Sahara Feed is being promoted by a group of Saudi Investors who have long term interests in the animal feed business in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Sahara Feed's first project is a 40 tonne per hour animal feed project. Over a period of time, the company plans to diversify, Insha Allah, into other synergistic areas of business.
Animal feed, is food grown or developed for livestock and poultry and given to domestic animals. Feed grains are the most important source of animal feed globally. Modern feeds are produced by carefully selecting and blending ingredients to provide highly nutritional diets that help maintain the health of the animals and increase the quality of their end products such as meat, milk, and eggs.
While pasture grasses, hay and silage crops, and certain cereal grains, are grown specifically for animals, other feeds such as sugar beet pulp, brewers' grains, and pineapple bran, are by-products that remain after a food crop has been processed for human use. Surplus food crops such as wheat, other cereals, fruits, vegetables, and roots, may also be fed to animals.
Cultivated foodstuffs used as animal feeds include concentrates that are high in energy value and include fats, cereal grains and their by-products (wheat, barley, corn, oats, rye, and sorghums), high-protein oil meals or cakes (soybean, canola, cottonseed, groundnut), and by-products from processing of sugar beets, sugarcane, animals, and fish; and roughages that include pasture grasses, hays, silage, root crops, straw, and cornstalks.
In very broad terms, the market for animal feeds covers the following main product groups.
o Broiler o Layer o Pigeon
o Lamb o Goat o Beef o Dairy Animals o Horse o Camel o Ostrich
Sahara Feed plans to have a presence in all the above mentioned categories.