BlueWeave Consulting, a leading strategic consulting and market research firm, in its recent study, estimated the Brazil animal feed market size at USD 22.91 billion in 2022. During the forecast period between 2023 and 2029, BlueWeave expects the Brazil animal feed market size to grow at a CAGR of 5.67% reaching a value of USD 31.89 billion by 2029. The expanding livestock sector, the rising need for high-quality protein sources, and increasing attention to animal nutrition and health are the main factors propelling the expansion of the animal feed market in Brazil. Also, there is a growing demand for environmentally friendly and sustainable feed alternatives. To increase productivity and fulfill the changing needs of livestock producers, the industry is seeing innovations in feed technology and formulation. The Brazilian animal feed business has been growing steadily because of government funding for the agriculture sector and R&D investments.
Animal Feed – Overview
To address the dietary needs of domesticated animals for growth, health, and productivity, dietary supplements, and formulations are known as animal feed. Compound feeds, supplements, or additives made out of cereals, oilseeds, substances high in protein, vitamins, minerals, and other additions are possible. To preserve animal welfare, promote effective livestock production, and improve the quality of meat, milk, and eggs, animal feed is essential. To maintain sustainability and safety, the industry is subject to strict restrictions. The animal feed industry is constantly developing and innovating due to an increase in both the worldwide population and the demand for animal products.
Impact of COVID-19 on Brazil Animal Feed Market
The COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted Brazil’s animal feed market, causing disruptions across the livestock industry. As lockdowns and restrictions were implemented, the demand for meat products decreased, leading to a reduction in animal feed consumption. Supply chain disruptions and logistical challenges also affected the distribution of feed ingredients, causing price fluctuations. Farmers and feed producers faced hardships, grappling with lower revenues and increased operational costs. Despite these challenges, the sector showed resilience as it adapted to the new normal, exploring innovative distribution channels and focusing on sustainable practices to mitigate the pandemic’s impact on the industry.
Brazil Animal Feed Market – By Livestock
By livestock, Brazil animal feed market is divided into Swine, Aquatic Animals, Cattle, and Poultrysegments. The poultry segment dominates the market. The segment’s quick rise can be ascribed to an increase in Brazilian poultry product exports during the period in analysis. Poultry farming is a significant industry in Brazil, driven by high demand for chicken and eggs both domestically and internationally. The segment’s growth is attributed to its affordability, versatility, and nutritional value, making poultry feed a crucial component of the animal feed market. As a result, investments, innovations, and production in this segment are pivotal to meeting the country’s rising poultry consumption and maintaining its position as a leading player in the global animal feed market.
Brazil animal feed market is fiercely competitive. Major companies in the market include Tyson Foods, Alltech, Cargill, Incorporated, Purina Animal Nutrition (Land O’Lakes), Aurora Alimentos, Archer Daniels Midland, BASF SE, Hi-Pro Feeds, Kent Nutrition Group, and De Heus. These companies use various strategies, including increasing investments in their R&D activities, mergers, and acquisitions, joint ventures, collaborations, licensing agreements, and new product and service releases to further strengthen their position in Brazil animal feed market.
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