Global Direct Fed Microbials Market Size, Share, Trends, COVID-19 Impact & Growth Forecast Report – Segmented By End-Use (Poultry, Pork/Swine, Ruminant, and aquatic-foods), Bacteria Type (Lactic Acid Bacteria and Bacillus), by Form (Liquid, Solid/Dry), And Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa) – Industry Analysis From 2024 to 2029

Updated On: January, 2024
ID: 2036
Pages: 175

Global Direct-Fed Microbials Market Size (2024 to 2029)

The global direct-fed microbials market size is expected to reach 1,231.56 million USD in 2024 and reach USD 1,707.25 growing at a CAGR of 6.75% from 2024 to 2029.

The concept of Direct-Fed Microbials (DFM) involves feeding dairy cattle beneficial microbes when they are under stress (disease, ration changes, production, or environmental challenges). Probiotics are another name for this type of feed additive. Probiotics or DFM have been shown to enhance animal performance in controlled studies.

Lactic acid bacteria are widely used to feed poultry and ruminants for healthy development. The functions of poultry include altering metabolism by increasing digestive enzyme activity, maintaining healthy intestinal microflora, and reducing the production of ammonia and bacterial enzyme activity. 

Market Drivers

  • Direct-fed microbials are recognized for their active role in the enhancement of the digestibility of feedstuffs. Increasing awareness of the physical health of cattle motivates the growth of the Direct-Fed Microbials Market.
  • The increasing demand for treated animal feedstuffs is because of the increased population who consume a carnivorous diet.
  • The high global demand for poultry meat, due to its high protein content, is expected to propel the Direct-Fed Microbials Market.  

Market Restraints

  • High cost of microbial and low shelf life are prompting an ascent in the price of production and limiting the development of the direct-fed microbials market. 




Market Size Available

2023 to 2029

Base Year


Forecast Period

2024 to 2029



Segments Covered

By End-Use, Bacteria Type, Form and Region

Various Analyses Covered

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

Regions Covered

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

Market Leaders Profiled

Archer Daniels Midland Company (U.S.), E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company (USA), Bio-vet (U.S.), Novus International, Inc. (U.S.), Kemin Industries (U.S.), Chr. Hansen A / S (Denmark), Koninklijke DSM N. V. (Netherlands), Novozymes (Denmark), BIOMIN Holding GmbH (Austria), Lallemand Inc. (Canada) and Others.



Global Direct-Fed Microbials Market By End-Use

Based on the End-Use, the Direct-Fed Microbials market is segmented into Poultry, Pork/Swine, Ruminant, and aquatic foods. Of these, the poultry segment is expected to be the fastest-growing, as direct-fed microbials provide protein to poultry birds, rising their growth rate. Due to the high demand for poultry meat worldwide due to its high nutritional value, the market for direct feed microbial is also expected to increase. 

Global Direct-Fed Microbials Market By Bacteria Type

Based on Bacteria Type, the Direct-Fed Microbials market is segmented into, Lactic Acid Bacteria and Bacillus. Of these segments, the lactic acid bacteria segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.5%. Lactic acid bacteria are becoming increasingly popular in this market all over the world, and the demand for lactic acid bacteria in feed for animal health and nutrition has led to the growth of the market. Thanks to their ease of use, lactic acid bacteria are more widely used in many regions of the world. These are the most commonly used direct-fed microbials and are, therefore, projected to be the fastest-growing group of lactic acid bacteria during the forecast period.


Geographically, North America is leading the Direct-Fed Microbials market. It's followed by Europe. The U.S.A. and Canada are the largest contributors in North America. The ban on the use of antibiotics by the governments of the European Union to support the development of animals has led to an increase in demand for Direct-Fed Microbials in Europe. Asia Pacific is a rapidly developing region for this market. Rising animal health awareness and growing demand for animal protein in emerging nations, such as China and India are enhancing the growth of the global Direct-Fed microbials market.


The key players identified in this market are Archer Daniels Midland Company (U.S.), E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company (USA), Bio-vet (U.S.), Novus International, Inc. (U.S.), Kemin Industries (U.S.), Chr. Hansen A / S (Denmark), Koninklijke DSM N. V. (Netherlands), Novozymes (Denmark), BIOMIN Holding GmbH (Austria), Lallemand Inc. (Canada).

Global Direct-Fed Microbials Market Research Report Key Highlights

  1. Evaluation of the current stage of market and future implications of the market based on the detailed observation of Recent key developments.
  2. Address the matter by better understanding the market size estimates through CAGR analysis to forecast the future market.
  3. Comprehensive segmentation of the market, detailed evaluation of the market by further sub-segments.
  4. Address Market Drivers, Restraints and providing insights for gaining market share.
  5. Porter’s Five Forces are used to analyze the factors responsible for the shaping of the industry as it is as a result of the competitive environment.


In 2006, the EU imposed a ban on the use of antibiotics in feed. After an eight-year transition period, the EU completely stopped using AGP in 2014. According to the EU, the use of these medications has led to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria to treat infections in humans and animals. This ban has opened up tremendous potential opportunities for the Direct-Fed Microbials, as feed manufacturers are seeking ways to improve product quality, they are willing to explore Direct-Fed Microbials as an alternative.


This research report on the global direct-fed microbial market is segmented and sub-segmented into the following categories.

By End-Use

  • Poultry
  • Pork\swine
  • Ruminants
  • Aquatic Foods

By Bacteria Type

  • Lactic Acid bacteria
  • Bacillus

By Region

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

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