculture (EAA), almost 6 months after the reference time.
There is full comparability in data back to 1990 in the table FODER3. The overall main groups are comparable back to the start of the statistics in the operating year 1968/69. As regards to The content composition of the compound feed (FBL), which is published in FODER2, there is full comparability from 1992 to 2021. In 2022, the data collection and data processing for FBL was realigned. The change entails a data breach in FODER2 from 2022, as there is no longer complete comparability in the use of the feed materials and hence the quantities of single feed substances.
Accessibility and clarity
These statistics is published in the StatBank under Foder, gødning og pesticider.