Animal Feed Prebiotics Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Type (Fructo – Oligosaccharide, Galacto – Oligosaccharide, Inulin, Others), By Animal Type (Swine, Poultry, Ruminant, Aquatic, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Jan 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061614295
  • Pages : 135

Prebiotics are useful non-digestible chemicals that encourage the growth of good bacteria in the host's gut. Prebiotics aid the immune system, enhancing the well-being of animals. Because of the increase in meat consumption, the market for feed prebiotics has been expanding. One of the main sources of proteins, enzymes, and minerals that are essential for growth and development is thought to be meat and its derivatives. The health and well-being and metabolism of animals are improved by prebiotics in their feed. Additionally, the incorporation of prebiotics in animal feed improves immunological function, animal productivity, and digestion, all of which are predicted to contribute to market expansion. Prebiotics has become the antibiotic replacement as many nations have banned the use of antibiotics as growth boosters in animal feed. According to a study published in February 2020 by the Dongguan University of Technology, China, the usage of antibiotics in the feed altered the behavior of genes related to ciprofloxacin, oxytetracycline, and other development of resistance during the composting of pig dung. Therefore, the global market demand for prebiotics in animal feed will be driven by country-level restrictions on the use of antibiotics in animal feed.

Rising meat consumption and animal-derived products to drive growth

Producers have modified their production practices in response to the increased demand for meat from consumers worldwide. Livestock farmers also encounter a significant problem in producing high-quality, hygienic meat while meeting the expectations of the meat processing sector. For instance, the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) indicated that per capita consumption of poultry meat in Russia increased to 31.7 kg in 2019 from 29.5 kg in 2016. The demand for meat production is increasing as a result of expanding meat consumption, which has further raised the demand for feed prebiotics. According to the OECD, the United Kingdom's consumption of poultry meat climbed from 27.8 kg in 2016 to 28.3 kg in 2019. A per capita consumption of 17 kg made pork the second most consumed meat in 2019. Additionally, owing to the rising meat consumption in the European region, the production of pig meat grew from 23 million tonnes in 2020 to 23.4 million in 2021, according to Eurostat. The meat and poultry industries are also said to make up the largest portion of US agriculture, according to data from the North American Meat Institute. In addition, India has a sizable market base for dairy goods when it comes to derivative products. The National Dairy Development Board predicts that by 2030, India's demand for dairy products will amount to 266.5 million metric tonnes. As a result, it is anticipated that meat output would increase along with rising meat consumption, which will likely have a substantial global impact on the market for feed prebiotics as well.

Ban on antibiotics to drive growth

Many governments adhere to tight rules to monitor and control the administration of antibiotics by enforcing prohibitions. The market's expansion has halted due to the widespread restriction on antibiotics. In China, for example, a trial effort to end the application of antibiotics in animal feed by 2020 was successfully begun in 2018. The Indian government outlawed the use of Colistin in cattle feed, poultry, and aquaculture farms in July 2019. The German Drug Act also aims to gradually cut back on the usage of antibiotics in cattle husbandry. Additionally, in January 2022, the European Union implemented new legislation that forbids routine antibiotic feeding of farm animals, which World Animal Protection deems to be the most advanced action ever. As a result, prebiotics has become the ultimate antibiotic substitute. Therefore, the global market demand for probiotics in animal feed will be driven by country-level restrictions concerning the use of antibiotics in animal feed.

Recent developments

ADM opened a research and development facility for animal health and nutrition in Switzerland in November 2021. The innovative facility was designed to create prebiotic feed additives to be used in aquaculture, pet nutrition, and livestock applications as well as to help the business build a solid market position.

COVID-19 Impact on the Animal Feed Prebiotics Market

The market for feed prebiotic additives was significantly affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. The meat sector suffered during that time as a result of restaurant closures during the lockdown and a change in consumer consumption habits. Less feed was produced as a result of this adverse effect, which also decreased the need for certain feed additives. The pandemic also had an impact on the supply chain and the production process, which caused significant losses for businesses. It had a significant effect on the feed business because the lockout caused many feed companies to close. The demand for these additives decreased as a result of the closure of feed factories. However, the industry is anticipated to expand steadily with bettering of the overall situation and the resumption of these services.

Animal Feed Prebiotics Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 Growth Rate  CAGR during the forecast period
 Base Year 2021
 Forecast Period  2023–2028
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments Covered  Type, Animal Type, And Geography
 Regions Covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies Covered Dupont, Alltech Inc, Solvay, Roquette Freres, Kemin Industries, DSM, Cargill 
 Customization Scope  Free report customization with purchase

Market Segmentation:

  • By Type
    • Fructo – Oligosaccharide
    • Galacto – Oligosaccharide
    • Inulin
    • Others
  • By Animal Type
    • Swine
    • Poultry
    • Ruminant
    • Aquatic
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • United Kingdom
      • Germany
      • France
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Indonesia
      • Australia
      • Others


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. COVID-19 Scenario

1.3. Market Definition

1.4. Market Segmentation



2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions



3.1. Research Highlights



4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Market Opportunities

4.4. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.4.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.4.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.4.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.4.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.4.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.5. Industry Value Chain Analysis



5.1. Introduction

5.2. Fructo – Oligosaccharide

5.3. Galacto – Oligosaccharide

5.4. Inulin 

5.5. Others 



6.1. Introduction

6.2. Poultry 

6.3. Swine

6.4. Ruminants

6.5. Aquatic

6.6. Others



7.1. Introduction

7.2. North America 

7.2.1. USA

7.2.2. Canada

7.2.3. Mexico

7.3. South America 

7.3.1. Brazil

7.3.2. Argentina

7.3.3. Others

7.4. Europe 

7.4.1. UK

7.4.2. Germany

7.4.3. France

7.4.4. Spain

7.4.5. Others

7.5. Middle East and Africa 

7.5.1. Saudi Arabia

7.5.2. UAE

7.5.3. Others

7.6. Asia Pacific 

7.6.1. China

7.6.2. Japan

7.6.3. India

7.6.4. South Korea 

7.6.5. Indonesia 

7.6.6. Australia 

7.6.7. Others



8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix



9.1. Dupont 

9.2. Alltech Inc 

9.3. Solvay 

9.4. Roquette Freres 

9.5. Kemin Industries 

9.6. DSM 

9.7. Cargill 


Alltech Inc


Roquette Freres

Kemin Industries