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Global Feed Additives Market Research Report - Segmented By Type (Amino Acids, Phosphates, Vitamins, and Acidifiers, Carotenoids, Enzymes, and Detoxifiers, Flavors & Sweeteners, Minerals, Antioxidants and Others), Livestock (Poultry, Ruminants, and Swine, Aquatic animals, others), Form (Dry and Liquid), Source (Synthetic and Natural) and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa) - Analysis on Size, Share, Trends, COVID-19 Impact and Growth Forecast from 2023 to 2028

Published: March, 2023
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Global Feed Additives Market Size (2023 to 2028) 

The global feed additives market is expected to reach USD 55.9 billion by 2028 from USD 42.4 billion in 2023, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.8% during the forecast period from 2023 to 2028.  

Feed additives are the additional nutritional elements like vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, antioxidants, and fungal components to enhance the health of livestock.


The primary factor contributing to the demand in the global feed additives market is the rising population and its demand for meat products as a part of daily protein requirements. There was a huge spike in the elderly population's demand for products like milk, eggs, and meat, which is also driving the need for feed additives. Also, the consumer shift towards organic food products is pushing farm owners to employ healthy practices like natural feed additives for the growth of poultry animals. In addition, the strict government standards related to the safety of food products and the welfare of animals are supporting growth in the feed additives market.

The recent technological developments have resulted in improved feed additives with more efficiency, quality, and nutrient intake. Besides, to control the spread of diseases in livestock, farmers are turning towards feed additives with antioxidants, antimicrobial features, and immunity boosters. The surge in concerns related to greenhouse gas emissions and environmental pollution created more demand for sustainable and eco-friendly feed additives. Also, with the globalization trend, livestock exports have skyrocketed in recent years, which indirectly promoted the feed additives market as the exported products should follow stringent national and international standards for food safety. Moreover, the boom in the adoption of advanced food processing technologies is supposed to create lucrative opportunities for the food additives market in the coming years. 


The concerns related to antibiotic leftovers that can affect the health of people while consuming meat products is majorly hampering the global market growth. The environmental damages as a result of extracting feed additives from animal sources are creating a negative influence on the rapid development of this business. In addition, the volatility in the international markets for the prices of minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, and others used in the production of feed additives is causing a spike in the expenses for the manufacturers and high prices for the end users.

Although globalization opened doors to new markets, the stringent trade and export regulations are acting as a barrier for multinational companies. Besides, the consumer perceptions related to the use of synthetic additives and emphasis on animal welfare are also pulling the feed additives market down. Also, the economic uncertainties in several parts of the world are affecting the purchasing power of individuals and decreased investments in research and development activities. The geopolitical conditions leading to the supply chain challenges coupled with the intense business competition are acting as a serious threat to the global feed additives market. 

Impact of COVID-19 on the Feed Additives Market: 

The COVID-19 pandemic had a huge negative impact on the feed additives market due to disruptions to the supply chain and restricted logistics across the globe. The lockdown situation globally changed consumer priorities towards essentials, limiting feed additives production. In addition, the temporary shutdown of industries and social distancing measures led to the shortage of workforce in the manufacturing and distribution of feed additives. The market instability, along with the uncertainty in the adoption of new processes, limited most of the companies to slow down their investments, which affected the feed additives market. In addition, several governments have shifted funds towards essentials during COVID-19, which impacted additional investments and developments in the agriculture sector.

Moreover, the strict lockdown conditions and safety protocols resulted in the closure of end-user industries like hotels and restaurants, which impacted the demand for meat products. Also, the travel restrictions and closure of international borders to control the spread of the pandemic created a huge challenge in exports and imports of livestock. However, COVID-19 also highlighted the need for increased intake of proteins and new market strategies to build resilience in case of natural or man-made calamities.  




Market Size Available

2022 to 2028

Base Year


Forecast Period

2023 to 2028



Segments Covered

By Type, Form, Source, Livestock, and Region

Various Analyses Covered

Global, Regional and Country Level Analysis; Segment-Level Analysis; DROC; PESTLE Analysis; Porter’s Five Forces Analysis; Competitive Landscape; Analyst Overview of Investment Opportunities

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, Middle East & Africa

Market Leaders Profiled

Cargill, Inc., DSM, BASF, Archer Daniel Midland Co., Ajinomoto, International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc., Evonik Industries AG, Novozymes, CHR Hansen, Tegasa, SHV (Nutreco NV), Kemin Industries, Inc., DuPont, Adisseo, Anova Group, Alltech, Inc., Addison Group, Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd., and Megamix LLC.


This research report on the global feed market has been segmented and sub-segmented into the following categories.

Global Feed Additives Market – By Type: 

  • Amino Acids 
  • Vitamins 
  • Acidifiers 
  • Enzymes 
  • Antibiotics 
  • Minerals 
  • Antioxidants 
  • Probiotics 
  • Preservatives 
  • Phosphates 
  • Carotenoids 
  • Mycotoxin Detoxifiers 
  • Flavors & Sweeteners 
  • Binders 
  • Phytogenics 

The amino acids are likely to record the highest demand in the global feed additives market in the forecast period due to their significance in the protein synthesis and growth of livestock products. In particular, the improved performance and flexibility offered by amino acids are propelling their adoption in feed additive manufacturing. 

