Report Description

Forecast Period


Market Size (2022)

USD 1089.25 Million

CAGR (2023-2028)


Fastest Growing Segment


Largest Market

North America

Market Overview

Global Animal Feed Dietary Fiber Market has valued at USD 1089.25 Million in 2022 and is anticipated to project robust growth in the forecast period with a CAGR of 7.40% through 2028. Dietary fiber plays a crucial role in promoting digestive well-being in animals when included in their feed. It serves as a pivotal component that fosters intestinal health and reduces the likelihood of contracting various ailments. The increasing awareness among customers regarding the significance of animal health is driving the demand for high-quality dietary fiber in animal feed. Furthermore, the prevailing trend of humanizing pets is fueling the need for premium pet food enriched with dietary fibers, thereby ensuring the maintenance of their digestive health.

The growing understanding among farmers and livestock producers regarding the benefits of utilizing top-notch feed to enhance the production and quality of meat and dairy products is a key factor driving the demand for animal feed dietary fiber. The requirement for dietary fiber in animal feed arises from the rapid expansion of the meat and dairy industries, as it contributes to the improvement of animal well-being and productivity.

Key Market Drivers

Pet Adoption and Expenditure on Food Is Rising

In order to improve health, dietary fibers are frequently used in pet food. These fibers serve to increase bulk and absorb excess water, increasing bowel regularity. The pet food sector has expanded along with the rate of pet adoption, which is further opening up opportunities for market expansion. For instance, the pet food market is expanding at a rate of 2.8% in the European region, according to the European Pet Food Market Federation (FEDIAF), and there are over 88 million home pet owners. Additionally, the American Pet Products Association estimates that American families spent a total of USD103.6 billion on their pets in 2020, of which approximately 40.5% went towards food. The market for animal feed dietary fibers is expanding as a result of rising pet adoption and pet food spending.  

Consumer awareness of the significance of animal welfare and health is growing. The demand for animal feed products that support digestive health and general wellbeing is being driven by this awareness. Dietary fiber is understood to be an essential component that supports animal intestinal health.

For instance, the entire market for pet food and treats in the United States was estimated by the American Pets Product Association (APPA) to be US$42 billion in 2020 and US$44.1 billion in 2021, which is a rise of 5% in comparison between both years.    

There is an increase in demand for high-quality animal-based products including meat, eggs, and dairy as a result of rising disposable incomes and shifting dietary preferences among consumers. To improve the quality of products derived from animals, livestock farmers are focusing on feeding their animals a diet that is balanced, nutrient-rich, and high in dietary fiber which is increasing the demand of animal feed dietary fiber around the globe.

Increasing Government Restrictions on Non-labeled Animal Feed

The need for dietary fibers in animal feed is increasing as a result of the escalating legislation surrounding labelling, nutritional values, and other issues. Dietary fiber-rich potatoes have been identified as a significant source of protein and included in their necessary food protein, according to the European Pet Food Industry Federation (FEDIAF). Additionally, it is now required to label the proportion of crude fiber in animal feed, according to the Association of American Feed Control Officials' (AAFCO) Animal Feed Labelling Guide. The crude fiber restriction is set by the organization at 4% for nursing dairy cow, 20% for breeding ewes, and the same percentage limit for other livestock. Therefore, these governmental rules are increasing demand for dietary fibers for animal feed and boosting market growth.

Expanding Livestock Sector with Growing Population

The demand for animal-based protein is rising as the world's population expands. To accommodate this need, the cattle industry is growing. Farmers are adding dietary fiber to animal feed to ensure maximum development and output because it maintains digestive health and enhances nutrient absorption.

Another reason boosting demand for animal feed dietary fiber is a growing awareness among farmers and livestock producers of the benefits of using high-quality feed to improve the production and quality of meat and dairy products. The rapidly growing meat and dairy sectors are driving the demand for dietary fiber in animal feed since it boosts the health and productivity of animals.

The increasing prevalence of animal diseases and growing concern over the use of antibiotics in animal feed are other factors driving the demand for natural feed additives, such as dietary fiber. Since they are safe and effective at improving animal health and welfare, the use of natural feed additives is growing in popularity among livestock farmers.

