Feed Acidifiers: A Global Strategic Business Report
San Jose, CA (Vocus) October 8, 2010
Global meat consumption is on the rise worldwide especially in developing countries where improvements in standard of living and disposable income is resulting in people living better and eating healthy. The global push for higher protein diets will inevitably lead to a spurt in per capita consumption of meat thereby indirectly resulting in increased demand for natural and organic feed additives and ingredients. Feed acidifiers as a natural antibiotic free nutritious animal diet is expected to register healthy growth over the coming years. On the other hand, ban on animal feed antibiotics has thrown the spotlight on “acidifiers” as one of the next most feasible and functional alternative. Following the ban, use of organic and inorganic acids as feed acidifiers provides a highly beneficial and functional alternative that has been quick to fill in the void. Powered by its characteristics such as high nutritional value and its demonstrated effectiveness as an antimicrobial agent, incorporation of acidifiers into piglet feed is already a standard norm in the swine industry.
Europe represents the largest as well as fastest growing region for feed acidifiers worldwide, as stated by the new market research report on Feed Acidifiers. The European feed acidifiers market is portended to continue its dominance over the coming years. Western Europe constitutes the leading market in terms of consumption of formic acid. Large-scale use is primarily attributed to the existence of silage and animal feed preservation markets in the region. The US represents the other prominent market for feed acidifiers, growing at a compounded annual rate of more than 4.0% over the analysis period.
Propionic Acid constitutes the largest product segment. Growth-wise, Fumaric Acid is projected to be the fastest growing product segment in the global feed acidifiers market, with a CAGR of more than 5.0% over the analysis period. Other leading feed acidifiers include formic acid and lactic acid. Use of feed acidifiers is mostly seen in the swine industry compared to other animal species.
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. Microencapsulated acidifiers was in testing phase for many years in swine and poultry sectors. Encapsulated acidifiers, are designed in such a way that digestive tract obtains small quantities of various acids in a gradual manner. The amount of acid reaching stomach is very little. Remaining quantity reaches small and large intestines. Success of the product is mainly attributed to the fact that acids are delivered in parts to alimentary canal, leading to higher operating efficiency. Other major trend in the feed acidifiers market includes the blending of organic and inorganic acids. Different acids generally mixed with orthophosphoric acid include sorbic, fumaric, and citric acid. Diet comprising acid mix helps in intestinal fermentation leading to efficiency of feed and performance. Potential for such feed mix was comparatively more effective than individual acids.
Major players profiled in the report 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 report titled “Feed Acidifiers: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive review of the feed acidifiers markets, current market trends, key growth drivers, product competition, regulatory and environmental issues, recent product introductions, recent industry activity, and profiles of major/niche global as well as regional market participants. The report provides annual sales estimates and projections for Feed Acidifiers market for the following geographic markets - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Latin America and Rest of World. Key segments analyzed include Formic Acid, Lactic Acid, Fumaric Acid, Propionic Acid and Other Acids. Also, a six-year (2001-2006) historic analysis is provided for additional perspective.
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