Mineral feed - AFCA-CIAL

Sources of mineral supplies essential to the balance of the feed ration.

Regulatory definition: Regulation (EC) No. 767/2009
Complementary feed containing at least 40% crude ash.

Composition:
Mineral feeds provide the macro-elements (phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, sodium ...) and trace elements authorised as essential additives (copper, zinc, manganese, iron, iodine, cobalt, selenium...) and various other nutrients such as vitamins, amino acids...

Presentation:
Mineral feeds can come in the form of powder, fine granular feed, granules or licking blocks (buckets, blocks) to best meet the expectations and practices of farmers.

Volumes produced:
French production of mineral feed exceeds 400,000 tonnes per year, of which 85% is intended for ruminants and 15% for other species, in particular for on-farm feed manufacturing for pigs or poultry.

These amounts correspond to the complementation of approximately:

  • 7.5 million tons of dry matter cattle feed including fodder.
  • 2 million tons of feed for pigs.
  • 350,000 tonnes of feed for poultry and other species.