Distiller's Dried Grains with Solubles (DDGS) Feed Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Global DDGS Feed Market is segmented by Type into Corn, Wheat, Rice, Blended Grains, and Other Types; by Animal Type into Dairy Cattle, Beef Cattle, Swine, Poultry, and Other Animal Types; and by Geography.

Market Snapshot

Distillers Dried Grains with Soluble (DDGS) Feed Market
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 6.3 %

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Market Overview

The distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS) feed market is projected to register a CAGR of 6.3% during the forecast period. The DDGS feed market is growing, primarily due to its nutrient value, demand from the livestock industry, and the need for cost-effective nutrients. Some of the major constraints of the DDGS market are lack of knowledge in some developing countries, price volatility of the grains, and ill effects of excess consumption. The United States had a major share of production and export markets with 44 million metric ton and 11 million metric ton, respectively, in 2019. Corn is the primary source of maize all over the world. DDGS is primarily fed to beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, and poultry.

Scope of the Report

This is prepared by adding a mixture of DDGS and other nutrient ingredients for livestock for proper growth and nutrition. It is a cereal by-product of distillery industries, which are rich in protein, carbohydrates, fibers, and other nutrients. Alga has a wide range of applications in the animal feed and biofuel industries. However, the majority of the DDGS obtained from the ethanol industry are used for animal feed purposes while some are utilized in biofuel production.

Amino Acids
Blended Grains
Other Types
Animal Type
Dairy Cattle
Beef Cattle
Other Animal Types
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
South Africa
Rest of Middle East and Africa

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Key Price of Corn Meal and Increase in Livestock Drive the Market

Increasing Demand from Livestock

One of the prime factors that determine whether DDGS is an economical animal feed ingredient is the price and the availability of alternate options, like corn and soybean meal, as DDGS is a partial replacement of those alternate options. DDGS meal is more similar to that of the corn in terms of nutritive value and price. Countries with high prices of corn meal will be an ideal market for DDGS. The primary users of DDGS were the dairy and beef industries. Recently, the usage of DDGS in the swine industry began to increase dramatically and to a lesser extent in the poultry industry. Regions with high livestock production, such as the United States has been witnessing the large DDGS market for the last few years. The livestock industry in the United States consumed 23 million ton of DDGS in 2016.

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North America Dominates the DDGS market:

North America continues to have the largest market of corn-based distillers’ dried grains with solubles (DDGS). DDGS is a co-product of the distillery industries. The majority (~98%) of the DDGS in North America comes from dry-grind plants that produce ethanol for the biofuel industry. The United States dominates the market, owing to the extensive biofuel production in the country. Over the last decade, ethanol production increased by 288% from roughly 4.5 billion gallons to over 17 billion in 2018 and this has been driving the parallel expansion of the DDGS market. Further, growth can be attributed to the regulatory oversight of the US Food and Drug Administration, which ensures that ethanol plants comply with preventive control requirements as mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). This federal rule requires facilities to follow hazard free and safe manufacturing practices for animal food production. These preventive controls provide a formal assurance to buyers around the world that American ethanol co-products continue to be safe feed ingredients. China dominated the world's DDGS market. Anti-dumping and countervailing duties forced purchases to trend downward from around 6.18 million ton to nearly 157,000 ton, in 2018, over a span of five years. Mexico is now the top buyer of US DDGS and this growth in this market has been made possible by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) through its market development measures and the trade interrelationships.

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Competitive Landscape

The DDGS feed market is concentrated within the United States, with a few ethanol-producing companies accounting for most of the market share. The United States and Brazil are the major producers of DDGS while most of the other countries are importing. So, the focus of the main players is toward cheaper transportation strategy. The major players in the Global DDGS Feed Market are Archer Daniels Midland Company, CHS Nutrition, Inc., Globus Spirits, Kent Nutrition Group, and Land O' Lakes, Inc. among others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Corn

      2. 5.1.2 Wheat

      3. 5.1.3 Rice

      4. 5.1.4 Amino Acids

      5. 5.1.5 Blended Grains

      6. 5.1.6 Other Types

    2. 5.2 Animal Type

      1. 5.2.1 Dairy Cattle

      2. 5.2.2 Beef Cattle

      3. 5.2.3 Swine

      4. 5.2.4 Poultry

      5. 5.2.5 Other Animal Types

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Russia

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Thailand

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Rest of Middle East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Archer Daniels Midland Company

      2. 6.3.2 Globus Spirits

      3. 6.3.3 Nugen Feeds and Foods

      4. 6.3.4 Crop Energies

      5. 6.3.5 CHS Nutrition, Inc.

      6. 6.3.6 Kent Nutrition Group

      7. 6.3.7 Land O' Lakes, Inc.

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Distiller's Dried Grains with Solubles (DDGS) Feed Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Distiller's Dried Grains with Solubles (DDGS) Feed Market is growing at a CAGR of 6.3% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Archer Daniels Midland Company, Kent Nutrition Group, CHS Nutrition, Inc., Globus Spirits, Land O' Lakes, Inc. are the major companies operating in Distiller's Dried Grains with Solubles (DDGS) Feed Market.

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