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Acid And Nutrient In Animal Nutrition Market

Global Acid and Nutrient in Animal Nutrition Market: Information by Type (Amino Acids and Proteins, Minerals, Vitamins, Fibers and Carbohydrates, Organic acids), Livestock (Ruminant Feed, Poultry Feed, Aquafeed, Swine Feed, Equine Feed), and By Region(North America, Europe, APAC, Middle East and Africa, LATAM) Forecasts, 2024-2032

Report Code: SRFB56293DR
Study Period 2020-2032 CAGR 4.1%
Historical Period 2020-2022 Forecast Period 2024-2032
Base Year 2023 Base Year Market Size USD 12.1 billion
Forecast Year 2032 Forecast Year Market Size USD 18.0 billion
Largest Market Asia Pacific Fastest Growing Market North America
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Market Overview

The global acid and nutrient in animal nutrition market size was valued at USD 12.1 billion in 2023 and is projected to reach  USD 18.0 billion by 2032, registering a CAGR of 4.5% during the forecast period (2024-2032). The global acids and nutrients in animal nutrition market share is increasing as demand for animal-based foods grows. 

Acids and nutrients in animal nutrition are a wide range of dietary additions and supplements used to improve the health, growth, and performance of cattle, poultry, and aquaculture species. These additives include organic acids, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and other critical elements mixed into animal feed formulations to suit specific nutritional needs and promote overall animal health.

The animal feed business progressively utilizes acids and nutrients to improve feed efficiency and prevent nutrient runoff. This tendency will drive the growth of Acids and Nutrients in Animal Nutrition Market over the forecast period. The increased consumption of meat and dairy products, the availability of low-cost milk, and the growth of livestock farms worldwide have produced a significant need for high-quality acids and nutrients in animal feeds. The demand for pet food is quickly expanding among pet owners to prevent sickness and deficiency symptoms in Livestock and accelerate the production of meat and animal products. However, improved animal husbandry practices and significant increases in livestock populations support expanding the animal feed and nutrition businesses.


  • Amino Acids and Proteins generate the highest revenue share by type.
  • Poultry feed contributes significantly to the market through livestock.

Market Dynamics

Global Acid and Nutrient in Animal Nutrition Market Drivers

Increasing Demand for High-Quality Animal Protein

The growing global population and rising disposable incomes have resulted in greater consumption of animal protein items like meat, eggs, and dairy. According to the United Nations, the global population will be 8,107,674,644 on May 7, 2024. The Census Bureau anticipated the world's population would be 8,019,876,189 on January 1, 2024, a 0.95% increase over 2023. The Worldometer predicts that the world's population will reach 8,118,835,999 in 2024, up 0.91% from 2023. The OECD predicts that the global economy will grow moderately in 2024, with a steady GDP growth rate of 3.1%. 

According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), worldwide protein consumption is anticipated to rise by 0.8% in 2023, a 2.8% increase over 2022. Chicken meat consumption is predicted to be the primary driver of this expansion, whereas hog was the primary driver in 2022. Livestock producers are working on improving animal health, growth, and production through optimal nutrition, including using acids and minerals in animal feed to address this need.

Furthermore, the chicken business is one of the most significant users of acids and nutrients in animal nutrition. With the expanding global demand for chicken meat and eggs, producers are implementing advanced nutrition practices to improve the performance and welfare of broilers, layers, and breeders. Furthermore, chicken purchases in the United Kingdom and the European Union are expected to regain pre-Brexit levels in the coming years, aided by food service recovery and constrained production growth due to HPAI outbreaks. Local solid demand pushes up chicken meat purchases in the UAE, which also absorbs approximately 10% of Brazil's total poultry meat exports. 

Thus, livestock producers are using advanced nutrition practices and feed additives to improve animal health, development, and productivity, assuring a sustainable and efficient supply of healthy animal protein to fulfill the demands of a growing population.

Global Acid and Nutrient in Animal Nutrition Market Restraints

Regulatory Compliance and Compliance Challenges

The animal nutrition sector is subject to various regulatory frameworks that restrict the use of feed additives, such as acids and nutrients. These laws seek to ensure feed additives' safety, efficacy, and quality while protecting both animal and human health. Furthermore, feed additive products must meet labeling regulations, which include precise chemical lists, dosage directions, and warning statements. Certificates of analysis and regulatory compliance paperwork may be required for product registration and market approval.

In addition, the European Union regulates feed additives, including acids and nutrients, under Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003. This law specifies procedures for authorizing, labeling, and marketing feed additives, including safety assessments by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and approval by the European Commission. To get clearance for their goods in the EU market, feed additives manufacturers and suppliers must meet severe regulatory requirements, including safety assessments, dossier submissions, and labeling regulations. Regulatory standards vary between EU member states and non-EU countries, which can pose obstacles for businesses seeking market access and compliance.

Furthermore, on January 24, 2021, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued a draft regulation for animal feed regulations that will take effect in 2023. The legislation specifies that milk and meat-producing animals, except poultry, fish, and pigs, should not be fed meat, bone meal, or bovine or porcine tissues other than milk and milk products. The commercial feed should also meet the BIS standard and display the BIS mark on the product label.