The preservatives segment is likely to increase in the forecast period because of the rising demand for improved product shelf life. Similarly, minerals, acidifiers, binders, antioxidants, and prebiotics are anticipated to witness immense growth in the coming years. 

Global Feed Additives Market – By Source: 

  • Natural 
  • Synthetic 

The synthetic segment recorded the highest share in the market owing to the increasing requirement among manufacturers. The advantages of synthetic feed additives, like enhanced shelf life, reduced wastage and leakage, and cost savings, are promoting the adoption of the synthetic segment. However, with the growing emphasis on decreasing ecological impacts, naturally extracted feed additives are anticipated to find more demand in the worldwide business. 

Global Feed Additives Market – By Livestock: 

  • Poultry 
  • Swine 
  • Aquatic Animals 
  • Ruminants 
  • Others 

The poultry segment held the lion’s share in the feed additives market owing to the skyrocketed demand for chicken and eggs to meet the nutritional requirements of humans. The rapid growth in the geriatric population coupled with the affordable prices is majorly boosting the sales in the poultry segment. In addition to chicken, turkey, goose, and duck, they are also a part of poultry livestock that have huge demand in all parts of the world. On the other hand, ruminants like cattle and buffalo are finding huge requirements in international cuisines, supporting the growth of the feed additives market. Similarly, swine and seafood types are also predicted to register steady growth in the coming days. 

Global Feed Additives Market – By Form: 

  • Dry 
  • Liquid 

The dry form segment accounted for a prominent share of the feed additives market because of their stability and ability to be stored for longer times. The benefits of dry form, like easy transportation, measurements, and adaptability in different feeding systems, are fuelling the adoption of this segment globally. 

Global Feed Additives Market - By Region: 

  • North America 
  • Europe 
  • Asia Pacific 
  • Latin America 
  • Middle East and Africa 

The Asia Pacific region dominated the feed additives market and is expected to have the highest growth rate in this market with the increasing population in nations like India, China, and Japan. The surge in the consumption of meat and dairy products along with the rising consumer income, are boosting the need for high-quality feed nutrition. China and India are the leading players in this region, with the expanding agriculture sector and implementation of technological processes in the livestock industry.  

North America is also a significant region in the global feed additives market. The United States is the leading nation in this region because of the extensive consumption of pork and beef in daily consumer food intake. The rising urbanization coupled with the purchasing power of the population is driving the demand for more different livestock, which supports the feed additives business. 

Europe is also a prominent player in this market, with an established feed additives industry in nations like the United Kingdom and Spain. The free trade agreement between the European nations is boosting the exports in the area. Besides, the rise in exports of swine products is also benefitting the feed additives market in the European nations. 

Latin America, with nations like Brazil and Mexico, is a crucial player in the global feed additives market. Government-regulated agriculture and the increasing need for meat products are driving the business in this locale. In addition, the availability of corn and soybean to be used in the production of feed additives is supposed to create growth potential in this region. 

Middle East and Africa is a comparatively smaller market for the feed additives market. However, there is a huge untapped opportunity in these nations because of the availability of raw materials and augmented consumption of meat. 


Cargill, Inc., DSM, BASF, Archer Daniel Midland Co., Ajinomoto, International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc., Evonik Industries AG, Novozymes, CHR Hansen, Tegasa, SHV (Nutreco NV), Kemin Industries, Inc., DuPont, Adisseo, Anova Group, Alltech, Inc., Addison Group, Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd., and Megamix LLC. These are some of the major players in the global feed additives market. 


  • In January 2023, Novus International, a renowned animal and health nutrition company confirmed its acquirement of Agrivida Inc, a biotech company. Novus strategies to improve its feed additives market share with the complete ownership of Agrivida’s INTERIUS technology that inserts feed additives in grains. 
  • In February 2023, Nutreco, a leading company in animal nutrition, confirmed its purchase of a minority stake in BiomEdit, a microbiome biotech firm. Utilizing BiomEdit’s advanced microbiome discovery platform, Nutreco aims to enhance its livestock health solutions. 
  • In June 2023, Evonik Industries introduced its updated product Biolys, which offers lysine for livestock. Biolys provides the essential amino acid L-lysine to improve the protein content of livestock with reduced carbon emissions. 

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What is the size of the feed additive market?

The feed additive market size was estimated to be USD 42.4 billion in 2023.

What is the feed additive market growth?

The feed enzyme market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.8 % from 2023 to 2028.

What are the driving factors that boost the growth of the market?

The major factor that are responsible for the growth of the feed additive market include rising demand of animal based protein food such as dairy products, eggs, meat and meat products; growing awareness among livestock farmers of developing countries regarding feed additive and animal health and stringent rules by government of various nations towards quality of meat and animal health.

What are the key market players involved in feed additive market?

Cargill, Inc., DSM, BASF, Archer Daniel Midland Co., Ajinomoto, International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc., Evonik Industries AG, Novozymes, CHR Hansen, Tegasa, SHV (Nutreco NV), Kemin Industries, Inc., DuPont, Adisseo, Anova Group, Alltech, Inc., Addcon Group, Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd., and Megamix LLC. Are some of the major players in the global feed additives market. 

Which segment is dominating in the market based on livestock?

The poultry segment is dominating the feed enzyme market due to increasing global demand for poultry products such as eggs and meat and it has low-cost prices as compared to other type of product.

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