Feed Additives Market By Additive Type (Amino Acids, Phosphates, Vitamins, Acidifiers, Antibiotics, Carotenoids, Enzymes, Mycotoxin Detoxifiers, Flavours & Sweeteners, Minerals, Antioxidants, Non-Protein Nitrogen, Phytogenic, Probiotics, Preservatives), Animal Type, Form Of Additive (Dry and Liquid), and Region - Global Forecasts 2017 To 2027

Date: Jul 2021 Report Id: 87 Category: Food Additives Report Format: pdf-img excel-img ppt-img word-img

The Feed Additives Market was valued at US$ 35.7 Bn in 2020 and is expected to reach US$ 51.3 Bn by 2027, with a growing CAGR of 5.8% during the forecast period (2020-2027).

Feed additives are substances used in improving animal nutrition in order to improve the digestibility, hygiene and overall effect on the animal’s health. Feed additives is a recently developed phenomenon. Feed additives also help in improving the immune system of the animal. Additives do not serve any nutritional purpose. Feed additives have also been used to control pathogens in animals. Many organic acids have been given to birds to reduce pathogens. Environmental conditions and stress levels of animals determine the efficacy of these feed additives. Feed additives are equally important in the aquaculture industry since the growth performances of the fish are dependant on the feed additives. There are many herbal feed additives available. Feed additives are very important for the production of food animals.

Feed Additives Market

Global Feed Additives Market Industry Segmentation

By Additive Type

  • Antibiotics
  • Acidifiers
  • Antioxidants
  • Immunostimulants
  • Prebiotics
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Amino acids
  • Binders
  • Enzymes

By Livestock Type

  • Cattle
  • Buffaloes
  • Sheep
  • Goat
  • Chicken
  • Ducks

By Form

  • Liquid
  • Dry

By Function

  • Single Function
  • Multifunction

Based on additive type, antibiotics, acidifiers, antioxidants are some of the additives that are used for animals

Antibiotics are chemotherapeutic agents used in plants, animals and humans to treat infectious diseases. However considerable amount of antibiotics produced in the world are used for nontherapeutic purposes. There are many benefits of antibiotics. Pigs who are provided with antibiotics in their food require 10 to 15% less feed to achieve expected level of growth. Feeding animals are an important part of breeding animals and also one of the most money consuming ones. The meat produced from animals that are fed antibiotics is also of better quality with more proteins and less fats as compared to the meat obtained from animals not given antibiotics. There are some risks associated with the use of antibiotics with emergence of antibiotic resistant strains often blamed on antibiotics. Antibiotics are natural compound synthesized by living organisms.

Acidifiers play an important role in the health of the animals.  They can be used to improve the immune response and improve the digestibility. Acidifiers reduce harmful microorganisms and help beneficial microorganism to dominate in the gastrointestinal tract. Acidifiers are used as an option to antibiotics in order to achieve nutrient edibility, improved growth performance and reduced diarrhoea.  Acidifier in animal feed was introduced because young pigs have limited capacity to maintain proper gastric pH, resulting in a negative effect on digestion., Numerous reports are available where there have been instances of balancing the the pH of the gastrointestinal tract and to improve the postweaning lag phase by feeding various acidifiers. Organic acidifiers generally seemed to improve the growth performance and feed efficiency of weaning pigs due to use of amino acids.

The majority of feed additives used for cattle is Ionophores which are antibiotic like compounds. Ionophores are mostly lipid soluble entities whose function is to transport ions across the cell membrane. Whereas vitamins and minerals correct inconsistencies in other feed sources. Prebiotics are mostly used to flush out harmful pathogens from animal’s bodies. Fermentation improves food intake and weight gain in cattle. Enzymes improve digestion. Probiotics are used for improving the intestinal microbial balance of the animals. Probiotics stimulate the growth and activity of limited number of bacteria.

Increased consumption of meat and health impact of feed additives Market

Nowadays meat consumption of people has increased, Number of people going to the gym has increased and so is the requirement of animal protein. Rise in the income levels of people has also made work in this industry challenging. There is a new trend that people are keen to produce animals without giving antibiotics to them. The digestibility of amino acid may also be improved with phytase supplementation. Buffers and feed flavours are additives that modify animal intake, growth, feed efficiency, metabolism and performance. Some additives can leave residue in the muscle tissue.

In animal nutrition inorganic elements are called minerals. Minerals can be divided in to macro and micro minerals. Zinc is a segment and activator of a few metallo-enzymes and has an important capacity underway and emission of hormones. Enzymes as feed additives are natural biocatalysts which control different biochemical reaction in the system. They can also be used as feed additives for improving the feed digestion. Numerous enzyme supplements are used to increase the digestibility of non-starch polysaccharides of whole grains, especially in non-ruminant food animals like chickens and pigs and hence improve their feed utilization and act as growth promoters.

The enzymes created by the rumen microbes work in a synchronized fashion for carbohydrate digestion. Feed additives are important because in the livestock industry even a little bit of mistake can prove to be costly and since such a huge amount of money is invested one has to always be careful. According to Delaney clause no substance can be used as a feed additive if it has been proven to cause cancer in humans or animals. In general antibiotics are fed to reduce the incidence of bacterial infections of digestive tract. During maximum development stage ruminants are given high doses of concentrate feeds for meeting demands for extra energy and protein requirement of the animal.

