The global compound feed market size is valued at USD 521.3 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach USD 641.2 billion by 2027, recording a CAGR of 4.2%, in terms of value during the forecast period. The demand for compound feed has been increasing due to the increase in livestock rearing, growing demand for meat & dairy products, and increasing awareness regarding animal health & diseases.

Key players in this market include Cargill, Inc. (US), ADM (US), Charoen Pokphand Foods (Thailand), New Hope Group (China), Land O’Lakes (US), Nutreco N.V. (Netherlands), Alltech, Inc. (US), Guangdong Haid Group Co., Ltd (China), Weston Milling Group (Australia), and Feed One Co. (Japan).

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Based on ingredients, the cereals segments includes cereal grains and distiller dried grains with soluble, which are used to fulfill the nutritional requirement of the livestock. The consumption of cereals also depends on the cost and availability of the different cereals; for instance, in a few parts of the US and China, wheat replaces corn as the main ingredient used in poultry feed whereas, in Australia, sorghum is the main grain used in animal feed during the summer season, instead of wheat. Thus, the types and quantity of cereal grains used in farm animal diets depend on their current costs.

Based on source, the plant-based segment is projected to account for the largest market share in the compound feed market. Some of the reasons boosting the growth of this category are the increasing demand for sustainable and environmentally friendly products and easy availability. Most of the players in the market provide plant-based products considering the demand from the end-users. It is less resource-intensive and has ****ter nutritional aspects. Most products available in the market are currently sourced from a plant, and it has its increased application in ruminant nutrition.

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Based on livestock, the poultry segment is projected to account for the largest share in the compound feed market. The increase in demand for poultry by-products drives the demand for healthy and quality poultry birds and thereby the demand for compound feed. Poultry is considered a universal food due to which the livestock are domesticated for commercial purposes, thus increasing the demand for compound feed.

The Asia Pacific region is one of the fastest-growing regions in terms of meat consumption, production, and developing economies are contributing to the growing demand. High demand for meat and animal by-products, issues related to livestock diseases, rising demand for processed food, and increasing disposable income are some of the factors contributing to the rising demand for compound feed in the region.