Sales of other petfood (for pet birds, small mammals, reptiles and fish) increased by 2 percent in current value terms in 2011, according to a new petfood industry report from Euromonitor International.
The report, Other Pet Food in Australia, covers growth in pet populations, which contributed to the value growth in other petfood in Australia. According to the report, sales of other petfoods reached AUD149 million (US$155.7 million) in 2011, of which bird food contributed the largest share, with sales of AUD74 million (US$77.3 million). Other segments covered in the report include fish food and small mammal/reptile food.
The intent was to educate regulators and industry about the Model Pet Food Regulations
Committees discussed key proposals such as a possible shift in the oversight of animal feeds
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