Global Acid and Nutrient in Animal Nutrition Market Opportunity

Focus on Gut Health and Microbiome Management

Gut health is recognized as an essential determinant in animal performance, immunity, and disease resistance. The opportunity exists to produce acidifiers and prebiotics that promote beneficial gut bacteria, improve nutrient absorption, and support digestive health, enhancing feed efficiency and minimizing antibiotic use in animal agriculture. The World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) has announced that the topic for World Digestive Health Day 2023 will be "Your Digestive Health: A Healthy Gut From the Start." Its goal is to raise awareness about the benefits of a well-balanced diet while encouraging excellent gastrointestinal function and microbial health. Acidifiers, prebiotics, and other gut health-promoting chemicals are increasingly utilized in animal feed formulations to help maintain a healthy gut microbiota, support digestive function, and improve animal health and productivity.

In 2023, Generation Z (Gen Z) was more aware of intestinal health, nutrition, and wholesomeness. Gen Z is health-conscious and values physical and mental wellness, especially gut health. They are also the most significant users of gut-healthy foods and beverages, with 72% believing that good eating is necessary for both physical and mental well-being. 

Furthermore, microbiome management entails manipulating the gut microbiota via nutritional treatments to produce a diversified and balanced microbial community. Acidifiers, probiotics, and other microbiome-modifying chemicals are used to increase microbial diversity, decrease the prevalence of harmful bacteria, and encourage the growth of good bacteria in the gut.

Regional Analysis

The global acid and nutrient in animal nutrition market analysis is conducted in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, and Latin America.

Asia-Pacific Dominates the Global Market

Asia-Pacific is the most significant global acid and nutrient in animal nutrition market shareholder and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 4.8% over the forecast period. The area is the most significant animal feed producer, with China, Japan, and India dominating the market. For example, China's total industrial feed output increased 6.6% in 2023 to 321.627 million tons over the previous year. China's grain output climbed by 1.3% in 2023, reaching 695.41 million tons, a new record. The country's feed sector continued to consolidate, and modernization significantly contributed to its expansion.

In addition, professional feed mills have replaced the earlier practice of using food waste in swine farms to manufacture feed. The result was an increase in the tonnage of commercial feed, owing to the development and increasing modernization of the pig industry. Meanwhile, according to World Grain, India's feed output in 2023 was 52.83 million tons, up 13.43% from 2022. Thus, the aspects above assist the regional market during the projection time.

North America is anticipated to exhibit a CAGR of 4.3% over the forecast period. The presence of major firms such as Cargill Inc., Alltech, ADM, Tyson Foods, and others has fueled the region's expansion. One of the most significant factors driving industry expansion during the study period is these leading players' regular introduction of new innovative products. For example, in November 2022, ADM announced the introduction of two new sweetening feed alternatives for piglets: SUCRAM M'1 Sweet and SUCRAM Specifeek. These items are designed to improve the palatability of feed for young animals, namely weanling pigs. Using plants and sweets in nutrition improves animal health and welfare while enhancing feed intake and producer efficiency. As a result, the increasing number of product launches by the region's leading companies will likely provide industry growth prospects. 

Europe is predicted to increase significantly during the projection period. The region's rise is linked to its high meat, fish, eggs, and dairy consumption. For example, Statista reports that the average per capita meat consumption in the European Union (EU-27) was 67.5 kilos between 2020 and 2022 and is predicted to rise to 66.8 kilograms by 2023. However, according to the World Population Review, the 27 EU members consume approximately 35.5 kg of pork per capita. Thus, rising meat consumption will fuel the expansion of the animal nutrition market across regions. 

Report Scope

Report Metric Details
By Type
  1. Amino Acids and Proteins
  2. Minerals
  3. Vitamins
  4. Fibers and Carbohydrates
  5. Organic acids
By Livestock
  1. Ruminant feed
  2. Poultry feed
  3. Aquafeed
  4. Swine feed
  5. Equine feed
Company Profiles Adisseo France S.A.S Altech Archer Daniels Midland Company BASF SE Cargill Incorporated Charoen Pokphand Foods Evonik Industries Novus International Inc. Nutreco N.V. Royal DSM N.V.
Geographies Covered
North America U.S. Canada
Europe U.K. Germany France Spain Italy Russia Nordic Benelux Rest of Europe
APAC China Korea Japan India Australia Singapore Taiwan South East Asia Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle East and Africa UAE Turkey Saudi Arabia South Africa Egypt Nigeria Rest of MEA
LATAM Brazil Mexico Argentina Chile Colombia Rest of LATAM
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, Environment & Regulatory Landscape and Trends
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Segmental Analysis

The global acid and nutrient in animal nutrition market is segmented based on type and Livestock.

The market is further segmented by type into Amino Acids and Proteins, Minerals, Vitamins, Fibers and Carbohydrates, andOrganic acids.

