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Protein Market for Animal Feed Application by Product (Plant Protein, Animal Protein, Alternative Protein) and Livestock (Poultry, Swine, Cattle, Aquaculture, Petfood, Equine) Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Livestock Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2022 – 2030

  • Report ID: GMI5166
  • Published Date: Jul 2022
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Overview

Protein Market for animal feed application size exceeded USD 280 billion in 2021 and is estimated to grow at over 5% CAGR from 2022 to 2030. Animal Feed protein Ingredients witnessed a market share that exceeded USD 195 billion in 2021 and is expected to grow at over 6.5% CAGR from 2022 to 2030.

protein market outlook for animal feed application

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Plant-based proteins are rich in fiber and lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Plant-based proteins include a high concentration of essential amino acids and are an important source of protein for animal feed. It provides plenty of nutrients, antioxidants, and fiber that can improve animal health.

Plant-based proteins are categorized into soy, rapseed, hemp, rice, pea, and other sources. The hemp diet is expected to grow significantly due to increased demand for pet and animal foods due to its high protein content. In addition, soybean meal is highly volatile and is a major source of protein especially for aquatic animals, poultry, and pig feed thus promoting the protein market.

Increased consumption of meat and seafood products and technological advances in meat processing especially in North America will increase the demand for protein feed additive. Further, plant-based proteins are a rich source of fats and carbohydrates that are important for fish growth.

The food industry has faced a number of challenges by 2020, as well as the agricultural and food industries. Feed production in some regions, namely the European and African regions, has identified more challenges than others. As a result of the COVID-19 disaster, an increase in e-commerce has been observed worldwide. However, global feed production is expected to grow at a significant global rate during the forecast period.

Growing consumer inclination towards plant-based feed additives and associated health benefits offered by oilseed-based meals on animal health should drive product demand

protein market from soy product

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According to market insights reports, Soy is a prominent product in the plant-protein industry and is set to witness over 5% CAGR from 2022 to 2030. Continuous increase in demand for protein meals for livestock has been the major driver for oilseed production in recent years. Increasing demand for compound-based feed and protein meal consumption grows at a similar rate as animal production. Rising concern & consumer inclination towards plant-based protein ingredients such as soy-based proteins should drive product demand.

In recent years, the acceptance of plant-based foods and beverages among consumers has skyrocketed due to the wide range of product availability, enhanced product development and re-branding of plant-based proteins, and the wide range of alternatives available. Furthermore, the easy availability of soy products at comparatively lower cost than other products is anticipated to augment the protein market for animal feed application growth.

Escalating consumer shift towards processed poultry products due to low cost and ease of processing is expected to drive the market

protein market for poultry

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Poultry livestock is an important part of the market and is set to witness over 4.5% CAGR from 2022 to 2030 owing to the growing demand for poultry meat in food & beverage industry. Rise in demand for packaged and processed meat along with significant growth in food processing technologies should drive the protein market share growth for animal feed application. There is increased consumer demand for natural and organic food products due to the health benefits of the products.

Meat such as beef, chicken, and pork is processed prior to the packaging process using a variety of measures including smoking, rubbing, and curing. These measures improve the taste and maintain the quality of the product for a long time. Concerns about rapid health and increased consumption of ready-to-eat food products should boost the market habits of poultry processing equipment.

An increase in per capita poultry meat production and consumption will fuel the market demand in the Asia Pacific region

protein market by region

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Asia Pacific dominates the protein market for animal feed application because of the growing influence and awareness of animal health supported by financial assistance through government subsidies and schemes. In addition, the presence of large-scale food processing industries especially in China, India, Japan, and Vietnam is likely to have a positive impact on the regional industry. In addition, increasing demand for frozen and minced meat products may increase regional market share.

In addition, the growth in poultry production in developing countries such as India, Taiwan, and Vietnam is due to the shift in poultry production from backstage to major retail activity in recent years. This practice has led farmers to adopt new animal feed systems, which are expected to support commercial growth.

New product development along with acquisition, and expansion is among the primary business strategies adopted by manufacturers

Protein industry for animal feed application share is fragmented in nature with a large number of multinational players along with regional manufacturers. Some of the key players in the market include Hamlet Protein A/S, E.I. Du Pont Nemours and Company, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Nordic Soy Oy, Deep Branch Biotechnology, CHS Inc, Agriprotein Gmbh, Darling Ingredients, Innovafeed, Ynsect. The key players in the market are mainly focusing on new product launches, acquisitions, and expansion in developing and developed economies to capture a good market share.

In March 2022, Ynsect acquired Jord Producers, a mealworm producer in the U.S. The acquisition is likely to help Ynsect to enter the fast-growing backyard chicken feed sector in U.S. Furthermore, it should help the company in expanding insects’ proteins in the U.S and strengthen its position in the U.S. pet food market.

In March 2022, InnovaFeed, which is a French-based insect ingredient producer collaborated with ADM to expand its presence in the U.S. pet food market. Both companies signed a strategic partnership agreement, which will help InnovaFeed to expand its market reach and strengthen ADM’s market position in the developing insect protein market.

The Protein Market for Animal Feed Application report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecasts in terms of volume in Kilotons and revenue in USD Million from 2022 to 2030 for the following segments:

By Product

  • Plant Protein
  • Animal Protein
  • Alternative Protein

By Livestock

  • Poultry
  • Swine
  • Cattle
  • Aquaculture
  • Pet Food
  • Equine

The above information has been provided on a regional and country basis for the following:

By Region

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


Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Tushar Malkani

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The protein industry size for animal feed application had crossed USD 280 billion in 2021 and is slated to record a 5% CAGR through 2030 with expanding livestock production, such as poultry, swine, and cattle coupled with the growing consumption of meat, eggs, and milk.

The protein market share for animal feed application from the poultry livestock segment is expected to strike a 4.5% CAGR between 2022 and 2030 due to the increasing need for packaged and processed meat, and the higher deployment of food processing technologies.

Soy products lead the plant-protein industry for animal feed application and the segment is poised to observe a 5% CAGR through 2030 due to the continuously increasing demand for protein meals for livestock.

Asia Pacific protein market for animal feed application is expected to expand through 2030 owing to the increasing influence and awareness of animal health, with rising financial assistance through government subsidies and schemes.

Some of the key market players worldwide are E.I. Du Pont Nemours and Company, Agriprotein Gmbh, Nordic Soy Oy, Innovafeed, Darling Ingredients, Hamlet Protein A/S, and Archer Daniels Midland Company, among others.

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  • Base Year: 2021
  • Companies covered: 26
  • Tables & Figures: 2840
  • Countries covered: 23
  • Pages: 1750

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