Poultry feed materials are referred to single or multiple ingredients that include raw or semi-processed or processed ingredients intended to feed poultry animals. Increasing demand for animal-based protein is a major factor, which is expected to drive growth of the poultry feed market over the forecast period. The leading industry in feed production across the globe is poultry feed segment.

Moreover, increasing demand for animal-based food such as fish, milk, eggs, and meat coupled with preservation of poultry health through feed additives and nutrition to reduce requirement of antibiotics is expected to drive growth of the poultry feed market over the forecast period. For instance, according to Poultry Hub, an initiative of Poultry Hub Australia, worldwide poultry production was around 111,000 thousand metric tons in 2015 and is expected to reach 131,255 thousand metric tons by 2025, exhibiting a CAGR of 24% over the forecast period (2019 to 2027).

Market Outlook

  • Rising prices of maize is likely to impact the prices of poultry feed, as maize is the key ingredient in the poultry feed. Therefore, resultant high price of poultry feed is expected to hamper growth of the poultry feed market. However, increasing human population across the globe leads to high demand for animal proteins such as beef, poultry, and fish, which in turn contributes to high revenue for the poultry feed industry. For instance, according to an article published by the United Nations Organization in July 2015, the worldwide population was 7.5 billion in 2017 and it is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, and 9.7 billion by 2050.
  • Antimicrobials are extensively used in poultry operations to improve growth of poultry birds and minimize diseases. However, the poultry industry is focused on adopting alternatives to chemical therapeutics, owing to harmful effects of excessive use antibiotics in poultry.
  • In 2018, Asia Pacific accounted for the largest market share in terms of revenue in the global poultry market, owing to growing population coupled with increasing preference for broiler meat especially in emerging economies such as India and China. Rising demand for poultry products is expected to drive growth of the poultry feed market.

Key Players

Major companies operating in the global poultry feed market include Evonik Industries AG, BASF SE, Royal DSM, Novus International, Inc., Alltech, Kent Nutrition Group, Inc., Weston Milling Animal Nutrition, S R Group, Sodrugestvo Group, and ADM Animal Nutrition.

Key companies engaged in manufacturing poultry feed are adopting various strategies such as mergers & acquisitions and new product development, in order to maintain their competitive position in the global poultry feed market. For instance, in August 2019, Elanco Animal Health entered into an agreement with Bayer AG to acquire its animal health business for US$ 7.6 billion.

Market Taxonomy

On the basis of application, the global poultry feed market is segmented into:

  • Layers
  • Broiler
  • Turkeys

On the basis of additives, the global poultry feed market is segmented into:

  • Antibiotics
  • Vitamins
  • Antioxidants
  • Amino Acids
  • Feed Enzymes
  • Feed Acidifiers

On the basis of region, the global poultry feed market is segmented into:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • France
    • Russia
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • ASEAN
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
    • GCC
    • Israel
    • Rest of Middle East
  • Africa
    • North Africa
    • Central Africa
    • South Africa
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