In India the animal feed industry is of recent origin, the first animal food plant having been established in 1960. There are today as many as 14 plants in the organized sector, besides many small feed compounders, which operate in large cities. The 14 organized units have modern or semi modern equipment for manufacturing compound feeds. All of them have excellent facilities for quality control and are well equipped for chemical analysis of raw materials and the finished products. The installed capacity for all types of feeds that can be produced in the units under organized sector in India is estimated in the neighbourhood of 630000 metric tonnes a year. Taking into account the expansion plans of the organized sector, it is anticipated that the capacity of this industry in India is likely to increase rapidly. Two international Hatcheries viz. the Arbor Acres and the shaver, which started their operation in India in early 1960â€™s, created a large market for quality poultry feeds in North as well as in Western India. It was formed necessary to provide well-balanced feed to the hybrid birds to exploit their genetic potential to the maximum. Similarly, the compound feeds for cattle are finding large markets all over India because of the increased effort to produce more milk products. Efficient chick starter and growing mashes aid proper development of chicks and pullets. Proteins, largely of vegetable origin, in the growing mesh, encourage the normal development of pullets and help them to lay lower. These are fed to which when they are 24 hours old. USES & APPLICATIONS Feeds are used as edible materials, which are consumed by cattle and poultry and contribute energy and/or nutrients to the cattle or poultry diet. Feed is needed to produce poultry & cattle, which are substantial parts of the food industry. Poultry includes the following: Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Guineas, Pigeons, Pheasant, Ostrich, Peafowl and Swan etc. The size of the food industry depends on population, which is not constant. MARKET SURVEY India has the largest cattle, buffalo and goat population according to latest census. There are about 200 million cattle, 50 million buffaloes and 90 million goats in the country. About one sixth of the cattle, about half of buffalo and one fifth of goat population in world are in India. Animal husbandry plays an important role in the national life and accounts for about 10% of the national income. In particular the contributor of the cattle and buffalo to the economy is considerable. They are the main source of drought power in agricultural operations and rural transportation they provide essential, foods like milk and meal.The feed for the poultry is made up of two portions the concentrate and the balance, consisting of various grains and rice (and wheat) bran upto 20 per cent of other local by-products.The packaging of compound feeds by most units in India is in brand new funny bags, but some are using polythene-lined bags, which are very handy for export purpose.With animal feed plant coming up in high cities especially in Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai and producing top quality poultry cattle feeds and with the resource available to these manufacturing units it is certain that animal feeds produced in India will find and instant market in the neighbouring countries. It is expected that in the next few years the animal feed industry in India would rank among the major industries of India and will be able to help the animal production programme in various countries around the world.Poultry feed is needed to produce poultry, a substantial part of the food industry. The size of the food industry depends on population, which is not constant. If today's trends continue, there is likely to be further rapid deterioration in mans environment. A fantastic world effort over the next decade at changing the altitude of people towards family size night conceivably arrest population at 2 or 3 times its present level. Some biologists feel the compulsory family regulation will be necessary to limit production. World population is exploding. More children are being born, many diseases have been cured, and the life span is increasing. Industries playing increasing roles in the struggle against world hunger include the poultry industry, which require less capital to enter than other animal industries, and the feed industry, which provides economical, feeds upon which the poultry industry depends. PRESENT MANUFACTURERS Advanced Enzyme Technologies Ltd. Allana Cold Storage Ltd. Amrit Feeds Ltd. Andhra Sugars Ltd. Arambagh Hatcheries Ltd. Aries Agro Ltd. Aries Marketing Ltd. Baramati Agro Ltd. B C L Industries & Infrastructures Ltd. Chambal Fertilisers & Chemicals Ltd. Godrej Agrovet Ltd. Goldmohur Foods & Feeds Ltd. Graintec India Ltd. Hatsun Agro Products Ltd. Indian Potash Ltd. Induss Food Products & Equipment Ltd. Intercorp Biotech Ltd. Jagat Industries Ltd. K S E Ltd. Karnataka State Agro Corn Products Ltd. Kirti Dal Mills Ltd. Kumar Food Inds. Ltd. Kwality Feeds Ltd. Lakshmi Energy & Foods Ltd. Maharashtra Agro-Inds. Devp. Corpn. Ltd. Modern India Ltd. Nova Chemie (India) Ltd. Pranav Agro Inds. Ltd. Prima Agro Ltd. Rainbow Agri Inds. Ltd. Tara Health Foods Ltd. Rasdhara Agro Exports Ltd. Rinku Polychem Ltd. S K M Animal Feeds & Foods (India) Ltd. Sakthi Beverages Ltd. Shalimar Pellet Feeds Ltd. Sharat Industries Ltd. Snam Vijaya Feeds Ltd. Sonitpur Solvex Ltd. Suguna Poultry Farm Ltd. Super Farm Products Ltd. Superhouse Ltd. Swastika Feeds Ltd. Tinna Oils & Chemicals Ltd. Unique Agro Processors (India) Ltd. Utkal Feeds Pvt. Ltd. Vegepro Foods & Feeds Ltd. Venco Research & Breeding Farm Pvt. Ltd. Venkateshwara Hatcheries Pvt. Ltd. Venky'S (India) Ltd. Vijay Agro Products Pvt. Ltd. Waterbase Ltd. Annam Feeds Ltd. Kapila Krishi Udyog Ltd. Zeus Biotech Ltd. Gajanan Extraction Ltd. Alchemist Ltd.