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Feed Binders Market - By Source (Natural, Synthetic), By Type (Lignosulfonates, Plant gums & starches, Gelatin, Molasses, Clays), By Livestock (Poultry, Aquaculture, Swine, Pet), Regional Analysis and Forecast 2024 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI9226
  • Published Date: Apr 2024
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Feed Binders Market Size

Feed Binders Market size was valued at around USD 4.2 billion in 2023 and is anticipated to register a CAGR of over 5.3% between 2024 and 2032. The market is experiencing steady growth driven by increasing demand for pelleted feed, rising awareness about animal nutrition, and advancements in feed technology. Key trends include a shift towards natural and sustainable binders, expansion in the aquaculture sector, and innovation in binder formulations to enhance feed efficiency.

Feed Binders Market

Rising demand for high-quality animal nutrition to support livestock and aquaculture production is fueling the need for effective binders. Additionally, the shift towards pelleted feed formats for improved feed efficiency and handling is boosting binder usage. Increasing consumer awareness about the importance of animal welfare and sustainable farming practices is also influencing market growth, leading to a preference for natural and environmentally friendly binder options. Furthermore, ongoing research and development efforts aimed at enhancing binder efficacy are contributing to market expansion and innovation.

Raw material price volatility in the animal feed binders market can significantly impact production costs and profit margins for manufacturers. Fluctuations in the prices of key raw materials, such as grains, proteins, and additives, can lead to uncertainty in pricing and supply chain management. This volatility may pose challenges for producers in forecasting and budgeting, affecting their ability to remain competitive and maintain stable pricing for customers. Additionally, sudden price spikes or shortages in raw materials could disrupt production schedules and lead to delays in product availability, further impacting market dynamics.

Feed Binders Market Trends

The market is experiencing steady growth due to increasing demand for high-quality feed formulations to optimize animal health and performance. Factors such as rising meat consumption, expanding livestock production, and growing awareness of the importance of animal nutrition drive market expansion. Manufacturers are focusing on developing innovative binder solutions that improve feed pellet durability, nutrient retention, and palatability.

Additionally, sustainable, and natural binder alternatives are gaining traction as consumers prioritize environmentally friendly options. Market players are also investing in research and development to enhance product efficacy and address regulatory requirements, ensuring continued growth and innovation in the animal market.

Feed Binders Market Analysis

Global Feed Binders Market Size, By Source, 2021 - 2032 (USD Billion)

Based on source, the market is segmented into natural, and synthetic. Natural binders are most likely to hold over 65% of the market share in 2032. The trend towards synthetic feed binders is gaining momentum in response to demands for improved feed efficiency and sustainability. Synthetic binders offer precise control over binding properties, ensuring uniform pellet quality and reduced feed wastage. Moreover, they provide enhanced stability during feed processing and storage, prolonging shelf life and minimizing nutrient degradation. Synthetic binders also address concerns about variability and contamination associated with some natural binder sources.

Global Feed Binders Market Size, By Type, 2023 Share)

Based on type, the feed binders market is categorized into lignosulfonates, plant gums & starches, gelatin, molasses, clays, and others. Plant gums & starches segment was valued at USD 1.05 billion in 2023 and is likely to grow at a CAGR of 5.6% during the forecast period. The feed binder industry is increasingly turning to plant gums and starches as feed binders due to their natural origin, sustainability, and functional properties. Lignosulfonate is gaining traction in the animal market due to its effectiveness in pelletizing feed, improving digestibility, and reducing dust, contributing to overall market growth.

Gelatin adoption is experiencing a growing trend due to its versatility and efficacy in improving pellet quality, ensuring uniformity, and enhancing palatability. As consumers prioritize animal welfare and nutrition, gelatin's benefits contribute to its increasing adoption, driving market growth in the animal feed sector.

Based on livestock, the feed binders market consists of poultry, aquaculture, swine, pet, and others. Aquaculture is likely to grow at a CAGR of 4.9% during the forecast period.

In aquaculture, the demand for feed binders is on the rise due to the increasing adoption of pelleted feeds for fish and shrimp. Feed binders play a crucial role in ensuring pellet integrity, reducing feed waste, and improving nutrient absorption in aquatic species. Additionally, the shift towards sustainable aquaculture practices and the need for efficient feed utilization are driving the search for effective and eco-friendly binder solutions. Manufacturers are focusing on developing specialized binders tailored to the unique requirements of aquatic feed formulations, thereby contributing to the growth of the aquaculture market as a key component of sustainable aquafeed production.

Asia Pacific Feed Binders Market Size, 2021- 2032 (USD Billion)

Asia Pacific dominated the global feed binders market in 2023. In region, the market is witnessing significant growth driven by the expansion of the livestock and aquaculture industries. Increasing demand for high-quality animal nutrition, coupled with the shift towards pelleted feed formats, is boosting the requirement for effective binders. Manufacturers are innovating to develop cost-effective and sustainable binder solutions that enhance feed quality, pellet durability, and animal health. Moreover, the adoption of advanced technologies in feed production and the focus on animal nutrition are driving market expansion.

Feed Binders Market Share

Global Feed Binders Company Market Share, 2023

Cargill Incorporated, ADM, and DuPont are some of the companies having larger market share in the global market.

Cargill's go-to strategy in the market focuses on innovation, sustainability, and customer-centric solutions. By investing in research and development, Cargill continuously develops novel binder formulations to meet customer needs and industry trends. Additionally, the company prioritizes sustainable sourcing practices and environmentally friendly manufacturing processes to align with market demands and regulatory requirements. Through close collaboration with customers, Cargill provides tailored solutions and technical support. Leveraging its global supply chain and expertise in agriculture, Cargill ensures a consistent and reliable supply of raw materials. This strategy enables Cargill to drive growth, strengthen customer relationships, and maintain market leadership.

Feed Binders Market Companies

Major players operating in the global feed binders industry include:

  • Adisseo
  • ADM
  • Alltech
  • Borregaard
  • Cargill
  • DSM
  • DuPont
  • Kemin Industries
  • O K Bio Systems
  • Visco Starch


Feed Binders Industry News

  • In 2022, Jordan’s Manaseer Group developed mineral based feed additive with mycotoxins binding abilities. The product will help to reduce harmful effects of mycotoxins feed-related such as Alfatoxin B1.
  • In 2021, Avitech Nutrition launched TriSorb. It is a premium toxin binder for the animal nutrition feed industry. The product is designed to combat mycotoxins using the distinctive ABC principles of Adsorption, Biotransformation and Colonisation.

The feed binders market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry, with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue and volume (USD Million) (Tons) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, by Source, 2018 – 2032

  • Natural
  • Synthetic

Market, by Type, 2018 – 2032

  • Lignosulfonates
  • Plant Gums & Starches
  • Gelatin
  • Molasses
  • Clays
  • Others

Market, by Livestock, 2018 – 2032

  • Poultry
  • Aquaculture
  • Swine
  • Pet
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
    • Rest of Latin America
  • MEA
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA
Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Kunal Ahuja

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global feed binders market was valued at USD 4.2 billion in 2023 and will grow at 5.3% CAGR between 2024 and 2032, driven by increasing demand for pelleted feed.

The natural binders source segment will hold over 65% of the market share by 2032, driven by the increasing need for improved feed efficiency and sustainability.

Asia Pacific feed binders market held a decent share in 2023 and will expand rapidly till 2032, driven by the expansion of the livestock and aquaculture industries.

Adisseo, ADM, Alltech, BASF SE, Borregaard, Cargill, DSM, DuPont, Kemin Industries, and O K Bio Systems among others.

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