The amino acids sector will likely dominate the market over the forecast period. Proteins are made up of amino acids required for animal growth, muscle development, and metabolic processes. They are divided into two types: essential and non-essential amino acids. Essential amino acids must be obtained from diet. Proteins, made up of amino acids, are crucial components of animal tissues, playing essential roles in enzyme catalysis, immunological function, and hormonal regulation.

Additionally, amino acids, the fundamental constituents of an animal's muscles and tissues, are the building blocks for proteins and polypeptides. In some fluids, such as milk, amino acids are essential. Amino acids are required for many critical biochemical and metabolic activities in animal cells and function as the building blocks of body proteins. As a result, amino acids are essential for farm animal productivity and can significantly boost a farm's profitability from growth to production and reproduction.

Minerals are inorganic elements that mammals require in minute quantities to perform various physiological activities. They are necessary for bone development, neuron function, muscle contraction, and enzyme activity. Minerals commonly found in animal nutrition include calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, sodium, iron, zinc, copper, selenium, and manganese. Mineral deficiencies or imbalances can cause health difficulties, lower productivity, and animal reproductive problems.

The market can be further bifurcated by Livestock into Ruminant Feed, Poultry Feed, Aquafeed, Swine Feed, andEquine Feed.

The poultry segment is predicted to have the most significant market share during the forecast period. Poultry, such as chickens, turkeys, ducks, and geese, require a balanced diet for development, egg production, and overall health. Grains, protein sources (for example, soybean meal, fishmeal), vitamins, minerals, and additives such as acids and nutrients are common ingredients in poultry feed formulas. Acids and nutrients in poultry feed help with digestive health, immunological function, and performance enhancement. Critical issues in poultry feed formulation include providing protein and amino acid requirements, maximizing energy sources, and supplying vitamins and minerals required for bone development, eggshell quality, and immunological support.

Furthermore, the segment growth is due to the demand for healthful food goods and tight rules and regulations governing poultry animal eating habits. Furthermore, the increasing global consumption of broiler chicks will create huge prospects for market expansion. For example, in 2024, the per capita consumption of broiler chicken in the United States is expected to be 100.6 pounds, a 0.5% rise over 2023. This is owing to the lower price of broiler meat than beef and pork, making it a more enticing option for consumers.

Ruminants, such as cattle, sheep, and goats, have a distinct digestive system that enables them to digest fibrous plant material via fermentation in their rumen. To address the nutritional requirements of ruminants, feed formulations typically include roughages (e.g., hay, silage) and concentrates (e.g., grains, protein supplements). Acids and nutrients in ruminant feed are critical in maintaining rumen health, microbial fermentation, nutrition utilization, and milk or meat production. Optimizing fiber content, protein balance, and mineral supplementation are essential concerns in ruminant feed formulation to enhance rumen function, digestive efficiency, and animal performance.

Market Size By Type

Market Size By Type
  • Amino Acids and Proteins
  • Minerals
  • Vitamins
  • Fibers and Carbohydrates
  • Organic acids
  • Recent Developments

    • March 2024- Adisseo and Dimune formed a new cooperation to target Ecuador, the world's largest shrimp market.
    • April 2024- ADM Animal Nutrition widened the recall to include 17 additional lots of chicken, swine, and rabbit feed products.
    • April 2024- Intraco Ltd., a renowned Belgian premix and concentrate exporter and DC subsidiary, and trinamiX GmbH, a leading mobile spectroscopy solutions supplier and BASF subsidiary, announced their mobile feed analysis collaboration. This agreement allows Intraco and its distribution partners to test feed nutritional composition with trinamiX Mobile NIR Spectroscopy Solution, a rugged handheld spectrometer with a mobile app and customer portal. This solution allows Intraco distributor feed consultants to evaluate raw materials and final feed in real time and advise local farmers on nutritionally balanced and cost-effective livestock feeding.

    Key Players

    Acid And Nutrient In Animal Nutrition Market Share of Key Players

    Acid And Nutrient In Animal Nutrition Market Share of Key Players
    Adisseo France S.A.S Altech Archer Daniels Midland Company BASF SE Cargill Incorporated Charoen Pokphand Foods Evonik Industries Novus International Inc. Nutreco N.V. Royal DSM N.V. Others

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    What is the projected market value of the global Acid And Nutrient In Animal Nutrition Market?
    The global Acid And Nutrient In Animal Nutrition Market size is projected to reach USD 18.0 billion by 2032.
    Asia-Pacific region has the largest share of the Acid And Nutrient In Animal Nutrition Market.
    The amino acids segment is expected to dominate over the forecast period.
    Adisseo France S.A.S, Altech, Archer Daniels Midland Company, BASF SE, Cargill Incorporated, Charoen Pokphand Foods, Evonik Industries, Novus International Inc., Nutreco N.V., Royal DSM N.V., and others are the prominent players in theAcid And Nutrient In Animal Nutrition Market.
    The global Acid And Nutrient In Animal Nutrition Market growing at a CAGR of 4.5% from (2024–2032).

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