Europe Milk Replacers Market By Type (Medicated, And Non-Medicated), Livestock (Ruminants, And Swine), Source (Milk-based, Non-milk-based, And Blended), Form (Powdered, And Liquid), and By Country (UK, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Netherlands, Turkey, Czech Republic and Rest of Europe) – Size, Share, Trends, Growth, Forecast (2024 to 2029)

Updated On: January, 2024
ID: 3076
Pages: 145

Europe Milk Replacers Market Growth and Forecast (2023 - 2028):

Europe Milk Replacers Market was at US$ xx million in 2022, and it is estimated to reach a valuation of US$ xx million by 2028 with an annual expansion rate of xx% between 2023 and 2028.

Market Overview:

Milk Replacers, widely known as milk substitutes, are made using a variety of raw materials, designed to mimic the nutritional value of cow's milk, and are fed to young calves when natural milk is unavailable or possible. This milk substitute plays an important role in strengthening and maintaining the health of calves in the early stages. Milk Replacers help farmers save money by maximizing the benefits of milk production, especially as they have witnessed a worldwide drop in the cost of raw materials. Milk Replacer is a liquid nutrient with nutritional properties comparable to cow's milk.

Recent Developments in Europe Milk Replacers Industry:

  • In 2019, Land O'Lakes signed an agreement with Royal Agrifirm Group to launch an animal feed joint venture called Agrilakes.

Europe Milk Replacers Market Growth:

Rapid growth in dairy use, increased nutritional awareness, technological advancements and product innovation are key factors likely to be driving the growth of the Europe Milk Replacers market during the forecast period.


The demand for dairy products is growing rapidly, especially in developed countries, driven by increased technological innovation, increased awareness of nutritional benefits, increased demand for high-quality products for disease reduction and urbanization, which improves the growth of Europe Milk Replacers market. Companies are targeting nutritious ingredients that help boost immunity and improve digestion to attract customers, which is supposed to drive growth in the Europe Milk Replacers market. Developed countries around the world are developing and following established processes to improve the quality of agricultural products by squeezing dairy and meat products and to prevent the spread of diseases caused by unregulated diets. Organized milk producers are also emerging in these countries, which are driving the overall demand for Milk Replacers in the regional market. Milk substitute companies are driving market growth by developing high-protein products, allowing for better growth compared to whole milk. Milk Replacers are cheaper than whole milk, leading to further growth in Europe Milk Replacers market. Manufacturers are investing in research and development to develop technologies that provide products that support gut health and boost immunity. Milk Replacers offer a longer shelf life compared to whole milk.

Milk Replacers have continued to grow in recent years. Growing awareness among dairy farmers about the potential of their products is driving the market for Milk Replacers in this area. Manufacturers of Milk Replacers are designing products that support the intestinal and overall health of calves during infancy. The Europe Milk Replacers market is expected to show an excellent CAGR while achieving rapid growth in the market over the forecast period. Milk Replacers also help avoid digestive problems and the risk of scratching. It also lowers the risk of disease transmission from cows to calves. The growing awareness, prosperity, enormous purchasing power and integrated nature of the livestock industry are the main drivers of market demand. The surge in the intake of animal products is majorly supplementing the growth in this market.  Continued R&D and innovation of new value-added products supporting calf growth is supposed to drive growth in the Europe Milk Replacers market.


Most of the dairy market is not organized yet, which represents a great challenge for the Europe Milk Replacers business growth. As awareness of the disease caused by meat consumption increases, the demand for vegan adaptation increases, which is estimated to reduce the growth of the Europe Milk Replacers market. As a large part of the livestock and dairy market is not yet organized, a large part of the market for Milk Replacers is moving unresolved, limiting the market. The use of waste or trans-species milk as an alternative could hamper the growth of the market for Europe Milk Replacers.

Europe Milk Replacers Market Segmentation Analysis:

By type, the Europe Milk Replacers market is segmented into medicated and non-medicated. The non-medicated sector held the largest share of the market. The reason for the increased demand for non-medical alternatives is the low price. The medicated Milk Replacers segment is likely to grow more rapidly during the forecast period.

Based on livestock, the Europe Milk Replacers market is segmented into ruminants and swine. Ruminants are estimated to make up the majority during the outlook period. The rearing of healthy calves is one of the main requirements for the dairy and meat production of cattle in general and especially ruminants.

Depending on the source, the Europe Milk Replacers market is segmented into milk-based, non-milk-based, and blends. Milk-based substitutes made up most of the business as they are often used to feed young cattle because the digestive system is tuned to function on milk, so these substitutes are ideal when whole milk provides essential nutrition for baby mammals.

By form, the Europe Milk Replacers market is segmented into powdered and liquid. The powdered milk substitute made up the largest serving because they are a cost-effective alternative to whole milk feeding for lactating mammals. They are a mix of ingredients like whey and sodium casein. Powders are easy to handle and store, which are some of the main reasons for the growing demand among farmers.

Regional Analysis:

Geographically the Europe Milk Replacers Market is segmented into UK, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Netherlands, Turkey, Czech Republic and Rest of Europe. Europe held the majority of the total market share in 2019. The growth of this sector is driven by factors such as rapid growth in consumption, lower input costs by the European Commission and increased use of dairy products. The European region is expected to witness the fastest growth in the Milk Replacers market in future.

Key Players in the Market:

Major Key Players in the Europe Milk Replacers Market are

  • Hi-Pro Feeds LP
  • Manna Pro Products LLC
  • PBS Animal Health
  • Milk Products LLC
  • Cargill Incorporated
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Kent Nutrition Group, Inc
  • Alltech, Glanbia, Plc
  • Y FrieslandCampina

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