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Distillers Grains Market By Type (Wet Distillers’ Grains, Dried Distillers’ Grains, and Dried Distillers’ Grains with Solubles), Source (Barley, Corn, Rice, Rye, Sorghum and Wheat), Livestock (Poultry, Swine, and Ruminants), and Region, Market Share, In-Depth Analysis, Detailed Overview, and Forecast, 2021-2026.

Pulished: April, 2021
ID: 10431
Pages: 175

Distiller’s Grains Market Size, Growth, Trends and Forecast:

The Distillers’ Grains Market was at USD 10.79 billion in 2021 and is anticipated to reach an extent of USD 14.89 billion, recording a CAGR of 6.79% over the outlook period (2021-2026).

Distillery grain refers to a by-product of grain from the distillation plant or dry grind ethanol plants in wet and dry form. These are inexpensive alternative ingredients that are produced in large quantities. Distillery grain is an essential diet for livestock and poultry that provides an adequate nutritional source of cereal protein, fat, minerals, vitamins, fibre, oil, and amino acids. The supply of insufficient feed for livestock of insufficient nutritional quality has increased the demand for distillery grains. Continued growth in end-user demand for nutritious food products has boosted the market for distillery grains by replacing expensive traditional foods around the world. Factors such as the increasing popularity of dry distillery grain as a long-lasting product with an essential nutritional supplement for livestock that can be distributed and stored are driving distillery grain sales worldwide. Also, distillery grain is preferred by end users as it is a means of enhancing the physical growth of cattle, providing excellent milking and laying performance as well as ensuring meat quality.

Impact of covid-19 on Distillers’ Grains Market:

The start of the coronavirus pandemic coincided with the peak harvest season. Even between different segments, the impact varies considerably between different regions and between producers and salaried workers. This impact will reverberate throughout the economy and will last for more than a few months. For crop production, most of the sowing process will be practically unaffected by the summer. Therefore, there would be no impact as such on the availability of seeds at the moment. Due to the disruption of world trade, farmers face shortages of agricultural inputs such as fertilizers and pesticides. In a shorter period, it is to be expected that there will be a shortage. In the longer term, the delivery of fertilizers through international markets could become a problem as some production plants in China have been closed. Agricultural products are mainly perishable in nature, so farmers are forced to keep unsold products for longer. This has led to a reduction in the quality of the feed and an increase in production costs. Different agricultural sectors such as farming and fishing have been greatly affected by the pandemic.

Recent Developments

  • In March 2020, MGP Ingredients, Inc., a leading company in premium distilled spirits and specialty wheat proteins and starches, completed the purchase of New Columbia Distillers LLC.
  • In October 2019, ST Equipment & Technology (STET), a division of Titan Group, introduced a "revolutionary" method for grain ethanol plants to generate high-content dry grain Protein (DDG) and Dry Grain and Soluble Co-product (DDGS) using their patented waterless separation technology.

Distiller’s Grains Market Drivers and Restraints:

The main drivers of the market for distiller’s grains are the availability of low-cost alternative ingredients for livestock, high-quality nutritious feeds, a source of adequate nutritional value according to animal nutritionists, and the growing concern about feeding cattle on a quality diet among end-users, and rising ethanol distillation units and biofuel plants around the world. Also, since corn-based distillery grains are an important ingredient in ethanol production, demand is increasing rapidly and is expected to drive growth in the global distillers’ grain market during the forecast period. Besides, new product development, collaboration with agribusiness companies, and product penetration through e-commerce are supposed to create significant opportunities for the global distillers’ grain market.

However, the lack of awareness of distillery grains in emerging economies, together with fluctuations in prices, are important factors restricting the growth of the global distillers’ grain market. Additionally, issues related to overconsumption of these grains is a factor that is likely to limit demand and in turn hamper the growth of the global distillers’ grain market during the conjecture period.

