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Protein Hydrolysate Market for Animal Feed Application - By Source (Animal Protein Hydrolysate, Fish Protein Hydrolysate, Plant Protein Hydrolysate, Milk Protein Hydrolysate), By Form (Paste, Powder), By Livestock, By Technology & Forecast, 2021 - 2027

  • Report ID: GMI2413
  • Published Date: Jun 2021
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Industry Trends

Protein Hydrolysate Market for Animal Feed Application size exceeded USD 600 Million in 2020 and is estimated to grow at over 5.5% CAGR between 2021 and 2027. Growing demand for fish protein hydrolysate from application industries along with increasing government mandates regarding fish waste disposal is projected to boost the market growth.

Protein Hydrolysate Market

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Rising demand for healthy & safe animal feed along with growing awareness about livestock health will propel protein hydrolysates industry for animal feed application. Protein hydrolysates are used as a feed for various livestock species owing to its high nutritional value, thereby driving the industry growth and is expected to surpass USD 880 million by 2027. It provides high levels of protein, with a good amino acid profile, in a highly digestible format for the animal.

Protein hydrolysate is an important animal feed ingredient as it optimizes the growth of livestock including swine, goat, sheep, bovine and chicken to produce meat. The product demand from swine livestock segment is projected to witness over 5.5% CAGR over the forecast period. Increasing meat production & processing due to government technical and financial assistance will drive animal feed industry growth, thereby driving the protein hydrolysate market for animal feed application. The global market for animal feed protein ingredients is set to cross USD 555 billion by 2032.

The protein hydrolysates industry is witnessing a rise in strategic partnerships between manufacturers and raw material providers. Companies aim to reduce challenges in procuring fresh raw materials through such sourcing partnerships which seek to reduce the distance between ingredient manufacture and raw materials by developing production facilities in the vicinity of raw material providers.

Increased usage of fish protein hydrolysate in aquafeed as proteins help aquatic animals to achieve optimum growth & health, perform metabolic functions and serve as components of cellular membranes thereby driving segment growth

Global protein hydrolysate market

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Increasing demand for fish owing to rising population growth, urbanization and increasing incomes in emerging economies such as China, India, Brazil and Mexico should drive the aquaculture sector and stimulate requirement of protein hydrolysates. The market from fish protein hydrolysate is anticipated to exceed USD 330 million by 2027. Aquaculture production in India surpassed 7 million tons in 2018 which represents tremendous growth potential.

Protein requirements for fish generally increase with growth and also vary according to water quality, water temperature, and rearing environment. Protein hydrolysates are used in the aquaculture feed in order to enhance marine fish growth and survival. In commercially manufactured feeds for shrimp culture, fish meal is the main protein source added in the feed at 25% to 50% by weight, which is the most expensive protein ingredient.

High solubility with water and convenient packaging in paper bags should drive protein hydrolysate demand in paste industry

Global protein hydrolysate market for animal feed application from paste form is projected to surpass USD 375 million by 2027 owing to high solubility with water and convenient packaging in paper bags and high-density polyethylene drums. The product’s rich content of water-soluble proteins, trace elements and vitamins make them ideal ingredients for pet food and aquaculture feed products. The paste form of these products enhances digestibility particularly in aquaculture species with shorter gastrointestinal systems such as shellfish, prawns, and salmon fry.

Fish protein hydrolysates are available in the powdered form extracted from various fish wastes such as heads, bones, fins, scales, skin, viscera, gills and muscles after various processing methods. Fish protein hydrolysate market from powdered form is expected to register over 4.5% CAGR from 2021 to 2027. Fish protein is extracted from these wastes followed by acid hydrolysis or enzymatic process and the hydrolysate obtained is spray dried to obtain dry powder.  

Higher yield and cost-effective nature are supporting acid hydrolysis technology’s demand growth

Global Protein Hydrolysate Market

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Global protein hydrolysate market for animal feed application from acid hydrolysis production technology was valued at around USD 215 million in 2020 and is expected to register over 5% CAGR between 2021 and 2027 on account of wider acceptance due to higher yield and cost effectiveness. Fish protein hydrolysates, animal protein hydrolysates, milk protein hydrolysates are produced using acid hydrolysis process by reacting them with hydrochloric or sulfuric acid at high temperature and pressure.

Fish waste and discarded marine waste are used as raw materials for recovering high end fish hydrolysate products along with bio active peptides and compounds. Acid hydrolysis of proteins is used more commonly than hydrolysis under alkaline conditions. It is considered as a conventional method for producing protein hydrolysates, used to break peptide bonds under high temperature and pressure and thereby consumes less time and cost.

