Feather Meal Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Global Feather Meal Market is segmented by type into organic and conventional, by application into animal feed and agrochemical industries. A detailed geographical analysis covering more than 16 countries has also been included.

Feather Meal Market Size

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Study Period: 2018 - 2028
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: 8.8 %

Major Players


*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Feather Meal Market Analysis

The global feather meal market is likely to experience a CAGR of around 8.8%, especially due to the traction gained by the costs of feed ingredients in recent years. Especially, in developing regions such as in Asia and Africa, smallholder dairy or livestock grazing is the common practice, these farmers often fail to achieve their production limit because of their inability to supply adequate feed to their livestock.  The high livestock feed cost is limiting them to supply adequate feed. Hence, the potential of using by-products such as feather meal in the compound feed can drastically reduce the feed costs and thereby making enough feedstocks available at a global level.

Feather Meal Industry Segmentation

Feather meal is a byproduct of processing poultry and is made from poultry feathers by partially grinding them under elevated heat and pressure. For the purpose of the study, feather meal has been considered as a feed ingredient used in the compound feed industry at a commercial scale. The feather meal premixes that are available to be mixed at the on-farm level has been excluded from the scope of the market study. 

Animal Feed
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East and Africa
South Africa
Rest of Middle East and Africa

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Feather Meal Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Feather Meal Market according to our research experts:

Feather Meal to Serve as a Economic Viable Alternative for Feed Ingredients

Feather waste from the poultry processing sector can potentially be used as a protein source in the compound feed industry. Improvements in current processing methods that hydrolyze proteins in feathers to make them more digestible for non-ruminant animals have led to the availability of high-quality hydrolyzed feather meal that could be considered as a viable economic alternative for livestock feed ingredients. The feeding value of feather meal can be affected not only by the protein content of it but also by the energy content present in it. Moreover, the feed conversion ratio results from the comparative analysis of the Corn-Soya basal ration, fish meal 5%, and feather meal 5%, clearly reveals that the inclusion of feather meal has resulted at 2.24, while the corn-soya basal ration and fish meal at 2.25 and 2.20 respectively. This, clearly demonstrates the nutritional profiling of feather meal. Furthermore, the increasing costs of feed raw materials and the proportional rise in the supply-demand gap for feed raw materials is likely to accelerate the growth of viable economic alternatives such as feather meal in the years to come. 

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Asia-Pacific to Drive the Feather Meal Market

Asia-Pacific is emerging as a hot spot in the food processing scenario. The huge production of agricultural produce along with the diverse animal resources has made the country one of top food-producing countries in the world. In this regard the poultry and meat processing industry are booming, especially the poultry production and processing, as the growth rate of it is very high. Asia holds the highest poultry population, accounting at 14.6 billion heads in 2018. To guarantee the safety of chicken meat for consumers, an organized processing industry is gradually emerging. Today the modern broiler processing plants have the potential to process 200,000 to 1,000,000 birds per day, therefore tonnage of waste material is also produced. Currently, Feather Meal is an underutilized protein source in the region. Moreover, rising awareness regarding the nutritional benefits of feather meal across the region will play a part in solving the world’s protein needs by producing more animal protein, thereby recreating a price structure. 

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Feather Meal Industry Overview

The global feather meal market is a very niche market, with various small and medium-sized companies coining a very minimal share in the world. This has resulted in very stiff competition. The development of regional markets and local players in different parts of the world is the major factor for the fragmented nature of the market. Asia-Pacific and North America are the two regions showing maximum competitor activities.

Feather Meal Market Leaders

  1. FASA Group

  2. North Country Organics

  3. Wudi Musen Biological, Ltd.

  4. Boyer Valley Company

  5. Valley Proteins, Inc.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Feather Meal Market Report - 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 Buyers/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 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Conventional

      2. 5.1.2 Organic

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Animal Feed

      2. 5.2.2 Agrochemicals

      3. 5.2.3 Others

    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. Russia

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. Indonesia

        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 and Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Egypt

        3. Rest of Middle East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Market Share Analysis

    2. 6.2 Most Adopted Strategies

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 The Boyer Valley Company

      2. 6.3.2 Valley Proteins

      3. 6.3.3 North Country Organics

      4. 6.3.4 Wudi Musen Biological

      5. 6.3.5 Kleingarn Agrarprodukte

      6. 6.3.6 FASA Group

      7. 6.3.7 JG Pears

      8. 6.3.8 K-Pro U.S


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Feather Meal Market Research FAQs

The Feather Meal Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Feather Meal Market is growing at a CAGR of 8.8% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018 - 2028.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

FASA Group, North Country Organics, Wudi Musen Biological, Ltd., Boyer Valley Company, Valley Proteins, Inc. are the major companies operating in Feather Meal Market.

Feather Meal Industry Report

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