About the IndustryHow Large is the U.S. Feed Industry?
There are 5,715 animal feed mills and 517 pet food manufacturing facilities in the U.S. producing more than 236 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 .