Global feed conversion ratio of selected meat and fish

This statistic describes the global feed conversion ratio of selected meat and fish. The feed conversion ratio is defined as the amount of feed needed to increase the animal’s bodyweight by one kilogram. The highest feed conversion rate was reported for cattle with an average ratio of seven. That means, cattle needs about seven kilograms of feed to increase its bodyweight by one kilogram.

Feed conversion ratio of selected meat and fish worldwide*

Feed conversion ratio
Cattle**7
Pork3
Chicken1.9
Salmon1.1
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Source

Release date

June 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

as of 2019

Supplementary notes

* Feed conversion ratio = kilograms of feed needed to increase the animal’s bodyweight by 1 kilogram.
**4 to 10.

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