Extensive adoption of Atlantic salmon protein hydrolysate in pet food owing to greater absorption of amino acids in dogs and cats as compared to whole proteins should propel segment growth

Fish Protein Hydrolysate Market

Global protein hydrolysate market from salmon fish is likely to grow with the CAGR of 4.5% through 2027 owing to their extensive adoption in pet food due to greater absorption of amino acids in dogs and cats as compared to whole proteins which ensure efficient delivery of nutrients to bodily tissues. The distinct salmon smell and taste also enhance the palatability of feed for cats and dogs. Growing urbanization, rise in nuclear families and increasing pet adoption in 2020 primarily to alleviate feelings of loneliness during the coronavirus-induced lockdowns should drive market forecasts.

Additionally, anchovy, tilapia and tuna are the widely used fish species in production of fish protein hydrolysate for animal feed application. Anchovy protein hydrolysates are produced using endogenous and commercial enzymes and is expected to register more than 4% CAGR during the forecast period.

Anchovy fish protein hydrolysates have high nutritional value whereas tilapia protein hydrolysates is a popular protein hydrolysate manufactured from tilapia waste. These byproducts are usually containing considerable amounts of proteins that are known to possess high nutritional value with respect to essential amino acid (AA) composition and rich protein content varying from 15% to 60%. Due to their high nutritional value, they are widely used in various animal feed application including aquaculture and pets.

Substantial demand for protein hydrolysate from animal feed industry is supporting market growth in Asia Pacific region

Asia Pacific Protein Hydrolysate Market

Asia Pacific protein hydrolysate market for animal feed application is set to exceed USD 275 Million by 2027 owing to growing aquaculture industry and significant demand for protein hydrolysate from the aquaculture industry. Growing marine aquaculture production has led to rise in salmon, mollusks, and shrimp feed owing to advancement in technology and various techniques which will drive the regional industry outlook.

China is the largest aquaculture producer and fish protein hydrolysate market in the region is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 4% over the projected timeframe. The country accounted for majority of share in the regional market. In 2018, total aquaculture are resources in China amounted to over 7 million hectares owing to rising demand for seafood and high-quality fish products. Rising investment in improving cultivation & extraction technology, rise in per capita consumption, and changing perceptions on nutrition is likely to boost the country’s market share. 

Exclusive product launches and research & development activities to be key business strategies incorporated by manufacturers

Protein hydrolysate market for animal feed application share is moderately fragmented owing to presence of various industrial participants.  Key market players include Hofseth Biocare ASA, 3D Corporation Solution, Great Pacific Bioproducts Ltd., Nutrifish, C.R. Brown Enterprises, Marutham Bio Ages Innovation (P) Ltd., SOPROPECHE and Scanbio Marine Group.

Companies are also involved in strategic alliances to enhance marketing & distribution activities and achieve competitive advantage. BRF Ingredients, a provider of food, pharma and feed ingredients is a strategic partner of the NAN Group, a Vietnamese supplier of animal nutrition ingredients. This partnership combines the advantages of BRF’s ample raw material sources and technical expertise in the production of poultry protein hydrolysates with the sales & marketing capabilities of NAN Group.

Companies are focusing on including natural products and growth promoters in animal nutrition to increase performance and immune regulation along with obtaining better feed quality. Technological advancements supported by new product development drive the overall industry landscape.  

Protein Hydrolysate Market for Animal Feed Application 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:

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By Source

  • Animal Protein Hydrolysate
    • Bovine
    • Poultry
    • Pig
    • Other meat
  • Fish Protein Hydrolysate
    • Anchovy
    • Tilapia
    • Tuna
    • Sardine
    • Atlantic Salmon
    • Others
  • Plant Protein Hydrolysate
    • Soy
    • Sunflower
    • Other plant
  • Milk Protein Hydrolysate
    • Whey
    • Casein

By Form

  • Paste
  • Powder

By Livestock

  • Poultry
    • Broilers
    • Layers
  • Swine
  • Cattle
  • Calves
  • Aquaculture
    • Salmon
    • Trouts
    • Shrimps
    • Others
  • Equine
  • Pet

By Technology

  • Acid Hydrolysis
  • Enzymatic Hydrolysis

The above information has been provided for the following regions:

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


Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Sarita Bayas

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Protein hydrolysate market for animal feed application exceeded USD 600 million in 2020 and should grow at a CAGR of over 5.5% through 2027.

The demand for paste form of protein hydrolysate for animal feed application could surpass USD 375 million by 2027 on account of high-water solubility and convenient packaging.

Acid hydrolysis production technology segment reached USD 215 million in 2020 and could expand at a 5% CAGR up to 2027 owing to higher yield and cost effectiveness.

Asia Pacific protein hydrolysate industry for animal feed application could reach an annual valuation of USD 275 million by the end of 2027.

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