DUBLIN, Nov. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Feed Antioxidants Market by Type, Livestock & Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts To 2018" report to their offering.
Feed antioxidants are organic compounds that are combined with basic feed mix to improve the shelf life of feed. These help in reducing the rate of oxidation of feed, thus preventing wastage of feed. This helps the farmer, in a long run, to bring down feed costs, thus increasing profitability. A variety of feed antioxidants are available, which are used in different concentrations depending upon the environmental factors and the type of feed. The type of feed antioxidant that is mostly used in feed grade of animals is BHA.
Asia-Pacific is the largest consumer of feed antioxidants in the world. Growth observed to be particularly high in emerging countries such as China, India, and Brazil, due to industrialization, and rising protein and meat consumption. U.S. is the largest market in North America for feed antioxidants.
The feed antioxidant market is growing steadily due to the global increase in feed prices. The other driving factors for the market are the increasing awareness among animal breeders regarding role of feed antioxidants in bringing the overall cost of the feed down and the increasing preference for antioxidants due to its disease resistant characteristics.
The restraining factor for the market is the ongoing debate about the role of antioxidants in shielding cancer producing cells from body's defense mechanism. However, new technology in the feed antioxidants segments, such as antioxidants being used as mould inhibitors, provide future opportunities to the market.
Key participants in the global feed antioxidant market are BASF SE (Germany), Cargill, Inc. (U.S.), Kemin Industries (U.S.), Royal DSM N.V. (The Netherlands), and ADM (U.S.). The feed antioxidant market is witnessing rapid developments in the areas of product innovation and new technologies, with a focus on increasing efficiency in livestock production.
Leading companies are focusing on expansion of the business across regions and setting up new R&D centers for carrying out extensive research. Large amount of investments are made by European companies in the Asia-Pacific region to set up new production units to cater to the rising demand in Asia.
Key Topics Covered:
2 Executive Summary
3 Premium Insights
4 Market Overview
5 Feed Antioxidant Market, By Livestock
6 Feed Antioxidants Market, By Type
7 Feed Antioxidants Market, By Geography
8 Competitive Landscape
9 Company Profiles
- Adisseo France Sas
- All Tech
- Archer Daniels Midland Company
- Cargill Inc
- Kemin Europa.
- Novus International
- Nutreco N.V.
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