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

The Global Feed Yeast Market is segmented by Type (Live Yeast, Spent Yeast, and Yeast Derivatives), Form (Dry, Instant, and Fresh), Animal Type (Ruminants, Poultry, Swine, and Other Animal Types), and by Geography

Market Snapshot

Feed Yeast Market Overview
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: 4.2 %

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Market Overview

The Global Feed Yeast Market is projected to register a CAGR of 4.2% over the forecast period (2021-2026). Yeast is added to compound and home-based animal feed to aid in the digestion of the feed and to improve the gut health of the animal.

An increase in the production and usage of compound feed and increased industrialized livestock production is expected to the major factor driving the growth of the Global Feed Yeast Market over the forecast period. Moreover, an increased level of per capita consumption of meat and seafood is further expected to drive the feed yeast market by substantiating a higher level of livestock production. The per capita consumption of beef and veal have increased to 6.42 kilogram in 2019, from 6.35 kilogram in 2016, respectively, and per capita consumption of poultry meat, which stood at 14.74 kilogram in 2019, as against 14.10 kilogram in 2016 across the globe.

Food safety has become a paramount issue for many governments around the world, especially in North America and Europe. Animals often stand in their own waste and are under constant stress, which affects their immune system, making them prone to infections. High awareness, the growing demand for animal nutrition, and the ban of antibiotics in many regions are prompting players the livestock industry and meat manufacturers to use yeast which is anticipated to drive the feed yeast market, globally. The most common yeast species used in animal feed are the various strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. 

Scope of the Report

Yeast can be applied to both compound feed and home-based feed to varying degrees. For the purpose of this report, the yeast which is added to both these forms of feed has been considered to be part of the market scope. The end consumers of the market include compound feed mills. The Global Feed Yeast Market is segmented by Type into Live Yeast, Spent Yeast, and Yeast Derivatives, by Form into Dry, Instant, and Fresh, and by Animal Type into Ruminants, Poultry, Swine, and Other Animal Types. The market is also segmented by geography to include the market trends in the leading countries across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle-East & Africa.

Live Yeast
Spent Yeast
Yeast Derivatives
Animal Type
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 and Africa
United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increased Usage in Poultry Feed

In starter rations for both broilers and layers, the component of protein and energy are very high. This protein and energy-high ration come with problems related to gut health of poultry birds. The addition of yeast to poultry feed is one of the ways to improve the gut health of the animal and aid in increased feed conversion ratio, resulting in a positive impact on the meat yield. A combination of yeast and probiotics has been observed to have a maximum impact on the weight gain and productivity of broilers. This is especially true for starter rations in the young stage of the birds. While live yeast is mostly used in home-based feed, produced from corn and soybean, other forms of yeast are popular in compound feed. Poultry Feed holds the largest market share in the Global Feed Yeast Market by animal type. It has been estimated that close to 40% of the feed yeast consumption globally is accounted for, by poultry feed. With the poultry production increasing every year and with increased emphasis on productivity and weight gain of birds, the Poultry Feed Yeast Market is projected to grow at a robust pace over the forecast period.

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Asia-Pacific to Retain Sustained Growth

There has been increased emphasis on industrialization of livestock production in the Asia-Pacific region, as a result of the increasing demand for meat and meat products. There has also been increased awareness among farmers about providing optimum nutrition to farm animals. This has led to an increased usage of feed additives such as yeast for improving the productivity and health of animals. China is the largest producer of feed yeast in the region with an average annual production of 80,000 metric ton over the past three years. Considering the large production base and the increased application in young animal diets, China's Ministry of Agriculture has changed the nomenclature of feed yeast as a "feedstuff" from the earlier designated nomenclature of "feed additive". With increased R&D expenditure by companies and governments, the market for feed yeast is expected to grow at a robust pace in the Asia-Pacific region, over the forecast period.

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Competitive Landscape

The Global Feed Yeast Market is fragmented with top global and regional players competing fiercely with local players to garner market share. Companies are increasingly investing in R&D infrastructure to develop continuous product development cycles. Some of the major players in the Global Feed Yeast Market include Archer Daniels Midland Company, Nutreco N.V., Alltech, Inc., Lallemand, Inc., and Leiber GmbH, among others.

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

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitutes

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Live Yeast

      2. 5.1.2 Spent Yeast

      3. 5.1.3 Yeast Derivatives

    2. 5.2 Form

      1. 5.2.1 Fresh

      2. 5.2.2 Instant

      3. 5.2.3 Dry

    3. 5.3 Animal Type

      1. 5.3.1 Ruminants

      2. 5.3.2 Poultry

      3. 5.3.3 Swine

      4. 5.3.4 Other Animal Types

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Spain

        5. Russia

        6. Italy

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle East and Africa

        1. United Arab Emirates

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. South Africa

        4. Nigeria

        5. 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 Nutreco N.V.

      2. 6.3.2 Archer Daniels Midland Company

      3. 6.3.3 Lallemand, Inc.

      4. 6.3.4 Alltech, Inc.

      5. 6.3.5 Leiber GmbH

      6. 6.3.6 Angel Yeast Co., Ltd.

      7. 6.3.7 Bio Sunkeen Co., Ltd.

      8. 6.3.8 Wester Yeast Company

      9. 6.3.9 Associated British Foods plc

      10. 6.3.10 Lesaffre Group

      11. 6.3.11 Shenyang Fada Co., Ltd.


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Feed Yeast Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Feed Yeast Market is growing at a CAGR of 4.2% over the next 5 years.

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

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2020.

Archer Daniels Midland Company, Nutreco N.V. (Trouw Nutrition), Alltech, Inc., Lallemand, Inc., Leiber GmbH are the major companies operating in Feed Yeast Market.

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