Silage Additives Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Global Silage Additives Market is segmented by Type (Inoculants, Organic Acids & Salts, Enzymes, Adsorbents, Preservatives, and Other Types), by Silage Type (Cereals, Legumes, and Other Silage Types), and By Geography

Market Snapshot

Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 4.2 %

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Market Overview

The Global Silage Additives Market is projected to register a CAGR of 4.2% over the forecast period (2020-2025). Silage is an important means of preservation of fresh fodder for animals for the availability of roughage and nutrients during extreme weather conditions. The production of silage is a well-established practice in North America and Europe and the trend is fast catching up in Asia-Pacific.

  • The development of innovative products and increased focus on R&D by companies is expected to be one of the key factors driving the adoption of silage additives.
  • With an increase in awareness regarding the usability of silage as a substitute for fresh fodder and/or hay, the practice of production of silage, as a whole is expected to receive a huge fillip in emerging markets such as Asia-Pacific.
  • Increased industrialization of livestock production, driven by increased demand for animal protein by end consumers is driving farmers to adopt optimum nutrition for cattle, leading to an increased usage of silage additives.

Scope of the Report

The Global Silage Additives Market is segmented by Type into Silage Inoculants, Organic Acids & Salts, Enzymes, Adsorbents, Preservatives, and Other Types, and by Silage Type into Cereals, Legumes, and Other Silage Types. The market is also segmented by geography to cover the key market trends across major countries in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America and Middle-East & Africa.

Organic Acids & Salts
Other Types
Silage Type
Other Silage 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
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increased Focus on Environmental Safety and Sustainability

On the one hand, global livestock production is getting increasingly industrialized. This means that average herd sizes are increasing across regions, and the productivity of farm animals have been increasing. This has led to an increased focus on designing nutrition programs that provide optimum nutrients to the animals across the year. However, there has also been an increased emphasis on making livestock farming more sustainable from an environmental and food safety perspective. In order to provide sustainability to silage production, companies active in the silage additives market are focusing on developing products that provide the twin benefit of providing lower environmental footprint, without compromising on the productivity benefits. This has been especially true in the case of the market for organic acids and salts, which leave a bigger environmental footprint over other products. In 2018, BASF launched Lupro-Cid® NA, which is a blend of buffered formic acid and propionic acid and is a low-irritant and low-corrosive organic acid. Increased focus on environmental safety and sustainability is expected to be the major product development criterion in the global silage additive market. 

Silage Additives Market - Organic Acids and Salts 2016-2025

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North America Leads the Global Market

Production of silage is a well-established practice by the farmers in the North American region. The varying climatic conditions in the region mean that very little fresh forage is available for animals, especially cattle, in extreme weather conditions and this necessitates the storage of fresh forage in the form of silage. Bacterial silage inoculants are the most-used silage additives in the region, which constitute over 70% of the overall usage of silage additives in the United States. Bacterial Inoculants supplement natural lactic acid bacteria on the harvested forage crop, in order to provide a uniformly fermented silage. With respect to silage type, cereal-based forage (majorly corn) constitute around 40% of the market in North America. With a well-established production base for silage and a highly aware customer-base, the region is expected to remain the major contributor to the global silage additive market over the forecast period.

Silage Additives Market  - Market Size by Region (2019)

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Competitive Landscape

The Global Silage Additive Market is consolidated with a few major global players garnering high market shares, especially in developed markets such as North America and Europe. These companies have been increasing R&D spending exponentially to integrate innovation with excellence in their products’ performance. Demand for highly efficient additives is expected to make the market more competitive and effectively dynamic during the forecast period. Some of the major players in the global silage additive market include BASF SE, Archer Daniels Midland Company, ForFarmers NV, Chr. Hansen, and Lallemand Animal Nutrition, 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 Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Inoculants

      2. 5.1.2 Organic Acids & Salts

      3. 5.1.3 Enzymes

      4. 5.1.4 Adsorbents

      5. 5.1.5 Preservatives

      6. 5.1.6 Other Types

    2. 5.2 Silage Type

      1. 5.2.1 Cereals

      2. 5.2.2 Legumes

      3. 5.2.3 Other Silage Types

    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. Spain

        5. Russia

        6. Italy

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. Australia

        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. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. 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 BASF SE

      2. 6.3.2 Archer Daniels Midland Company

      3. 6.3.3 ForFarmers NV

      4. 6.3.4 Chr. Hansen

      5. 6.3.5 Lallemand Animal Nutrition

      6. 6.3.6 Eastman Chemical Company

      7. 6.3.7 Nutreco N.V.

      8. 6.3.8 ADDCON GmbH

      9. 6.3.9 BIOMIN Holding GmbH


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Silage Additives Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Silage Additives 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.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

BASF SE, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Chr. Hansen, ForFarmers NV, Lallemand Animal Nutrition are the major companies operating in Silage Additives Market.

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