Ruminant Feed Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Global Ruminant Feed Market is segmented by Animal Type (Dairy Cattle, Beef Cattle, and Other Animal Types), Ingredient Type (Cereals, Cakes and Meals, Food Wastages, Feed Additives, and Other Ingredients), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa).

Ruminant Feed Market Size

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Study Period 2018 - 2028
Base Year For Estimation 2022
CAGR 3.20 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market Europe
Market Concentration Low

Major Players


*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Ruminant Feed Market Analysis

The global ruminant feed market is poised to register a CAGR of 3.2%. The major driving factor for the growth of the market is the increasing trend of on-farm mixing by small farmers, millers, and livestock manufacturers to provide specific nutrients to ruminants in the required quantities. Some major drivers of the ruminant feed market identified in this report are increasing demand for high-value animal protein, increased awareness regarding the safety of meat and milk products, and increased industrial livestock production. The major restraints identified in this report are the rising cost of raw materials and government regulations.

Ruminant Feed Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Ruminant Feed Market according to our research experts:

Government Regulations

The EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) guidance on efficacy panel which came into force on 1st September 2018, bring promising advantages to animal feed companies to broaden their product portfolios. The companies get an advantage of targeting the animal feeds to target species similar in the gastrointestinal functions or with similar level of metabolism. It allows the company to broaden their product portfolio for new species of animals.Tables shows comparision of physiologically related species.

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Europe Dominates the Global Ruminant Feed Market

The growing global population, increasing per capita global consumption of meat, and the increasing adoption of intensive farming methods are the major factors driving the demand for ruminant feed. Europe is a matured market for ruminant feed, in terms of consumption. In the region, ruminant feed has long been used as productivity enhancers in livestock. Therefore, the regional market is modern and highly regulated, especially in Western Europe. The major countries in the market are Spain and Germany. 

Global Ruminant Feed Market

Ruminant Feed Industry Overview

The global ruminant feed market is fragmented with some feed manufacturers, while the rest of the market is divided among small companies, mostly feed mills. Around 94% of the market share is occupied by feed mills, while the top five companies account for 6% of the remaining share. Major investments are done by companies in their domestic markets to cater to the local demand. Expansion is the second-most preferred growth strategy, followed by investment, in the global ruminant feed market. In addition to this, various companies are also enhancing production capacities of their existing plants across the world.

Ruminant Feed Market Leaders

  1. Cargill Inc.

  2. Land O Lakes Feed

  3. De Heus

  4. Archer Daniels Midland

  5. ForFarmers

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Ruminant Feed 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 Introduction to Market Drivers, Restraints, and Opportunities

    3. 4.3 Market Drivers

    4. 4.4 Market Restraints

    5. 4.5 Market Opportunities

    6. 4.6 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.6.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.6.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.6.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.6.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.6.5 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

      1. 5.2.1 Cereals

      2. 5.2.2 Cakes and Meals

      3. 5.2.3 Other Ingredients

    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. Spain

        2. UK

        3. Germany

        4. Russia

        5. France

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. 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 & Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Cargill Inc.

      2. 6.3.2 Land O' Lakes Feed

      3. 6.3.3 DBN Group

      4. 6.3.4 Archer Daniels Midland

      5. 6.3.5 Evialis

      6. 6.3.6 ForFarmers

      7. 6.3.7 DLG Group

      8. 6.3.8 DSM NV

      9. 6.3.9 De Heus

      10. 6.3.10 Lallemand Animal Nutrition

      11. 6.3.11 Biomin


Ruminant Feed Industry Segmentation

Ruminant feed is the fodder that is blended from various raw materials and additives. These blends are formulated according to the specific requirements of the target animal. They are manufactured by feed compounders as meal type, pellets, or crumbles.

Animal Type
Dairy Cattle
Beef Cattle
Other Animal Types
Cakes and Meals
Other Ingredients
North America
United States
Rest of North America
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Ruminant Feed Market Research FAQs

The Global Ruminant Feed Market is projected to register a CAGR of 3.2% during the forecast period (2023-2028).

Cargill Inc., Land O Lakes Feed, De Heus, Archer Daniels Midland and ForFarmers are the major companies operating in the Global Ruminant Feed Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2023-2028).

In 2023, the Europe accounts for the largest market share in the Global Ruminant Feed Market.

Global Ruminant Feed Industry Report

Statistics for the 2023 Global Ruminant Feed market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Global Ruminant Feed analysis includes a market forecast outlook to 2028 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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