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Calf Milk Replacer Market

Rising Demand for Ready-to-consume Animal Nutrition Products Aiding Market Growth for the Calf Milk Replacers

Calf Milk Replacers Market by Type (Medicated and Non-medicated)

Calf Milk Replacer Market Outlook (2023 to 2033)

The Market for Calf Milk Replacer can be expected to expand at a value based CAGR of 5.3% and show an increase in revenue from US$ 5,255.0 Million to around US$ 8,807.5 Million by 2033.

Calf Milk Replacer Market Size (2023E)

US$ 5,255.0 Million

Projected Sales of Calf Milk Replacer (2033F)

US$ 8,807.5 Million

Value CAGR (2023 to 2033)


Value Share of Top 4 Countries (2022E)


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Calf Milk Replacer Consumption Analysis (2018 to 2022) Vs. Market Estimations (2023 to 2033)

The global calf milk replacer market has witnessed significant growth in the historical period registering a CAGR of 4.20% in the historical period and is valued at US$ 5,255.0 Million in 2023.

Calf milk replacers produce faster growth rates, which results in faster rumen development and enables earlier separation of calves from their source of milk. They reduce the risk of various diseases, including Septicemia, Johne’s diseases, E. coli, salmonella, and mycoplasma caused due to the consumption of whole milk. Calf milk replacers also help reduce the risk of diarrhoea, which is a common cause of death among young calves. This risk can be reduced if calves are reared with calf milk replacers in the right proportion. Digestive enhancers used in calf milk replacers help promote better digestive systems and increase the rate of absorption.

These health benefits offered by calf milk replacers over whole milk are expected to drive demand over the coming years. The global market for calf milk replacer is estimated to reach an approximate valuation of US$ 8,807.5 Million in the forecast period.

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What are the Key Trends in the Market for Calf Milk Replacer?

Rising Demand for Ready-to-consume Animal Nutrition Products to Bolster Sales”

Calf milk replacers are formulated correctly from good-quality ingredients to ensure proper development of calves, right from the initial stage. Calf milk replacers are fine, dry powders, with a distinct flavor of components and feed additives added into them. This ensures easy mixing, wettability, and susceptibility of the products in the solution. Growing calf population and increased demand and application of whole milk in the dairy industry have increased the demand for ready-to-consume calf milk replacers.

Calf milk replacers can be easily mixed with water in specific quantities until all the powder is dissolved or suspended without clumps of undissolved powder, and can be fed easily using automated feeding systems or nipple bottles. Owing to these factors, the value growth of the calf milk replacer market is expected to exhibit a CAGR of over 5% during the forecasted period.

“Increasing Number of Dairy Farmers Adopting Non-Medicated Nutritional Products”

Increasing need for animal nutrition products without the use of medications, and without compromising on animal welfare and productivity, has led to increased demand for non-medicated types of calf milk replacers. Non-medicated calf milk replacers have dominated the calf milk replacer market, owing to their cost-effectiveness. Use of non-medicated calf milk replacers helps reduce animal stress, which is an important factor in animal welfare. Impacts of stress can have negative effects on the health and development of calves.

  • For instance, Hi-Pro Feeds manufactures a range of non-medicated calf milk replacers, which result in faster start, greater gains, and improved health of the calves.

Therefore, the non-medicated type of calf milk replacers is expected to witness 1.7X growth during the forecaster period.

“Promotional Strategies Used by Key Players to Advertise Products”

Key players operating in the calf milk replacers market are focusing on enhancing its brand name, and advertising and promoting its products on various platforms. The sale of products on online platforms has made it easy for customers to access different products and order products as per requirements. It has also increased the awareness regarding animal nutrition through various platforms leading to the inclination in the calf milk replacers market.

The sale of products through various distribution channels including a network of retailers, distributors, and online has increased the demand for calf milk replacers and created opportunities for key players to increase production capacity.

  • For instance, BIOMIN Holding GmbH launched its website to promote its broad range of calf milk replacer products and to provide useful information on animal nutrition and health.

“Lack of Awareness Regarding Calf Milk Replacers among End Users”

A majority of farmers in tropical regions are unaware of the profitability and benefits of rearing calves on calf milk replacers. They still consider the traditional method of usage of waste milk or trans-species milk to feed calves. Supplies of calf milk replacers are often unpredictable in many tropical regions, which makes it difficult for customers to get easy access to these products.

One of the important factor that makes it difficult for customers to make a switch from whole milk rearing systems to calf milk replacers is the variable quality of products. The quality of calf milk replacers can be significantly affected due to the quality of ingredients used, natural composition, and manufacturing processes. Calf milk replacers may not be sterile and may support bacterial growth and get contaminated. The lack of awareness and quality issues faced by farmers are the prominent restraining factors for the growth of the calf milk replacers market.

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Country-wise insights

How does the Europe and North America dominate the calf milk replacer market?

