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Feed Microbial Market

Global Market Study on Feed Microbial: Optimization of Animal Nutrition to Augment Human Health Gaining Traction in the Upcoming Years

Feed Microbial Market Segmented by Bacteria (Lactobacillus and Other Bacteria) and Yeast type in Powders, Liquids / Gels and Tablets Forms

Feed Microbial Market Outlook (2023-2033)

The market for feed microbial can be expected to expand at a value based CAGR of 5.1% and show an increase in revenue from US$ 1,551.9 Mn to around US$ 2,552.5 Mn by 2033.

Feed Microbial Market Size (2023E)

US$ 1,551.9 Mn

Projected Sales of Feed Microbial (2033F)

US$ 2,552.5 Mn

Value CAGR (2023-2033)


Value Share of Top 4 Countries (2022E)


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Feed Microbial Consumption Analysis (2018-2022) Vs. Market Estimations (2023-2033)

The global feed microbial market has witnessed significant growth in the historical period registering a CAGR of 4.9% in the historical period and was valued at US$ 1,551.9 Mn in 2023. The market is expected to grow steadily with increasing consumption and awareness about benefits related to feed microbial.

The direct feed microbial are animal feed additives that contain live good micro-organisms which boosts the animal gut environment and providing immunity and boosting the appetite of animal. The micro-organisms include various strains of bacteria such as Lactobacillus, Bacillus Licheniformis, Bacillus subtilis, Bifidobacterium and Enterococcus. Of these, the lactic acid bacteria is the most widely used strain. The direct feed microbial also include yeast. The most commonly used species of yeast are Saccharomyces cervisae, Aspergillus niger and Aspergillus oryzae. The inclusion of the microbials is in CFUs or Colony Forming Units, as is also mentioned on the product labels. The direct feed microbial are also called as probiotics developed for animals by some countries and manufacturers.

In Europe, these products are categorized as zootechnical additives meant as gut stabilizers or additives improving the intestinal flora of the animals.

The global feed microbial market is spread across key geographies, of which Europe is expected to remain the dominant market with a high value share throughout the forecast period. While North America is the most mature regional market for feed microbial, East Asia is projected to exhibit relatively high growth in the global feed microbial market during the forecast period. The South Asia & Pacific region contributes a great deal to the global animal feed market owing to the rearing of livestock for meat as well as dairy products in the region. Feed microbial are at a nascent stage in the South Asia & Pacific, and this region is projected to witness high growth during the period of forecast. Europe is the largest regional market for feed microbial, with an estimated value share of more than 40% by the end of the forecast period in 2025. Close on its heels are North America at about 29% market share and East Asia at around 21% share.

The global market for feed microbial is estimated to reach an approximate valuation of US$ 2,552.5 Mn in the forecast period.

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What are the Key Trends in the Market for Feed Microbial?

Growing rate of Meat Consumption

Demand for poultry in the Middle East and Africa will continue to grow as ongoing changes in the region’s demographics. These changes offer opportunities for the region’s poultry producers, but as individual markets become richer and more sophisticated, the local poultry industry will need to not only decide on how to respond to growing demand but it will have to face emerging concerns over animal welfare. Animal Feed Microbial are important animal feed additives for improving animal feed quality to produce high quality animal products like meat, milk etc. Animal Feed microbial are becoming famous essentially because of the greater performance and growing applications, for example, development promoter, prevention, and cure of illnesses, for amplifying reproduction rate and for improving feed digestibility in animals. These factors help drive the demand of fed microbial in MEA.

“Role of Feed Microbial in Poultry industry”

The role of direct-feed microbial in poultry includes altering the metabolism by enhancing digestive enzyme activity, maintaining normal intestinal micro flora, and reducing bacterial enzyme activity and ammonia production. They improve feed intake and digestion, neutralize enterotoxins, and stimulate the immune system. Such benefits are driving the demand for direct-microbial in the poultry sector. Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) are gaining high popularity in the Direct-Feed Microbial Market across the world, the increasing demand for LAB’s used in feed for animal health & nutrition have significantly contributed to the growth in the market. Lactic acid bacteria are more convenient to use, owing to their ease in application. They are the most widely used directly-feed microbial product and hence, the lactic acid bacteria segment is projected to be the fastest-growing for the next ten years.

“High Cost of Maintenance”

All direct – fed microbial products contain living organisms. Therefore, the manner in which products are manufactured, shipped, stored and handled is very important. Conditions that kill direct-fed microbial include storage for long periods, high temperatures, low temperatures, direct sun, high humidity, oxygen, presence of mineral premixes, and others. Over time, organism will die and product effectiveness will be lost. So it is pretty evident that cost of maintenance for fed microbial is pretty high. Moreover, the cost of fed microbial varies for each brand in the industry which in turn may affect the quality of fed microbial or feed additives.

“Dominance of Asia-Pacific in global market”

Asia-Pacific animal feed additives market is the largest in the world comprising of almost one third of the global animal feed additive market. Improving nutrient availability, digestibility and growth rate of animals throughout Asia-Pacific and particularly in countries such as India, China, Vietnam and Australia have been some of the factors that have promoted to the growth of feed additives in the region. Additionally, consumption of feed additives has also been observed to play an important role in reducing environmental pollution associated with the livestock industry which has been another factor that has resulted in increased usage of the feed additives throughout Asia pacific.

