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Colostrum Market Size, Share and Industry Analysis Report by Product (Whole Colostrum Powder, Specialty Colostrum Powder, Skim Colostrum Powder), Form (Organic, Conventional) and Application (Nutritional Supplements, Infant Food, Animal feed, Cosmetics), Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2027

  • Report ID: GMI3978
  • Published Date: Jan 2021
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Overview

Global Colostrum Market size exceeded USD 255 million in 2020 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 3.6% between 2021 and 2027 owing to the increasing promotional activities by manufacturers and growing consumer awareness regarding the health benefits of nutritional products rich in bioactive ingredients.

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Colostrum is a form of milk that comes from the mammary glands of mammals such as cows, sheep, goats and humans post pregnancy before breast milk is released. Colostrum contains an abundant amount of physiologically and immunologically active components, such as leukocytes, immunoglobulins, lactoferrin, cytokines, and lysozymes. It is widely utilized in end-use industries such as nutritional supplements, infant food, animal feed, cosmetics, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals.

Rising consumer awareness regarding the significance of food supplements in improving the immunity and overall health of new-born babies & animals are anticipated to drive the growth of the global colostrum market. Increasing disposable income along with rising sports & fitness trends is likely to induce overall market growth. Food and beverage manufacturers are introducing functional foods, beverages, and nutrition bars prepared from colostrum ingredients.

High creaminess of whole colostrum powder should stimulate product demand

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Global whole colostrum powder market surpassed USD 120 million in 2020 and could register substantial gains by 2027. The product offers a high shelf life owing to the absence of additional ingredients apart from natural colostrum. Natural ingredients such as medium chain triglycerides and sunflower lecithin are routinely added to whole colostrum powder which enhances its solubility and flow.

Whole colostrum powder offers high creaminess which make them ideal ingredients for various beverages such as smoothies, drinks or can be dissolved in water and consumed directly. The product offers various benefits such as gut healing, immune support, digestive health and enhances recovery after exercise. Whole colostrum powder is cheaper than other colostrum products and is collected sooner after calving which retains nutrients and reduces the possibility of spoilage.

Rising consumer preference for natural and clean-label food products should boost organic colostrum market growth

Global organic colostrum market could register a 3.8% CAGR through 2027. The product is collected from animals fed with organic grass and is thus free from contaminants such as artificial hormones, pesticides and antibiotics. Growing consumer preference towards organic food & nutritional products owing to the perception that they are safer along with increasing awareness of the adverse environmental effects of chemical pesticides & fertilizers should drive market growth.

The growing prevalence of stringent regulations which forbid the usage of antibiotics as growth promoters in livestock should enhance the availability of organic colostrum. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned the use of antibiotics to enhance animal growth rates in 2017 and stated that such drugs can only be obtained with a veterinarian’s prescription. Shifting consumer preferences towards natural and clean label products owing to their greater sustainability & growing supervision of colostrum manufacturers on the animal rearing practices of their suppliers should drive the organic colostrum market share.

Booming health & wellness trends should stimulate product demand from nutritional supplements

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Global colostrum market from nutritional supplements applications surpassed USD 87 million in 2020 and could witness steady growth in the predicted period. Changing lifestyles and shifting focus toward health & wellness management among working-class professionals are anticipated to drive the consumption of nutritional supplements containing colostrum powder. These products are widely used as nutritional supplements by athletes owing to their ability to boost energy and enhance athletic performance.

Growing fast food & meat consumption has contributed to the rise in obesity rates. The adoption of sedentary lifestyles and hectic work schedules have contributed to a rise in chronic disorders such as diabetes and heart disease thus prompting consumers to seek functional food & nutritional supplements. Colostrum is a rich source of antibodies which helps the body fight disease-causing bacteria and viruses apart from providing essential nutrients such as proteins, energy & vitamins which should stimulate the colostrum market revenue.

Growing feed requirement as a result of increasing meat consumption should stimulate colostrum demand in Asia Pacific

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Asia Pacific colostrum market could surpass USD 95 million by the end of 2027 owing to the growing demand for quality meat and processed meat products. Ample economic growth and industrialization has increased consumer disposable income thereby driving the affluence of the middle class and demand for meat products. The dense animal population in China, India & Australia along with technological advancement in animal farming should boost market growth.

Colostrum is beneficial for newborn calves owing to their ability to absorb large antibody molecules in the intestine, making the product an essential feed ingredient for dairy livestock as the calves are separated from their mother soon after birth. The product’s low lactose content also makes it an ideal feed additive for horses which are lactose intolerant, The emergence of new livestock diseases may result in high animal mortality, thereby impacting productivity and weakening the regional economy which should accelerate the colostrum market growth.

Strategic acquisitions and New Product Launches are among the key business strategies Incorporated by manufacturers

Colostrum industry is significantly fragmented, and the major market players include PanTheryx, Ingredia Nutritional, Sterling Technology, Colostrum Biotec GmbH, The Saskatoon Colostrum Company, Farbest Brands and Cure Nutraceutical Pvt. Ltd. Companies are engaged in launching new products to capitalize on the increasing consumer awareness regarding the nutritional and immunological benefits of colostrum.

Global Colostrum market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume (Tons) and revenue in USD million from 2021 to 2027 for the following segments:

By Product

  • Whole Colostrum Powder
  • Specialty Colostrum Powder
  • Skim Colostrum Powder

By Form

  • Organic
  • Conventional

By Application

  • Nutritional Supplements
  • Infant Food
  • Animal Feed
  • Cosmetics
  • Others

The above information has been provided for the following regions:

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Russia
    • Spain
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Malaysia
    • Vietnam
    • Indonesia
    • Australia
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE


Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Sarita Bayas

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global colostrum industry size was over USD 255 million in 2020 and is poised to record a 3.6% CAGR through 2027 driven by the rising promotional activities by manufacturers and increasing consumer awareness of bioactive ingredients.

The whole colostrum powder industry generated annual revenue of over USD 120 million in 2020 and will showcase substantial gains through 2027 owing to its rising use as an ideal ingredient in various beverages, like smoothies, and drinks to offer high creaminess.

Demand for organic colostrum is set to strike a 3.8% CAGR through 2027 impelled by the rising consumer preference toward organic food & nutritional products.

The colostrum market share from the nutritional supplements application segment had crossed USD 87 million in 2020 and will expand with the changing lifestyles and shifting inclination toward health & wellness management among working-class professionals.

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  • Base Year: 2020
  • Companies covered: 18
  • Tables & Figures: 272
  • Countries covered: 22
  • Pages: 240

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