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Liquid Feed Market Size - By Ingredients (Corn Steepwater, Molasses, Soluble, Whey, Supplement [Phosphoric Acid, Urea, Trace Minerals, Fats, Vitamins), By Livestock (Poultry, Ruminant, Aquaculture, Swine) & Forecast, 2021 - 2027

  • Report ID: GMI1788
  • Published Date: Jan 2022
  • Report Format: PDF

Liquid Feed Market Size

Liquid Feed Market size exceeded USD 71.5 billion in 2020 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of over 6% through 2027. Increasing globalization along with change in food habits pertaining to meat and processed meat consumption should drive overall industry growth. Increasing protein intake among health-conscious consumer should result in the consumption of more meat-based products in their diets, which is likely to fuel overall market statistics.

Liquid Feed Market

Additionally, consumers are switching towards ready-to-eat processed meat products consumption due to hectic lifestyle. The advancement in meat processing technology especially in manufacturing processed meat products is projected to increase the meat consumption as they contribute towards valuable animal proteins to human diets. Therefore, growing demand for meat-based food products should boost liquid feed market over the coming timeframe.

The spread of COVID-19 across the world has imposed lockdowns in major ports and cities. Also, it has resulted in temporary shutdown of business centers and manufacturing units. Therefore, it caused an increase in the prices for liquid feed as well as for its raw materials. However, the demand for liquid feed is stagnant during the COVID-19 pandemic as it comes under essential commodities for animal diet. Food and feed are considered essential categories during the COVID-19 spread.

The relaxation on transportation and import & export of essential good should support the supply of liquid feed in the market. Moreover, growing consumer health concerns due to increasing COVID-19 cases should lead to an increase in the demand animal based and meat-based products. These products are rich source of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and essential fats which helps to maintain good health. The continuous rise in the cost of raw material for liquid livestock feed is anticipated to hamper the product demand over the forecast period.

Whey, corn steepwater, condensed brewers soluble, condensed molasses fermentation soluble, lignin sulfonate and corn or milo distillers soluble are main ingredients for liquid feeds which are obtained as a by-product from other industries. These by-products are derived relatively more cheaply from other industries and can effectively be incorporated in liquid feed manufacturing. Product innovation and technological advancement may help in tackling cost issue to check product viability and variability.

Liquid Feed Market Analysis

Global Molasses-based Liquid Feed Market Size

Molasses based liquid feed market accounted for the largest share and exceeded USD 21.05 billion in 2020 and is anticipated to show a CAGR over 5.5% over the coming years. Molasses is highly effective in raising herd milk yields of dairy cows on simple low-cost silage and cake system with minimum cost in terms of investment. Additionally, the high palatability of molasses feeds makes them an ideal supplement for animal feed and helps enhance the nutritive value of feed.

Furthermore, molasses is one of the cheapest and low-cost energy supplements offered for cattle especially in areas near sugar mills. Fortified molasses can address protein deficiencies, while also supplying an energy supplement when properly mixed with urea, and with or without protein meal, Molasses is suitable for inclusion in the diets of all ruminant livestock and offer cost effective way to increase the palatability of feed and contribute towards good levels of energy and protein.

Global Liquid Feed Markets Size By Ruminant Livestock

Liquid feed market demand from ruminant livestock is expected to surpass USD 52.5 billion 2027. Liquid feeding has many advantages such as it can be easily digested and ideal ingredients that can be added to products such as cereal and maize feed of ruminants. In addition, it is believed that liquid feed supplements help enhance the nutrient value in ruminants. For instance, urea as an indirect source of protein in admixture with nutrients such as molasses, various sugars, alone or in combination with inert carriers.

Moreover, ruminants play an important role in sustainable agriculture. The land that is unsuitable for farming becomes more productive in nature with ruminants. Therefore, the farmers are more concern towards the diet of ruminates, where liquid feed supplements are given to ruminants to enhance their digestive health, enhance immunity and maintain the good health.

North America Liquid Feed Markets Size

North America liquid feed market was valued at over USD 21.7 billion in 2020 and expected to witness a CAGR of over 5% in the forecast period. The occurrence of various food chains and quick service restaurants along with change in eating habits of consumer led to increase in consumption of meat in North America region. Additionally, surging demand for high quality meat and meat products owing to increasing canned and frozen food consumption particularly in developed regions is likely to favor regional industry outlook.

Moreover, massive investments in R&D for product innovation from meat and meat-based products may contribute towards the regional industry expansion. Major companies are investing in new product launches for local & international markets. Additionally, Mexico is one of the leading feed manufacturing countries around the world that support the high demand for liquid feed. An increase in domestic consumption, the advent of new technologies, and the incorporation of healthy ingredients in animal feed are the key factors influencing the market growth for liquid feed in North America.

Liquid Feed Market Share

Global liquid feed market is fragmented in nature due to presence of various industrial participants and the steady entry of new players in the market.

  • Archers Daniel Midland
  • Liquid Feeds International
  • Cargill Inc
  • Midwest Liquid Feeds, LLC
  • Cattle-Lac Liquid Feed
  • Alliance Liquid Feeds LLC
  • Voermol Feeds
  • Double S Liquid Feed Services, Inc,

are some of the players in the market holding lucrative share.

Also, players in the market are applying various strategies including product advancement to compete in the market. For instance, Liquid Feeds International company sources high quality sugarcane molasses from Louisiana which is an 84 BRIX cane molasses. Sugar and molasses supplements increase the digestibility of diet dry and organic matter and increase feed intake as well as microbial production in the rumen.

Major industry players cater their products to a wide range of livestock that include ruminant, poultry, swine, aquaculture, and many others. Moreover, in order to strengthen the market position, key players are engaged in several activities include product development & innovations, mergers, acquisitions, and others.

For instance, In October 2021, BASF and Cargill expanded their partnership in the animal nutrition business. The companies added their research and development capabilities to enhance their market position in Brazil and Middle East & Africa Region.

The liquid feed market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume (Kilo Tons) and revenue in USD (Million) from 2016 to 2027 for the following segments:

By Ingredients

  • Molasses
  • Corn Steepwater
  • Whey
  • Soluble
  • Supplements
    • Urea
    • Phosphoric Acid
    • Vitamins
    • Trace Minerals
    • Fats
    • Others
  • Others

By Livestock  

  • Ruminant
  • Poultry
  • Swine
  • Aquaculture
  • Other

The above information has been provided for the following regions:

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


Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Sarita Bayas

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global liquid feed market share surpassed a valuation of $71.5 billion in 2020 and is estimated to showcase a CAGR of more than 6% through 2027.

Molasses-based liquid feed demand is set to depict more than 5.5% CAGR through 2027 as the ingredient is highly palatable and effective in increasing the milk-yielding capacity of dairy cows without incurring too many costs.

The overall market forecast from ruminant livestock is predicted to exceed $52.5 billion by 2027 as liquid feeding has several advantages for animals, such as ease in digestion and enhancing the nutritive value in ruminants, among others.

Organizations, such as Archers Daniel Midland, Liquid Feeds International, Midwest Liquid Feeds, LLC, Cargill Inc, Cattle-Lac Liquid Feed, Voermol Feeds, and Alliance Liquid Feeds LLC, among many others, are involved in the production of liquid feeds for their clients across the world.

Liquid Feed Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2020
  • Companies covered: 20
  • Tables & Figures: 264
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