Europe Feed Antibiotics Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Europe feed Antibiotics market report is segmented by Type (Tetracyclines, Penicillins, Sulfonamides, Macrolides, Aminoglycosides, Cephalosporins, Others) by Animal Type (Ruminant, Poultry, Swine, Aquaculture, Pet Food, Horses) in the countries such as United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, France, Russia, Italy and Rest of Europe.

Market Snapshot

Europe feed Antibiotics Market Growth
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 2.8 %
Europe feed Antibiotics Market Major Players

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Market Overview

The Europe Feed Antibiotics market is projected to register a CAGR of 2.8% during the forecast period(2020-2025). The increase in consumer awareness and acceptance, regarding the convenience of meat products has created the demand for quality feed and in turn, drives the market. The growing trend of commercial production of livestock will lead to the higher use of compound feed which will in turn drive the market for antibiotics. The government's ban on indiscriminate use of antibiotics might hinder the use of antibiotics in the animal feed. However, the conscious inclusion of antibiotics on a medication prescribed by the veterinarian will impact the market positively. Alltech. Inc., Borregaard AS, Boehringer Ingelheim Denmark A / S, and Elanco are some of the leading players in the studied market accounting for the majority of the market share.

Scope of the report

Antibiotics in livestock are used to treat and prevent disease in the livestock. Despite the increasing concern regarding the antimicrobial resistance in humans due to the use of antibiotics in livestock, meat consumption is increasing every year. This growing demand for meat is increasing production with an increase in the treatment of livestock with antibiotics.

Animal Type
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe

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Key Market Trends

Rising Demand for Animal Sourced Proteins

Despite the increasing global concern regarding the antimicrobial resistance in humans due to the use of antibiotics in livestock, meat consumption is increasing every year. According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), in Russia, poultry meat consumption is recorded to be highest. In 2016 poultry meat consumption was 29.5 Kg and I has increased to 31.7 Kg in 2019. The government is following strict regulations to monitor and regulate the usage of antibiotics. In 2018, the European parliament had set up new rules that ban prophylactic use of antibiotic medicated feed, and Metaphylactic use, i.e. treating the whole group of animals when one is infected, will be allowed only when the risk of spread of infection is high and there is no appropriate alternative. Also, medicated feed containing antibiotics is allowed on veterinarian prescriptions after a proper physical examination and diagnosis.

Europe feed Antibiotics Market Trends

Increasing Feed Production Drives the Market

Regular use of antibiotics as feed additives can reduce the risk of disease and increase nutrient-intake efficiency. The improved efficiency gained through antibiotic use decreases the amount of feed. According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), in 2016, cattle and buffaloes population in the region was 121.97 million as compared to 119.79 million in 2018. Also, the poultry population was 2412.68 million in 2016 which increased to 2470.54 million in 2018. Thus the growing population and health concern creates demand for quality feed which includes antibiotics. According to the European Feed Manufacturer's Federation (FEFAC), in 2018, the industrial compound feed production for farmed animals in the region reached an estimated level of 163.3 million metric tons a 1.8% higher than in 2017. Furthermore, in 2018, Germany, Spain, and France remain the three leading countries in terms of total compound feed production with 23.84 million metric tons, 24.25 million metric tons, and 20.84 million metric tons respectively. Germany is the leading cattle and pig feed producer with 7 million metric tons and 9.5 million metric tons of production. while France maintains its leading position as poultry feed producer with 8.6 million metric tons. The growing production of livestock coupled with increasing feed production will drive the market for feed premix.

Europe feed Antibiotics Market Analysis

Competitive Landscape

The feed antibiotics market is a consolidated market with few major players like Bayer Health care, Alltech. Inc., Borregaard AS, Boehringer Ingelheim Denmark A / S, and Elanco accounting for the majority of the market share. The companies follow mergers and acquisitions, expansions, investment in R&D are some of the few most adopted strategies by these players in expanding their business.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions & 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 Force 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 Tetracyclines

      2. 5.1.2 Penicillins

      3. 5.1.3 Sulfonamides

      4. 5.1.4 Macrolides

      5. 5.1.5 Aminoglycosides

      6. 5.1.6 Cephalosporins

      7. 5.1.7 Others

    2. 5.2 Animal Type

      1. 5.2.1 Ruminants

      2. 5.2.2 Poultry

      3. 5.2.3 Swine

      4. 5.2.4 Aquaculture

      5. 5.2.5 Others

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 United Kingdom

      2. 5.3.2 Spain

      3. 5.3.3 Italy

      4. 5.3.4 Germany

      5. 5.3.5 France

      6. 5.3.6 Russia

      7. 5.3.7 Rest of Europe


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Competitor Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Cargill Incorporated

      2. 6.3.2 BASF SE

      3. 6.3.3 Elanco

      4. 6.3.4 Zeotis

      5. 6.3.5 Borregaard AS

      6. 6.3.6 Boehringer Ingelheim Denmark A / S

      7. 6.3.7 Alltech Inc.

      8. 6.3.8 Eco Animal Health


  8. 8. IMPACT OF COVID-19

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Europe Feed Antibiotics market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Europe Feed Antibiotics market is growing at a CAGR of 2.8% over the next 5 years.

Boehringer Ingelheim Denmark A / S , Elanco , Cargill, Incorporated., Alltech. Inc, Borregaard AS are the major companies operating in Europe Feed Antibiotics market.

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