Journal article

Supply and demand estimates for feed grains in China

Zhang Y Zhou, Wei M Tian, Bill Malcolm

AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS | BLACKWELL PUBLISHING | Published : 2008

Abstract

In the past two decades, the use of grain to feed livestock in China has increased rapidly. A number of studies have examined demand and supply of grain for animal feed in China. Forecasts have been made. Generally, these projections have turned out to be well wide of the actual supply and demand. Further, forecasts of supply and demand for feed grains for the same time periods have differed greatly. Accurate forecasts of variables affecting supply and demand benefit both producers and consumers. Past forecasts of supply and demand of feed grain for livestock production in China are reviewed and reasons for discrepancies between projections are explored. Ways to improve projections of demand..

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