DEC 2017

North America Feed Premix Market - Growth, Trends and Forecasts (2017-2022)

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North American market is mature and expected to account for a share of 22.83% by 2022, owing to the increasing per-capita meat consumption and the rise in on-farm mixing.

The North American market for feed premix is expected to register a CAGR of 5.55%, during 2017-2022 (the forecast period), and reach USD 6.28 billion by 2022, an increase from USD 4.25 billion as per recorded in 2015.

The North American feed premix market accounts for about 22.89% of the global feed premix market.


Twenty percent of the human body is made up of protein. However, ingested protein is not stored and must be constantly replenished. An average person needs 75 grams of protein per day through plant or animal sources in his diet. Unlike plant protein sources, such as beans, lentils, and nuts, which lack in one or two essential amino acids, the human body requires animal protein sources such as meat, fish, eggs, and dairy. This property of animal protein is driving the demand for protein-rich animal meat among the health-conscious population. The surge in demand for animal protein, especially across the North American countries, such as Mexico and Cuba, has generated the need for alternative and cost effective protein sources, thus, accelerating the demand for feed premix. Moreover, the prices of egg and meat in the matured economies have declined, over the last five years, thereby, boosting the demand for effective animal protein.  For example, over the past five years in North America, egg prices decelerated by 51% and poultry prices by 16%. This decrease in prices is making consumers, with low income, opt for animal protein.

Feed Premix, Market Share, by Animal Type



Food safety is one of the important issues for governments across the world, especially in North America and Europe. The use of feed premix, particularly the ones containing antioxidants, antibiotics, enzymes, and, vitamins, provide balanced nutrition to animals and protect them against the disease-causing environmental influences. Certain pathogenic and parasitic contaminations in meat products (salmonella, listeria, and E. coli), and various disease outbreaks in livestock animals (swine flu, and foot and mouth disease) in the past decade have raised concerns over meat quality and safety.

Increasing awareness among consumers, worldwide, is boosting the demand for safe meat and animal by-products, which is prompting the livestock industry and meat manufacturers to use additives and premixes in their compound feed. This usage can prevent diseases and malnutrition in livestock, further, ensuring that the food is safe and wholesome.



The Catalyst Midwest premix manufacturing facility has been certified as organic, making it one of the few companies, offering premix and private label organic services. Catalyst already has received the Safe Feed/Safe Food Certification administered by the American Feed Industry Association. Only about 450 (i.e. 7.5%) of the country’s almost 6,000 feed mills have earned the certification. The company received a score of 99 out of a possible 100. Catalyst, formerly called Pharm-Tech, was established in the 1960s. Its OCM global all-natural blend of minerals has been selling worldwide, for more than 50 years in the poultry, cattle, and other livestock industries.

The first organic product, Organic 18 Percent Layer Feed is a poultry feed premix product for laying hens. Catalyst provides custom formulation and manufacturing services for customers, across the world, in the livestock, poultry, pet, wildlife, and aquaculture industries. Its full line of product portfolio includes more than 100 items including feed and related products, for animals of all sizes, including OCM™ Global Swine Finisher Pak and Poultry PAK.


  • Land O' Lakes Feed
  • DBN Group
  • ForFarmers B.V
  • DLG Group
  • DSM NV (Netherlands)
  • Nippai
  • De Heus
  • Lallemand Animal Nutrition
  • Biomin
  • InVivo NSA
  • BEC Feed Solutions
  • Nutreco NV
  • Cargill Inc.
  • Archer Daniels Midland


  • Neovia acquires the Apligen premix business
  • Lohmann Animal Nutrition changed its name to Kaesler Nutrition
  • Alltech boosted its aquafeed presence with Coppens acquisition
  • A new tool is developed to calculate the feed mill profitability
  • The leading companies DSM and Novozymes feed enzymes collaborated
  • Additive-based companies promoting the usage of plant-based aquaculture feed
  • Super-additives leading the way towards more sustainable aquaculture feed

Our North America Feed Premix Market Report Answers:

  • How is the increasing demand for high-value animal protein transforming the feed premix market
  • How is the increased safety awareness for meat and milk products effecting the market
  • Will North America continue its dominance in feed premix market?  What are the other emerging regions
  • What are the acquisitions taking place this year
  • Who are the top players in the North American market and what are their strategies
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