Europe Ruminant Feed Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Europe Ruminant Feed Market is segmented by Animal Type (Dairy Cattle, Beef Cattle, and Other Animal Types), Ingredient Type (Cereals, Cakes and Meals, and Other Ingredients), and Geography (Spain, Germany, France, Russia, United Kingdom, and Rest of Europe).

Market Snapshot

Market Snapshot
Study Period:

2016 - 2026

Base Year:



3.1 %

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Market Overview

The Europe ruminant feed market is projected to grow at a CAGR rate of 3.1% during the forecast period. Growing demand from the beef meat and dairy industries are the prime drivers of the market. Europe is a mature market for ruminant feed, in terms of consumption. In the region, the ruminant feed has been using as productivity enhancers in livestock. Therefore, the regional market is modern and highly regulated, especially in Western Europe. ​

Scope of the report

The ruminant feed is used by the livestock industries such as dairy and beef production farms. The Europe ruminant feed market report presents an extensive analysis of market size in various European countries including the competitive environment and future opportunities in the industry. The market is segmented by animal type, Ingredient type, and geography.

Animal Type
Dairy Cattle
Beef Cattle
Other Animal Types
Ingredient Type
Cakes and Meals
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe

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Key Market Trends

Demand from Livestock Industries Drives the Market

European countries are some of the leading meat and dairy consuming regions in the world. The per capita meat consumption of Europe was recorded as 65.3 Kg in 2018 climbing to 65.8 Kg in 2019. Increasing consumption of meat and dairy has been directly boosting cattle farming in the country. According to FAO, the total number of cattle present in Europe was 119.3 million in 2018. The vast cattle farming industries which require feed in huge quantities have been driving the ruminant feed market in Europe.

Europe Ruminant Feed Market: Cattle Production in Europe, Million Heads, 2016 - 2018

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Germany and France Dominates the Market

One of the major drivers for rising ruminant feed consumption in the German livestock industry is increasing cattle production. The ruminant population has reached around 23 million heads in Germany and about 10.14 million metric tons of compound feed has been consumed in 2018.​ Ruminant feed plays an important role in the French livestock production sector, and its use is highly regulated under both domestic and EU legislation. France is one of the leading livestock producers in the European Union accounting for a 19% share in overall beef production, in 2016. Such high ruminant production output and regulatory concerns are increasing the demand for healthy feed, in the French ruminant industry. ​

One of the major drivers for rising ruminant feed consumption in the German livestock industry is the increasing feed consumption in the beef industry. The ruminant population has reached around 23 million heads, in Germany. As of 2016 in Germany, about 10.14 million metric ton of compound feed have been consumed.​

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Competitive Landscape

Europe Ruminant Feed Market is fragmented with many regional and global players. Expansion of business operations to many regions is the key strategy followed by the players to increase their revenue along with new product launches, mergers, and expansions. Alltech Inc, Nutreco Nv, Cargill Inc, and DM animal nutrition are some of the key players in the region.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 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 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Animal Type

      1. 5.1.1 Dairy Cattle

      2. 5.1.2 Beef Cattle

      3. 5.1.3 Other Animal Types

    2. 5.2 Ingredient Type

      1. 5.2.1 Cereals

      2. 5.2.2 Cakes and Meals

      3. 5.2.3 Others

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Spain

      2. 5.3.2 Germany

      3. 5.3.3 France

      4. 5.3.4 Russia

      5. 5.3.5 United Kingdom

      6. 5.3.6 Rest of Europe


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Nutreco NV

      2. 6.3.2 Novus International

      3. 6.3.3 Kemin Industries, Inc.

      4. 6.3.4 Cargill, Incorporated.

      5. 6.3.5 Allied Nutrition

      6. 6.3.6 Alltech, Inc.

      7. 6.3.7 BASF SE

      8. 6.3.8 Elanco

      9. 6.3.9 ForFarmers

      10. 6.3.10 ADM Animal Nutrition

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

  8. 8. IMPACT OF COVID-19

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Europe Ruminant Feed Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Europe Ruminant Feed Market is growing at a CAGR of 3.1% over the next 5 years.

  • Cargil.Inc.
  • Nutreco N.V.
  • Alltech
  • ForFarmers
  • ADM Animal Nutrition

Are the major companies operating in Europe Ruminant Feed Market.

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