“Antimicrobial activity against harmful bacteria”

There is a growing anti-microbial resistance in the poultry and the cattle. Conventional antibiotics are losing their efficacy, have to be introduced in more dosage inside the animals and also tend to create side effects in the body of the animals. Feed microbial are coming up as better substitutes for the animal antibiotics and also provide a natural defence system to the host animals and help in improving the immune system of the animals

  • In 2011, Food Research International published a paper about the use of direct feed microbial for the control of salmonella in poultry animals. Their research has confirmed that feed microbial significantly reduced the Clostridium and Salmonella bacteria in poultry animals through the use of a spore forming bacillus strain and have also concluded the use of stable, cost effective and therapeutic use of direct feed microbial.
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Country-wise Insights

What is the value share held by U.S. for the feed microbial market?

The North American market holds 29.60% of the current market share while U.S. holds 27.84% if the market value share in 2022.

Poultry feed makes up the largest share in the feed additives market, while cattle & pork happen to be the fastest growing segments. Amino acids account for maximum share amongst various additive types. Feed acidifiers & probiotics are segments that are expanding rapidly as well. The U.S. market is focused on innovations in production technology and introducing effective products at cheaper costs.

How is the European Feed Microbial Market Faring?

The European region holds 28.17% of the current market share and is expected to rise in the forecast duration as well.

In the European region, most consumers opt for healthy products in food. This region is also very much concerned about the use of organic and natural products in most fields. The government has also facilitated for this trend by developing better intellectual property rights and ban on antibiotics in this field and also deterring the entry the non-GMO products in its market

  • Since 2006, the European Commission has issued a ban on antibiotics and chemicals in animal feed additives and many other products owing to the rising issue of health concern.
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Category-wise Insights

What is the Estimate for Form Segment of Feed Microbial Accounting for High Revenue Generation?

The segment is estimated to be valued at US$ 550.2 Mn by 2023 end, and is expected to increase at a CAGR of 5.2 % over the forecast period. The segment is expected to be valued at US$ 824.0 Mn by the end of 2033.

The segment is expected to represent absolute $ opportunity of US$ 23.6 Mn in 2023 and an incremental $ opportunity of US$ 273.8 Mn between 2023 and 2033.

What is the Overview for the Livestock Segment for Feed Microbial?

The revenue of poultry segment has been estimated to be US$ 519.7 Mn by 2023 end & is expected to expand significantly at a CAGR of 5.3% from 2023 to 2033.

The revenue share of poultry segment is anticipated to account for 45.7% followed by Ruminant segment which accounts for revenue share of 22.6 % by 2022.

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Global fed microbial market is primarily characterized by an agricultural sector wherein large number of local, and regional operate. Multinational players play an important role in the fed microbial market due to the huge cost of production involved. The fed microbial product are manufactured and then sent to the feed industry for ingredient mixing. The international players are investing hugely in the research and development for the betterment and innovations in the fed microbial product. Consumer penetration with advertising and social media are key weapons for the market to grow and offering the products at lower costs as the consumers for these products are farmers with low income.

  • In December 2016, ADM animal nutrition announced expansion of feed plant in Columbus, Nebraska. The key features of these modern plant will be ample warehouse space, easy accessibility, along with raw material availability and proximity to our customer base
  • On March 15, 2017 Lallemand Animal Nutrition broadcasted the takeover of Nova Microbial Technologies in order to accelerate Lallemand’s aim to provide natural microbial products & services for augmented animal performance and well-being.
  • On March 15, 2017, Bentoli had been a part of ‘VIV Asia 2017’. VIV Asia is one of the largest international platforms for Southeast Asia’s flourishing animal protein manufacturing and processing industry.
  • On Jan 15, 2016 Chr Hansen acquired the Nutrtion Phsiology Company for $185 million and in doing so expanded its business in microbial solutions to the livestock industry.

Feed Microbial Industry Report Scope



Forecast period


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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

  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • U.K.
  • 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

  • Form
  • Type
  • Livestock
  • Region

Key companies profiled

  • Lallemand Inc.
  • E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.
  • Novus International, Inc.
  • ProviCo Pty Ltd, Inc.
  • Bentoli, Inc.
  • Chr Hansen (A/S)
  • Sci-Tech Premixes, Inc.

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  • Market Forecast
  • Company Share Analysis
  • Competition Intelligence
  • DROT Analysis
  • Market Dynamics and Challenges
  • Strategic Growth Initiatives

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Feed Microbial Industry Research by Category

By Form:

  • Powders
  • Liquids / Gels
  • Tablets

By Type:

  • Bacteria
    • Lactobacillus
    • Other Bacteria
  • Yeast

By Livestock:

  • Poultry
  • Ruminants
  • Swine
  • Aquatic Animals
  • Others (Equine & Pets)

By Region:

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

- Companies Covered in This Report -

  • Biovet S.A.
  • Neospark Drugs and Chemicals Private Limited
  • Synbio Tech Inc.
  • Novoartis (Biocamp)
  • Sci-Tech Premixes, Inc.
  • Golden link.
  • Tangerine Group Ltd
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
  • Lallemand Inc.
  • A/B Technologies International
  • Diamond Mills Inc.
  • ProbioFerm
  • American Biosystems
  • Fertrell
  • Hiland Naturals
  • Others

- Frequently Asked Questions -

The global market for feed microbial has a value of US$ 1,551.9 Mn in 2023.

The global market for feed microbial has a value CAGR of 4.9% from 2018-2022.

The global market for feed microbial has a value of US$ 2,552.5 Mn in 2033.

The global market for feed microbial has a value CAGR of 5.1% from 2023-2033.

The top players in the global feed microbial market includes E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Novus International, Inc., Bentoli, Inc., Chr Hansen (A/S).

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