Growth Opportunities in the Trace Minerals in Feed Market

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The global Trace minerals in feed market size is estimated to be valued at USD 472 million in 2020 and is expected to reach a value of USD 608 million by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 5.2% during the forecast period. Factors such increase in the production of compound feed, increase in demand for animal protein in human diet, the growing  importance of animal nutrition in livestock production shas driven the market for trace minerals into further growth. 

Trace Minerals in Feed Market

COVID-19 Impact on the Trace minerals in feed Market: 

COVID-19 impact on the feed consumption has directed affected the consumption of meat and livestock products and byproducts, such as milk, eggs. This is majorly due to feed supply shortages as a resut of the shutdown of many facilitirs and completed lockdown in majority of the important countries.

Moreover, there is an increased skeptism among consuemrs towards the consumption of poultry products due to the scare of the virus (COVID-19) getting transmitted to humans through the consumption. This has reduced the demand of animal feed in the global market.  

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However, trace minerals such as zinc are extremely essential in the diet of animals as well as humans to ensure optimum health.  Zinc works as an antiviral agent by preventing the replication of RNA viruses. It does this by inhibiting RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRP), an enzyme that causes the replication of RNA viruses, like the coronavirus or many others that are known to affect livestock and poultry. In addition to zinc, the trace minerals selenium, copper and manganese are required by the body and play a role in the adaptive and innate immune functions of animals. 

Opportunity: Increase in the bioavailability of trace minerals

Bioavailability refers to the proportion of nutrients in food products, which is absorbed and utilized by the body of animals. In addition, utilization is the process of transportation, cellular assimilation, and conversion to a biologically active form. With the permissible limits being imposed on the use of trace elements in feed to reduce environmental risks, livestock farmers have not been able to improve feed conversion efficiency in livestock without providing a higher dosage of mineral supplements, as these elements are not easily absorbed by the digestive systems of animals. However, high demand is expected from unorganized livestock farmers and cooperative societies in developing countries. Therefore, manufacturers are developing techniques to supply these inorganic trace elements in organic forms, which would increase the bioavailability of these compounds and improve the productivity of livestock. The most commonly available trace elements in the organic form include copper, zinc, selenium, and chromium. The awareness about the benefits of organic mineral chelates among farmers is essential to bring a significant shift in the market demand for mineral supplements. 

Challenge : High prices associated with trace minerals as an additive   

Feed products are one of the major factors that add to the overall cost of livestock production. It accounts for nearly 70% of the total livestock production cost. According to the FAO, of the total feed of cost, 95% is used to meet the energy and protein requirements of the livestock, 3%–4% is used for major mineral, trace mineral, and vitamin requirements, and 1%–2% for other feed additives. Feed manufacturers assemble various cereals and their by-products, amino acids, vitamin & mineral supplements, and feed additives on a low-cost basis by taking into consideration the nutrient contents and the unit cost of each of these products.

The raw material prices for mineral sources, such as zinc and copper, tend to fluctuate based on movements in the London Metal Exchange (LME) or due to high import duties imposed in specific countries. In certain cases, a limited supply of scrap material also pushes the prices of raw materials up, which, in turn, leading to an increase in the prices of trace minerals. These high prices usually lead to the low adoption of these minerals by livestock breeders .The iron segment of the trace minerals in feed market is projected to account for the largest share, by type

Amino acids, by chelate type, is estimated to account for the largest market share during the forecast period

Amino acids are considered an ideal chelator due to their ability to be easily absorbed in the animal body. This is due to the attachment of amino acids to the mineral molecules that create a more stable structure, which helps the minerals survive in the acidic environment of the stomach. Furthermore, trace minerals are protected from various bacteria present in the body of animals, and enzymes are unable to degrade it. It also inhibits the antagonistic action between metal ions and decreases the breaking down of vitamins in the feed. This is due to their ability to be easily absorbed in the body for the normal functioning of protein synthesis. This increases the absorption of minerals directly in the intestinal wall, along with amino acid ligands, to which they are bonded.

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Europe  is the fastest-growing market during the forecast period in the global Trace minerals in feed market

The European market is one of the largest consumers of trace minerals in feed and is growing at a moderate rate. The wide-scale use of trace minerals in European animal nutrition is attributed to the European Commission’s focus on reducing input costs and enhancing animal health in the early stages of growth. The use of trace minerals in animal nutrition depends on factors such as cost-effectiveness, availability, policies, and regulations. Favorable conditions, such as rules pertaining to the use of feed materials, requirements for feed hygiene, and regulations pertaining to undesirable substances in feed set by the European Commission, have had a positive impact on the feed industry, which is projected to drive the growth of the trace minerals in feed market in Europe.

This report includes a study on the marketing and development strategies, along with a study on the product portfolios of the leading companies operating in the Trace minerals in feed market. It consists of the profiles of leading companies such Cargill, Incorporated (US), (US), BASF SE (Germany), Bluestar Adisseo Co., Ltd (China), Koninklijke DSM N.V. (Netherlands), Nutreco N.V. (Netherlands), Alltech (US), Zinpro (US), Orffa (Netherlands), Novus International (US), Kemin Industries, Inc. (US), Lallemand, Inc. (Canada), Virbac (France),  Global Animal Nutrition (US), Dr. Paul Lohmann Gmbh & Co. KGAA (Germany), Biochem Zusatzstoffe (Germany),  Veterinary Professional Services Ltd. (Vetpro) (New Zealand), Chemlock Nutrition Corporation (US), dr. eckel animal nutrition gmbh & co.kG (Germany),  Vetline (India), Green Mountain Nutritional Services Inc. (US), Biorigin (Brazil), Tanke (China), JH Biotech, Inc. (US), QualiTech, Inc. (US)..

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