Distiller’s Grains Market Segmentation:

Distiller’s Grains Market – By Type:

  • condensed soluble distillery grains

  • dry distillery grains
  • and dry soluble distillery grains
  • modified wet distillery grains and beans

Wet Distillery grains posted high revenue in 2019 and is poised to grow over the forecast period (2020-2025). The growth is due to its good protein content, high energy and high digestible phosphorus content. Another factor that determines the market is the long shelf life of its shell, which results in minimal risk of spoilage during transport and storage. The market is supposed to grow during the forecast period 2020-2025 due to its use in traditional raw materials and the growth of the organized livestock sector.

Distiller’s Grains Market – By Source:

  • barley
  • corn
  • rice
  • rye
  • sorghum
  • wheat

The corn segment was at the top in terms of revenue in 2020 and is set to grow during the outlook period (2021-2026). The growth of the segment is due to a high content of available phosphorus that provides high energy and high protein content to livestock.

Distiller’s Grains Market – By Livestock:

  • ruminants, pigs
  • poultry
  • others

It was dominated by the ruminant segment in 2017. The growth in demand for quality dairy and meat products has led to the use of distillery grains in ruminant feed, due to their higher protein content than traditional foods such as corn. The poultry segment is estimated to experience the fastest growth during the conjecture period.

Regional Analysis:

The Distillers’ Grains market has been divided by geography into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa. Currently, the North American market dominates the global market in terms of income due to the high production and consumption of distillery grain and increased government initiatives to facilitate trade in products promoted by the Council of Grains of the States. The Asia-Pacific region market accounted for the second largest revenue share in the global distillers’ grain market, followed by the markets of Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa, respectively. The Asia Pacific market is expected to experience the fastest growth in terms of revenue, due to the increasing adoption of distillery grains, higher purchasing power and modernization of machinery equipment raw materials and the livestock industry in the countries of the region.

Leading Company:

Purina Animal Nutrition had the largest share of the Distillers’ Grains Market in terms of sales revenue in 2019.

Key Players:

Key players in the Distillers’ Grains Market include Crop Energies AG, Purina Animal Nutrition, Lincolnway Energy, LLC, Greenfield Global, Inc., POET LLC, Tharaldson Ethanol, Central Indiana Ethanol, LLC, Nugen Feeds, Valero, Husky Energy Inc., Flint Hill Resources, Bunge Limited, Didion Milling Inc., United Wisconsin Grain Producers, Green Plains Inc., Pacific Ethanol, Inc., and Archer Daniels Midland Company.

1. Introduction                                 

                1.1 Market Definition                    

                1.2 Scope of the report                

                1.3 Study Assumptions                 

                1.4 Base Currency, Base Year and Forecast Periods

2. Research Methodology                                           

                2.1 Analysis Design                         

                2.2 Research Phases                      

                                2.2.1 Secondary Research           

                                2.2.2 Primary Research 

                                2.2.3 Data Modelling      

                                2.2.4 Expert Validation  

                2.3 Study Timeline                          

3. Report Overview                                        

                3.1 Executive Summary                

                3.2 Key Inferencees                       

4. Market Dynamics                                       

                4.1 Impact Analysis                         

                                4.1.1 Drivers      

                                4.1.2 Restaints  

                                4.1.3 Opportunities        

                4.2 Regulatory Environment                       

                4.3 Technology Timeline & Recent Trends  

5. Competitor Benchmarking Analysis                                    

                5.1 Key Player Benchmarking                     

                                5.1.1 Market share analysis        

                                5.1.2 Products/Service  

                                5.1.3 Regional Presence               

                5.2 Mergers & Acquistion Landscape                      

                5.3 Joint Ventures & Collaborations                        

6. Market Segmentation                                              

                6.1 Distillers’ Grains Market, By Type                     

                                6.1.1 Wet Distillers’ Grains          

                                6.1.2 Dried Distillers’ Grains        

      6.1.3 Dried Distillers’ Grains with Solubles            

      6.1.4 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2019-2024)   

   6.1.5 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis             

                                6.1.6 Market Attractiveness Index          

                6.2 Distillers’ Grains Market, By Source                 

                                6.2.1 Barley        

                                6.2.2 Corn           

                                6.2.3 Rye             

                                6.2.4 Rice            

                                6.2.5 Sorghum  

                                6.2.6 Wheat       

   6.2.7 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2019-2024)   

