Feed Acidifiers: A Global Strategic Business Report
San Jose, California (PRWEB) February 22, 2012
Follow us on LinkedIn – Much in contrast to popular opinion, the use of organic/inorganic acids and salts as feed acidifiers in animal diet has been a long-standing concept. The livestock industry has been using both organic and inorganic acids for promoting animal health for over three decades. However, the complete ban on use of Antibiotic Growth Promoters (AGPs) by EU in 2006, sparked an aggressive search for new alternatives, thus bringing life to latent interest and demand for non-antibiotic substitutes such as probiotics and feed acidifiers. During the recent years, the concept of feed acidification witnessed growth in several European and Asian countries and end-users are seen increasingly seeking complete technical information relating to mould inhibitors, acids, and antioxidants. The trend illustrates rising awareness among end-users regarding feed acidification benefits. Increased focus on feed hygiene and various initiatives taken up by Governments across the globe for promoting the use of clean, natural and safe feed is also expected to drive market prospects for feed acidifiers.
Use of feed acidifiers has been more predominant in the swine feed segment over the years as compared to other livestock segments. However, considering the growing importance of maintaining hygiene not only in animal production but also for cattle and pets, feed acidifiers is expected to become an essential feed ingredient for all animal species across the globe. Product innovation would continue to play a crucial role in differentiating products in the feed acidifers marketplace. R&D efforts in the upcoming years would be focused on technology innovations that limit the acid’s reactivity with feed ingredients and enhances its anti-microbial effects on animal gastro-intestinal system.
As stated by the new market research report on Feed Acidifiers, Europe continues to remain the largest regional market, primarily attributed to its large pig and poultry populations. Demand for feed acidifiers remains strong in developed regions supported largely by legislations that ban the use of antibiotics in feed, and steady demand for meat in these countries. Organic acids based feed acidifiers with their high nutritional value and antimicrobial benefits, score the maximum gains under such a scenario. Major countries dominating the production scene for feed acidifiers include the US, China, Brazil, Mexico, and Japan. In the developing regions like Latin America, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, on the other hand, demand is also on the rise, although supported by factors, which are quite different from those driving growth in the developed markets. The current unsustainable rise in raw material prices plaguing the animal production industry is bringing back focus on the use of cost efficient additives/acidifiers. Asia, besides being one of the major habitats for swine and poultry, also holds a major share in the world aquaculture and fish farming sectors. The region holds considerable potential for acid-based products used in preservation of fish as well as fish byproducts, for the production of high-quality fish meal.
In the upcoming years, issues of concern and interest will revolve around appropriate doses of acids and salts for maximum effectiveness. Also on cards is expansion of application areas from the hitherto confined use in swine feed to aquaculture and poultry feeds. The future is expected to witness high sales of acidifiers that are protected through coatings or encapsulation. Growth is expected to take place at a rapid pace compared to normal feed acidifiers. While propionic acid, fumaric acid, formic acid, and their salts comprise the most widely used animal feed acidifiers across the globe, citric acid and feed phosphates find niche applications in the US. Citric acid and fumaric acid in particular are widely used feed acidifiers for swine diet in the US.
Major players in the marketplace include Addcon Group GmbH, BASF SE, Biomin GmbH, Furst-McNess, Impextraco Belgium, Jefo Nutrition, Inc., Kemin Europa NV, Kemira Oyj, Novus International, Inc., Perstorp AB, Purac America, Trouw Nutrition Netherlands, and Yara International ASA, among others.
The research report titled "Feed Acidifiers: A Global Strategic Business Report" announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, issues, drivers, company profiles, and key strategic industry activities. Product segments analyzed include Formic Acid, Lactic Acid, Fumaric Acid, and Propionic Acid among others. The study presents market estimates and projections for feed acidifiers across all key geographic segments, including US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Latin America, and Rest of World.
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