About the IndustryHow Large is the U.S. Feed Industry?
There are more than 6,000 feed mills in the U.S. producing nearly 158 million tons of ready-to-eat or finished feed each year. This number includes all commercial and integrated tonnage, but does not include on-farm feed. The mill size varies tremendously from a small on-farm mixer to a modern, computerized system with few human operators making more than 1 million tons of feed each year for swine or poultry operations. More industry statistics can be found .