    6.2.8 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis             

                                6.2.9 Market Attractiveness Index          

                6.3 Distillers’ Grains Market, By Livestock    

                                6.3.1 Poultry      

                                6.3.2 Swine        

                                6.3.3 Ruminant 

    6.3.4 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2019-2024)   

       6.3.5 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis             

                                6.3.6 Market Attractiveness Index          

7. Geographical Landscape                                         

    7.1 Global Identity Governance and Administration Market, by Region                  

7.2 North America - Market Analysis (2018 - 2024)        

                                7.2.1 By Country              



                                7.2.2 By Type    

                                7.2.3 By Source

                                7.2.4 By Livestock            

                7.3 Europe                         

                                7.3.1 By Country              






                                       Rest of Europe

                                7.3.2 By Type    

                                7.3.3 By Source

                                7.3.4 By Livestock            

                7.4 Asia Pacific                  

                                7.4.1 By Country              




                                       South Korea

                                       South East Asia

                                       Australia & NZ

                                       Rest of Asia-Pacific

                                7.4.2 By Type    

                                7.4.3 By Source

                                7.4.4 By Livestock            

                7.5 Latin America                             

                                7.5.1 By Country              




                                       Rest of Latin America

                                7.5.2 By Type    

                                7.5.3 By Source

                                7.5.4 By Livestock            

                7.6 Middle East and Africa                           

                                7.6.1 By Country              

                                       Middle East


                                7.6.2 By Type    

                                7.6.3 By Source

                                7.6.4 By Livestock            

8. Key Player Analysis                                    

                8.1 Purina Animal Nutrition                         

                                8.1.1 Business Description           

                                8.1.2 Products/Service  

                                8.1.3 Financials 

                                8.1.4 SWOT Analysis       

                                8.1.5 Recent Developments       

                                8.1.6 Analyst Overview 

                8.2 Lincolnway Energy, LLC                          

                8.3 Greenfield Global, Inc                            

                8.4 Tharaldson Ethanol                 

                8.5 Central Indiana Ethanol, LLC                

                8.6 Nugen Feeds                             

                8.7 Valero                           

                8.8 Husky Energy Inc                      

                8.9 Flint Hill Resources                  

                8.10 Archer Daniels Midland Company                  

9. Market Outlook & Investment Opportunities                                


                List of Tables                     

                List of Figures                   

  • Global, regional and country-level analysis and forecasts of the study market; providing Insights on the major countries/regions in which this industry is blooming and to also identify the regions that are still untapped
  • Segment-level analysis in terms of technology, component, and type along with market size forecasts and estimations to detect key areas of industry growth in detail
  • Identification of key drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges (DROC) in the market and their impact on shifting market dynamics
  • Study of the effect of exogenous and endogenous factors that affect the global market; which includes broadly demographic, economics, and political, among other macro-environmental factors presented in an extensive PESTLE Analysis
  • Study the micro environment factors that determine the overall profitability of an Industry, using Porter’s five forces analysis for analysing the level of competition and business strategy development
  • A comprehensive list of key market players along with their product portfolio, current strategic interests, key financial information, legal issues, SWOT analysis and analyst overview to study and sustain the market environment
  • Competitive landscape analysis listing out the mergers, acquisitions, collaborations in the field along with new product launches, comparative financial studies and recent developments in the market by the major companies
  • An executive summary, abridging the entire report in such a way that decision-making personnel can rapidly become acquainted with background information, concise analysis and main conclusions
  • Expertly devised analyst overview along with Investment opportunities to provide both individuals and organizations a strong financial foothold in the market
  1. Global Distillers’ Grains Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  2. Global Distillers’ Grains Market By Type, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  3. Global Wet Distillers’ Grains Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  4. Global Dried Distillers’ Grains Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  5. Global Dried Distillers’ Grains with Solubles Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  6. Global Distillers’ Grains Market By Source, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  7. Global Barley Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  8. Global Corn Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  9. Global Rye Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  10. Global Rice Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  11. Global Sorghum Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  12. Global Wheat Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  13. Global Distillers’ Grains Market By Livestock, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  14. Global Poultry Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  15. Global Swine Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  16. Global Ruminant Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )

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