The Global Calf Milk Replacer Market share is dominated by established markets such as North America and Europe. These regions together will account for more than 50% of the total value share, globally, in 2023. Europe will dominate the global calf milk replacer market with the highest value share of 32% in 2023. This is attributable to strong government mandates toward improving animal health in the early growth stage.

Why does the Asian Market represent a high potential for the calf milk replacer market?

Factors such as rapid urbanization, improved international and domestic economic conditions, increased purchasing power, and widespread awareness of nutritional values have led to increased demand for dairy products in Asian countries. Hence, tier-1 companies are targeting the potential market of Asia. Calf replacers, being a nutritive substitute, are expected to offer lucrative opportunities for manufacturers in the calf milk replacer market in the Asian region, with an impressive expected value CAGR of more than 7% in South Asia and 8% in East Asia.

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Category-wise insights

What is the segmental revenue attributable to the calf milk replacers market?

Dairy-based milk replacers are projected to witness a steady value CAGR of 5% during the forecast period in the global calf milk replacer market, with expected 1.7X growth. This is due to high consumer preference for dairy-derived proteins and fats among the ingredients in calf milk replacers.

Owing to their low cost and easy availability, non-medicated calf milk replacers will dominate with a market value share of more than 86% in 2023.

By form, the powder segment will exhibit the highest market value share of 95% in 2023, with expected 1.6X value growth. This is attributable to the larger shelf life of calf milk replacer powder and convenience of its usage.

What is the segmental breakdown of the calf milk replacer market?

On the basis of type, the calf milk replacers market is segmented as medicated and non-medicated. On the basis of source, the market is segmented into dairy-based and non-dairy-based. On the basis of form, the calf milk replacers market is segmented into powder and liquid.

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Major players in the global calf milk replacer market are adopting strategies such as offering value-added products for the health and welfare of calves. Key players such as Cargill and Land O’Lakes, Inc. are strategizing toward innovative offering of calf milk replacers. In addition, key players in the global calf milk replacer landscape are focusing the acquisition strategy for increasing their global presence and market share.

  • For instance, Cargill, Incorporated designed calf milk replacers with 22.5% protein and 20% edible grade fat to support the overall health of calves during the critical first few weeks of life
  • In the year 2019, Archer Daniels Midland Company completed the acquisition of Neovia, a French animal nutrition business, to expand in the fast-growing animal nutrition sector.
  • In 2019, Land O’Lakes, INC and Bidco Africa opened a new production unit in Kenya, so as to mark its presence in the Middle East and African livestock and animal nutrition markets. The production plant was set up to elevate its production capacity, to set up new feed lines, and improved feed quality and testing capabilities.
  • In 2020, BIOMIN Holding GmbH announced a joint venture with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences for animal nutrition. This joint venture was initiated to focus on advanced research in the fields of mycotoxin detoxification, animal nutrition, and gut performance.

Calf Milk Replacer Industry Report Scope



Forecast period

2023 to 2033

Historical data available for

2018 to 2022

Market analysis

USD million for value

Key regions covered

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • South Asia & Pacific
  • East Asia
  • Middle East & Africa

Key countries covered

  • United States
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Russia
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
  • Indonesia
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • GCC countries
  • Turkey
  • Northern Africa
  • South Africa

Key market segments covered

  • Type
  • Source
  • Form
  • Region

Key companies profiled

  • Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Cargill, Incorporated
  • Land O’Lakes, INC
  • BIOMIN Holding GmbH
  • BEWITAL agri GmbH & Co.
  • FrieslandCampina N.V.
  • VanDrie Group
  • Calva Products, LLC.
  • Liprovit BV
  • Sprayfo
  • CHS Inc.
  • Hubbard Feeds Inc.
  • ProCalf
  • The Calf Company

Report coverage

  • Market forecast
  • Company share analysis
  • Competition intelligence
  • DROT analysis
  • Market dynamics and challenges
  • Strategic growth initiatives

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Calf Milk Replacer Industry Research by Category

By Type:

  • Medicated
  • Non-Medicated

By Source:

  • Powder
  • Liquid

By Form:

  • Dairy-based
  • Non-Dairy based

By Region:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • South Asia & Pacific
  • East Asia
  • Middle East & Africa

- Companies Covered in This Report -

  • Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Cargill, Incorporated
  • Land O’Lakes, INC
  • BIOMIN Holding GmbH
  • BEWITAL agri GmbH & Co.
  • FrieslandCampina N.V.
  • VanDrie Group
  • Calva Products, LLC.
  • Liprovit BV
  • Sprayfo
  • CHS Inc.
  • Hubbard Feeds Inc.
  • ProCalf
  • The Calf Company

- Frequently Asked Questions -

The global market for calf milk replacer has a value of US$ 5,255.0 Mn in 2023.

The global market for calf milk replacer has a value CAGR of 4.2% from 2018-2022.

The global market for calf milk replacer has a value of US$ 8,807.5 Mn in 2033.

The global market for calf milk replacer has a value CAGR of 5.3% from 2023-2033.

The top players include Cargill Incorporated, Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, Land O'lakes, Inc., Lactalis Group with a market share of about 40%-45%.

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