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Non-Protein Nitrogen in Feed Market size to exceed $1.2bn by 2027

  • Published Date: August 23, 2021

Non-Protein Nitrogen in Feed Market size is set to surpass USD 1.2 billion by 2027, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights Inc.

The global non-protein nitrogen in feed industry is growing at a significant pace due to surging demand from animal husbandry and increasing expenses to maintain proper animal health. Huge application scope in the animal feed additives industry is expected to drive market growth. Increased intake of dry roughage, the high nitrogen content of over 40%, and reduced weight loss have augmented the overall industry size.

Ammonia product segment to witness over 2.5% CAGR through 2027 owing to increasing demand for low-cost protein alternatives.

Ammonia plays a vital role in the process of microbial protein synthesis in livestock animals. Many low-protein feeds and by-products of the milling industry have been ammoniated and fed as sources of nitrogen for ruminants. Low-protein feed, such as beet pulp or rice hulls, is allowed to react with ammonia under high pressure and temperature. This high protein feed is then fermented by bacteria in rumens’ stomachs.

Ammoniation of roughages has gained wide acceptance among livestock farmers, particularly as a way of making a protein-rich feedstuff from rice hulls, citrus pulps, molasses, com stove, wheat straws, and other crop residues during drought years. Studies on feed analyses routinely show an increase in crude protein content of wheat straw by 4% to 6% by carrying out ammoniation. Key benefits, such as low cost and easy availability, have enhanced the demand for ammonia as additives in animal feeds.

Liquid form segment is set to register over 3.5% CAGR between 2021 and 2027 owing to benefits offered during preparation and excellent bioavailability.

Key advantages offered by liquid form including lower farm labor input, dustiness, wastage, and overall shrink will drive segment expansion. Moreover, excellent mixing homogeneity and high bioavailability offered by liquid form are anticipated to increase the product adoption rate. Growing focus of manufacturers toward the development of suspension liquid supplements and blended liquid supplements will create new avenues for segment dominance.

Browse key industry insights spread across 350 pages 288 market data tables and 7 figures & charts from the report “Non-Protein Nitrogen in Feed Market Size, By Product (Urea [By Form {Dry, Liquid}, By Livestock {Swine, Poultry, Ruminant}], Ammonia [By Form {Dry, Liquid}, By Livestock {Swine, Poultry, Ruminant}]), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2027in detail along with the table of contents:


Increasing product utilization in the poultry industry to fuel the non-protein nitrogen in feed industry demand.

Non-protein nitrogen in feed market from poultry segment is forecast to grow at a CAGR of over 2.5% by 2027 owing to steady growth in the poultry industry and a need for enhancing growth & immunity. Robust growth in the poultry industry accompanied by growing meat & egg consumption will foster segment growth. Global poultry consumption is increasing significantly at a growth rate of more than 4%. Key factors including the increasing middle-class population, short production cycles, low product prices, and production costs are major driving factors in the poultry segment growth in emerging economies.

Rising cattle population and feed production in North America will propel product demand.

Countries including the U.S. and Canada are key meat & dairy manufacturers in North America. The region is characterized by high per capita meat consumption and the availability of feed-grade raw materials such as corn, soybeans, molasses, barley, urea, ammonia, etc. For instance, the per capita meat consumption in the U.S. was 264 pounds per person in 2020. Furthermore, as per the Alltech Global Feed Survey, the production of feed in North America reached 236.0 million tons, accounting for around 20.9% share in the global feed production in 2019. The requirement for improved fodder quality rich in proteins to produce superior meat quality will augment regional industry demand.

Key market participants in the non-protein nitrogen in feed market are Alltech Inc., ADM, Yara International, Borealis, The Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, Incitec Pivot Limited, Kay Dee Feed Company, Nutri Feeds, and PetroLeo Brasileiro.

According to market trends, several market players are involved in various strategies and initiatives including capacity expansion, technological advancements, product innovations, joint venture partnerships, and mergers & acquisitions to gain substantial market share.

Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Amit Rawat