Animal feed Acidifiers are organic acids incorporated into the feed for nutritional or preservative purposes. Acidifiers in the feed help to control microbial growth, reduction of feed buffer capacity, inhibit pathogenic bacteria and also improve the nutrient digestibility. Acidifiers are also found to enhance congestion and microbiological balance in the alimentary and digestive tracts of livestock. Acidifiers are the one of the fastest growing market segment among feed additives with a CAGR of over 7.33% during 2017-2022.
Acidifiers included in the feed are known to maintain low pH in the livestock preventing diseases, activating digestive enzymes and promoting homogenous blending of the feed. They are also known to substitute the effects of certain antibiotics. These benefits combined with rise in awareness, preference in quality and concerns about health of livestock have fuelled the growth of the acidifiers market globally.
Growth inducing hormones, artificial substitutes and new entrants into the market act as restraints but leading players has been investing in R&D for new breakthroughs, product line expansion and effective production and management techniques.
Europe is the largest market for acidifiers and North America and Asia Pacific are growing steadily and forecasted to continue the trend. Emerging markets like China, India etc., are particularly registering higher growth rates in Asia Pacific regions. The growth trend has brought in many key companies to the fore adding acidifiers to the list of their product offerings.
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