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Global Direct Fed Microbials Market Segmented By End-Use (Poultry, Pork/Swine, Ruminant, and aquatic-foods), by Bacteria Type (Lactic Acid Bacteria and Bacillus), by Form (Liquid, Solid/Dry), Regional analysis - Global Industry Analysis, Forecast, Trends and Market Size - 2027.

Published: January, 2022
ID: 2036
Pages: 175

Direct-Fed Microbials Market Size & Growth:

Direct-Fed Microbials Market is expected to reach 1499.8 million USD by 2026, which is a significant increase from 1,012.4 million USD in 2021. 

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 is another name for this type of feed additives. 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. 

Recent Developments in Direct-Fed Microbials Market:

In 2006, the EU imposed a ban on the use of antibiotics in feed. After an eight-year transition period, the EU has 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. 

Drivers and Restraints of Direct-Fed Microbials Market:


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


  • 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

2020 – 2026

Base Year


Forecast Period

2022 - 2027



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.


Direct-Fed Microbials Market Segmentation:

Direct-Fed Microbials Market - By End-Use:

Based on the End-Use, 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. 

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.

Direct-Fed Microbials Market – By Regions:

  1. North America
    1. Canada
  2. Europe
    1. Norway
    2. Germany
    3. Sweden
  3. Asia Pacific
    1. China
    2. India
    3. Japan
  4. Latin America and Middle East Africa
    1. Brazil

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

Key Players of 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).

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 segmentations 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 competitive environment.

1. Introduction                                 

                1.1 Market Definition                    

                1.2 Study Deliverables                  

                1.3 Base Currency, Base Year and Forecast Periods                          

                1.4 General Study Assumptions                

2. Research Methodology                                           

                2.1 Introduction                               

                2.2 Research Phases                      

                                2.2.1 Secondary Research           

                                2.2.2 Primary Research 

                                2.2.3 Econometric Modelling      

                                2.2.4 Expert Validation  

                2.3 Analysis Design                         

                2.4 Study Timeline                          

3. Overview                                       

                3.1 Executive Summary                

                3.2 Key Inferences                         

                3.3 Epidemology                              

4. Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Challenges Analysis (DROC)                                    

                4.1 Market Drivers                          

                4.2 Market Restraints                    

                4.3 Key Challenges                         

                4.4 Current Opportunities in the Market                              

5. Market Segmentation                                              

                5.1 By End-Use                 

                                5.1.1 Introduction           

                                5.1.2 Poultry      

                                5.1.3 Pork/Swine             

                                5.1.4 Ruminant 

                                5.1.5 Aquatic Foods        

                                5.1.6 Y-o-Y Growth Analysis        

                                5.1.7 Market Attractiveness Analysis      

                                5.1.8 Market Share Analysis       

                5.2 By Bacteria Type                       

                                5.2.1 Introduction           

                                5.2.2 Lactic Acid Bacteria              

                                5.2.3 Bacillus      

                                5.2.4 Y-o-Y Growth Analysis        

                                5.2.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis      

                                5.2.6 Market Share Analysis       

                5.3 By Form                       

                                5.3.1 Introduction           

                                5.3.2 Liquid        

                                5.3.3 Dry/Solid  

                                5.3.4 Y-o-Y Growth Analysis        

                                5.3.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis      

                                5.3.6 Market Share Analysis       

6. Geographical Analysis                                              

                6.1 Introduction                               

                                6.1.1 Regional Trends    

                                6.1.2 Impact Analysis     

                                6.1.3 Y-o-Y Growth Analysis        

                                       By Geographical Area

                                       By End-USe

                                       By Bacteria Type

                                       By Form

                                6.1.4  Market Attractiveness Analysis     

                                       By Geographical Area

                                       By End-USe

                                       By Bacteria Type

                                       By Form

                                6.1.5  Market Share Analysis      

                                       By Geographical Area

                                       By End-USe

                                       By Bacteria Type

                                       By Form

                6.2 North America                          

                                6.1.1 Introduction           

                                6.1.2 United States         

                                6.1.3 Canada     

                6.3 Europe                         

                                6.2.1 Introduction           

                                6.2.2 U.K             

                                6.2.3 Spain         

                                6.2.4 Germany 

                                6.2.5 Italy            

                                6.2.6 France       

                6.4 Asia-Pacific                 

                                6.3.1 Introduction           

                                6.3.2 China         

                                6.3.3 India          

                                6.3.4 Japan         

                                6.3.5 Australia   

                                6.3.6 South Korea           

                6.5 Latin America                             

                                6.4.1 Introduction           

                                6.4.2 Brazil          

                                6.4.3 Argentina

                                6.4.4 Mexico     

                                6.4.5 Rest of Latin America          

                6.6 Middle East & Africa               

                                6.5.1 Introduction           

                                6.5.2 Middle-East            

                                6.5.3 Africa         

7. Strategic Analysis                                       

                7.1 PESTLE analysis                         

                                7.1.1 Political     

                                7.1.2 Economic 

                                7.1.3 Social         

                                7.1.4 Technological         

                                7.1.5 Legal          

                                7.1.6 Environmental       

                7.2 Porter’s Five analysis                              

                                7.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers        

                                7.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers    

                                7.2.3 Threat of New Entrants     

                                7.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services              

                                7.2.5 Competitive Rivalry within the Industry     

8. Market Leader Analysis                                           

                8.1 Cargill                            

                                8.1.1 Overview 

                                8.1.2 Product Analysis   

                                8.1.3 Financial analysis  

                                8.1.4 Recent Developments       

                                8.1.5 SWOT analysis       

                                8.1.6 Analyst View          

                8.2 Kerry Group                               

                8.3 Associated British Foods                       

                8.4 ADM                              

                8.5 Tate and Lyle                             

                8.6 Brenntag                     

                8.7 Danisco                        

                8.8 Givaudan                     

                8.9 Firmenich                    

                8.10 International Flavours and Fragrances                          

9. Competitive Landscape                                           

                9.1 Market share analysis                            

                9.2 Merger and Acquisition Analysis                       

                9.3 Agreements, collaborations and Joint Ventures                         

                9.4 New Product Launches                         

10. Market Outlook and Investment Opportunities                                         


                a) List of Tables                

                b) List of Figures                              

  1. Global Direct Fed Microbials Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )
  2. Global Direct Fed Microbials Market By End- Use, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )
  3. Global Poultry Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )
  4. Global Pork/Swine Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )
  5. Global Ruminant Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )
  6. Global Aquatic Foods Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )
  7. Global Direct Fed Microbials Market By Bacteria Type, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )
  8. Global Lactic Acid Bacteria Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )
  9. Global Bacillus Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )
  10. Global Direct Fed Microbials Market By Form, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )
  11. Global Liquid Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )
  12. Global Soild/Dry Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )

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