Forage Analysis Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID 19 Impact, And Trends By Target (Dry Matter, Fiber, Crude Protein, Others), By Method (Wet Chemistry, NIR (Near-Infrared Reflectance)), By Livestock (Cattle, Sheep, Equine), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2022 To 2027

  • Published : Dec 2022
  • Report Code : KSI061612290
  • Pages : 135

The forage analysis market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.48% to reach US$706.512 million by 2027, from US$455.386 million in 2020. 

Forage analysis is research conducted to examine the composition, quality, and compatibility of forage fed to cattle. The forage analysis market is being driven primarily by increased demand for high-quality fodder. Growing global demand for animal products has increased demand for high-quality fodder, which is favorably boosting the forage analysis market's growth. Strict feed analysis and quality standards are also assisting in the growth of the forage analysis industry. However, obstacles such as a lack of knowledge among farmers and forage manufacturers, as well as a lack of sufficient infrastructure, are limiting the market's growth. Additionally, growth and expansion of the agricultural business, particularly in developing nations, as well as advancements in fertilizers, will generate profitable prospects for the forage analysis market. On the other hand, a lack of fundamental supporting infrastructure is expected to provide a challenge to the industry throughout the projection period.

Growth Factors

The mandated analysis of safety and feed quality, as well as specialized testing services appearing as cost and time-effective options, are the primary factors driving the expansion of the forage analysis market. Furthermore, the market's expansion is aided by rapidly developing markets and undeveloped regions. The environmentally friendly method of yield improvement also helps the industry flourish. Several companies have collaborated to curate innovative products and solutions to boost market sales. Therefore these developments have been positively influencing the market and are anticipated to surge the market for forage analysis. For instance, Cargill Animal Nutrition has chosen Consumer Physics to partner with and market Reveal® to dairy producers in the United States. Reveal is a real-time forage analysis solution that puts the capability of a Cargill forage lab analysis in the palm of your hand by leveraging SCiO - Consumer Physics' smallest handheld Near-Infrared (NIR) spectrometer.

The requirement in dairy operations to drive growth

The quality of forage has a direct impact on the feed cost and milk production of a dairy operation. As the quality of the forage decreases, the amount of concentrate that needs to be fed to the livestock increases. Studies by the University of Kentucky have shown that additional grain cannot always overcome the decrease in forage quality, thus, resulting in lower milk production as compared to when higher quality forages are fed. Both these factors negatively impact income over feed cost and are often observed when lower-quality forages are fed. Therefore, to determine the quality of forages available to be fed or purchased, they must be tested by a forage testing laboratory, which is expected to drive growth in the forage analysis market. These results provide the nutritionists with the amount of each nutrient the forages can supply in a balanced ratio for the milking dairy herd, heifers, or dry cows. Moreover, these results can also be used to allocate forages to different groups of cows or heifers based on their needs, thus allowing one to utilize available forages in a dairy operation in the best way possible. This eminence of the process in dairy operations is thus projected to drive growth in the market.

Market Key Developments

  • In September 2021, Si-Ware Systems Inc., the developer of NeoSpectra material analysis systems utilizing single-chip FT-NIR spectrometers, announced a collaboration with Dairyland Laboratories, Inc., a major agricultural feeding and forage testing laboratory with clients in over 20 countries. The collaboration will leverage Si-NeoSpectra Ware's technology and Dairyland's feed testing expertise to provide on-demand findings, faster choices, and increased feed quality assurance. The collaboration ushers in a new age of agricultural technologies and in-field analysis. Dairyland's feed testing and NIR expertise, in conjunction with NeoSpectra Scanners, will enable customers to collect and evaluate feed composition on demand, enabling in-field judgment and variation management. Customers can properly evaluate moisture in real-time, discover quality trends and fluctuations, and filter incoming components for quality.

Product Offerings

  • FEEDIA - NOVATAN's active components have a specific effect on the ruminal population. The rumen is essential for protein digestion and helps ruminants maximize protein sources. At the same time, the rumen's natural balance is to degrade more protein than can be utilized, resulting in wasted protein. As a result, it provides increased protein valorization throughout the diet by minimizing waste in the form of ammonia and enhancing by-pass protein. It is a different solution including essential oils, aromatic chemicals, and trace elements.
  • NeoSpectra - The NeoSpectra scanner by SiWare is a rugged, portable NIR analyzer, always ready to analyze fresh and ensiled forages on the farm. Chopped and coarsely ground materials can easily be analyzed with the help of the NeoSpectra Scanner and Rotator. The customers have the option to select from hundreds of ready-to-use fresh, ensiled, and dried forage customizations from the NeoSpectra LabStore.

Forage Analysis Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
 Market Size Value in 2020  US$455.386 million
 Market Size Value in 2027  US$706.512 million
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 6.48% from 2020 to 2027
 Base Year  2020
 Forecast Period  2022–2027
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Million
 Segments Covered  Target, Method, Livestock, And Geography
 Regions Covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies Covered Cargill, Incorporated, SGS SA, Dodson & Horrell, Eurofins Scientific, Dairyland Laboratories Inc., Massey Feeds, DAIRY ONE, Cawood Scientific Limited, Servi-Tech, Inc.
 Customization Scope  Free report customization with purchase



  • By Target
    • Dry Matter
    • Fiber
    • Crude Protein
    • Others
  • By Method
    • Wet Chemistry
    • NIR (Near-Infrared Reflectance)
  • By Livestock
    • Cattle
    • Sheep
    • Equine
  • 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
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The forage analysis market is projected to reach a total market size of US$706.512 million by 2027.
Forage Analysis Market was valued at US$455.386 million in 2020.
The global forage analysis market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.48% during the forecast period.
Growing global demand for animal products has increased demand for high-quality fodder, which is favorably boosting the forage analysis market's growth.
Major industry players profiled as part of the forage analysis market report are Cargill, Incorporated, SGS SA, Dodson & Horrell, Eurofins Scientific, and Dairyland Laboratories Inc. among 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. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis



5.1. Introduction

5.2. Dry Matter

5.3. Fiber

5.4. Crude Protein

5.5. Others



6.1. Introduction

6.2. Wet Chemistry

6.3. NIR (Near-Infrared Reflectance)



7.1. Introduction

7.2. Cattle

7.3. Sheep

7.4. Equine



8.1. Introduction

8.2. North America

8.2.1. USA

8.2.2. Canada

8.2.3. Mexico

8.3. South America

8.3.1. Brazil

8.3.2. Argentina

8.3.3. Others

8.4. Europe 

8.4.1. United Kingdom

8.4.2. Germany

8.4.3. France

8.4.4. Spain

8.4.5. Others

8.5. Middle East and Africa

8.5.1. Saudi Arabia

8.5.2. UAE

8.5.3. Others

8.6. Asia Pacific

8.6.1. China

8.6.2. Japan

8.6.3. India

8.6.4. South Korea

8.6.5. Taiwan

8.6.6. Thailand

8.6.7. Others



9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

9.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix



10.1. Cargill, Incorporated

10.2. SGS SA

10.3. Dodson & Horrell

10.4. Eurofins Scientific

10.5. Dairyland Laboratories Inc.

10.6. Massey Feeds


10.8. Cawood Scientific Limited

10.9. Servi-Tech, Inc.

Cargill, Incorporated


Dodson & Horrell

Eurofins Scientific

Dairyland Laboratories Inc.

Massey Feeds


Cawood Scientific Limited

Servi-Tech, Inc.