Many microbial metabolites can be used as food additives to improve nutritional value, taste, colour and texture. Biotechnology has made it possible to isolate genes or synthesize genes encoding encoding a desirable trait from plant and animal sources or from microorganism that are difficult to grow normally. Swine are susceptible to various infections and they are provided with anthelmintics, antibiotics, pharmacological concentrations of copper and zinc, carnitine etc. Different types of meat have different types of impacts on health. Animal proteins are usually more difficult to digest than plant proteins. Since meat also has a lot of negative impact on the environment it has always faced a stiff opposition from animal rights activists and organizations like PETA. Meat produces more emissions per unit of energy as compared to it’s plant based counterparts because energy is lost at each trophic level.

Based on regions, the market for feed additives in Asia Pacific accounted for the largest share in 2020, followed by North America and Europe

The U.S. is one of the highest beef consuming countries in the world. Also, the incredibly large poultry industry in the states plays a very important role in contributing to this market share. Many Americans are fond of having pets like dogs, cats etc and this has also contributed to America’s contribution to feed additives market. Even Canada is one of the most important beef consuming nations. The beef sector in Canada generates more than 2 lakh jobs in the country.

Company Profiles and Competitive Intelligence

The key players operating in the market are:

  • Bluestar Adisseo
  • Alltech inc.
  • Archer Daniels midland
  • Cargill Inc.
  • Chr. Hansen Handling
  • Dupont
  • Intellicrops
  • Performanat
  • Epet world GmbH
  • Wacker Chemie
  • Centre for process innovation
  • Cellucomp
  • Biomin
  • Bioseutica
  • Re-Neuble
  • Anpario PLC
  • Kaken pharmaceutical
  • Biosyntia
  • Agrivida
  • Locus animal nutrition

The report also provides in-depth analysis of global Feed Additives Market dynamics such as drivers, restraints and opportunities.


  • Awareness about animal nutrition
  • Increase in aquaculture industry


  • Growing number of infections


  • Rising income levels
  • Increasing demand for meat

The report also provides in-depth analysis of key trends in the global Feed Additives Market

  • Titanium dioxide no longer considered safe as feed additive
  • There is a lot of increase in demand for animal protein

The unique insights provided by this report also includes the following:

  • In-depth value chain analysisOpportunity mapping
  • Sector snapshot
  • Key Players Positioning Matrix
  • Regulatory scenario
  • Strategies Adopted-Benchmarking Heat Map
  • Market trends
  • Covid-19 impact analysis
  • Product comparison
  • Pre & Post COVID 19 impact on Feed Additives Market
  • Competitive Landscape

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The global beverage dispenser market was valued at US $ 36.5 bn in 2020 and is anticipated to reach US$ 52.2 bn by 2027
The feed additive market is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.2% during 2020-2027
In the base year 2020, Asia- Pacific accounted for more than 20% share in the feed additive market
Few key players include, but not limit up to: Ajinomoto (Japan), Novozymes (Denmark), TEGASA (Spain), Chr Hansen (Denmark), Nutreco (Netherlands), Kemin Industries Inc. (US), Alltech (US), Adisseo (France), Palital Feed Additives B.V. (Netherlands), Centafarm SRL (Italy), Global Nutrition International (France), Bentoli (US), NUQO Feed Additives (France).
The report analyses the impact of Covid-19 on the feed additive market in detail
Author Credentials

Priyanka has been writing chemicals & material market research reports for the last 12 years. A post-graduate, her specialization is in the chemicals sector. Preparing end-to-end reports covering minute details for market insights, competitive intelligence and trend analysis in the CMFE sector.

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    1. Competitive Landscape
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  6. Market Segmentation (Market Size and Share Analysis)
    1. Global Market Size & Historic Growth
    2. Market Size by Additive Type
      1. Antibiotics
      2. Acidifiers
      3. Antioxidants
      4. Immunostimulants
      5. Prebiotics
      6. Vitamins
      7. Minerals
      8. Amino acids
      9. Binders
      10. Enzymes
    3. Market Size by Livestock Type
      1. Cattle
      2. Buffaloes
      3. Sheep
      4. Goat
      5. Chicken
      6. Ducks
    4. Market Size by Form
      1. Liquid
      2. Dry
    5. Market Size by Function
      1. Single Function
      2. Multifunction
  7. Market Dynamics
    1. Market Drivers
    2. Opportunities
    3. Value Chain Analysis
    4. Pricing Analysis
  8. COVID – 19 Opportunity Mapping
    1. Key Drivers & Anticipated Revival Period
    2. Key Trends Analysis
    3. Impact on End user Industry
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  9. Regional Market Analysis
    1. North America
      1. US
      2. Canada
    2. Europe
      1. UK
      2. Germany
      3. France
      4. Italy
      5. Spain
    3. Rest of Europe
      1. APAC
      2. China
      4. India
      5. Japan
      6. South Korea
      7. Rest of APAC
    4. Latin America
      1. Mexico
      2. Brazil
      3. Argentina
      4. Rest of LATAM
    5. Middle East & Africa
      1. GCC
      2. Rest of MEA
  10. Company Profiles
    1. Bluestar Adisseo
      1. Company Fundamentals
      2. Financial Analysis (Subject to Availability)
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    2. Alltech inc.
    3. Archer Daniels midland
    4. BASF SE
    5. Cargill Inc.
    6. Chr. Hansen Handling
    7. Dupont
    8. Intellicrops
    9. Performanat
    10. Epet world GmbH

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