Another factor boosting the market for dietary fiber used in animal feed is the rising demand for organic and non-Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) animal feed. As people become more aware of the detrimental impact that conventional farming practices have on the environment and human health, there is a growing demand for organic and non-GMO animal feed. The majority of GMO soy is used to produce soybean oil as well as animal feed, primarily for poultry and livestock.

The livestock industry has come under scrutiny due to its environmental impact, particularly regarding greenhouse gas emissions, land use, and water consumption. High-fiber feed ingredients, such as certain agricultural by-products and fibrous materials, offer opportunities for utilizing non-food biomass and reducing waste. Using animal feed dietary fiber derived from sustainable sources aligns with the goals of environmental sustainability and resource efficiency.

The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations estimates that the production of cattle is responsible for roughly 15% of all greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Dietary fiber can cut these emissions by up to 50% when given to animals. Making feed management decisions is a crucial part of controlling nitrogen (N) and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in livestock agricultural systems. Not only is dietary intervention crucial to increase production efficiency, but it also has a positive impact on the environment by modifying CH4 emissions from ruminant activities, thus, increasing g the demand for global animal feed dietary fiber market in the upcoming years.

Increasing Demand for Animal Protein

The rising global population and increasing consumer preference for animal-based protein sources, such as meat, milk, and eggs, have led to a growing demand for animal feed to support livestock production. Urbanization is associated with changes in dietary habits, with a shift towards a higher consumption of animal-based protein. People in urban areas tend to consume more meat, dairy, and other animal-derived products, driving the demand for animal feed. The expansion of the middle-class population in emerging economies has led to increased purchasing power and a preference for protein-rich diets, further boosting the demand for animal-based products and, consequently, animal feed. As economies grow and incomes rise, dietary patterns tend to shift towards a greater consumption of animal proteins, driving the demand for livestock production and feed. All these factors are expected to boost the global animal feed dietary fiber market in the forecast period.

Key Market Challenges

Fluctuating Prices of Raw Materials

Fluctuating raw material prices directly influence the cost of producing animal feed. When the prices of dietary fiber sources increase, feed manufacturers may face higher production costs, impacting their profit margins. Rapid and unpredictable changes in raw material prices can lead to market instability and uncertainty for both feed producers and buyers. Sudden fluctuations in raw material prices can create supply chain challenges. Feed manufacturers may face difficulties in securing a consistent supply of affordable dietary fiber sources, impacting their ability to meet market demand. Procuring a sufficient and consistent supply of premium dietary fiber raw materials can pose a challenge for manufacturers. The accessibility of specific fiber sources may be constrained, particularly in certain regions, thus affecting production capacity and formulation options for animal feed dietary fiber products. The animal feed dietary fiber market is subject to the price fluctuations of raw materials utilized in feed production. Variations in the costs of grains, fruits, vegetables, and other sources of dietary fiber can have an impact on the overall expenses of animal feed. The volatility in raw material prices presents a challenge for market participants, as it can influence profit margins and pricing strategies.

Regulatory Challenges

The animal feed industry is governed by a range of regulations and guidelines to ensure the safety and quality of feed products. Compliance with these regulations can present challenges for market players, particularly in the incorporation of new dietary fiber ingredients or making health claims related to their products. Stringent regulatory requirements may impede innovation and product development in the animal feed dietary fiber market. Despite growing awareness of animal health and welfare, some livestock farmers and pet owners may still lack awareness and understanding of the significance of dietary fiber in animal feed. Education and outreach programs are vital to promote the benefits of dietary fiber and encourage its adoption in animal feed.

Key Market Trends

Prebiotics and Probiotics Use in Diet

The use of prebiotics and probiotics in animal feed is gaining momentum. These functional additives promote gut health, enhance nutrient absorption, and boost the overall well-being of livestock, leading to improved growth and productivity. Advances in technology and data analytics are enabling precision nutrition in animal feed. Feed formulations are becoming more tailored to the specific needs and characteristics of individual animals, allowing for better performance and reduced environmental impact. With increasing awareness of environmental sustainability and concerns about the environmental impact of meat production, there is a growing interest in plant-based protein sources for animal feed. Ingredients like soybean meal, pea protein, and other plant-based proteins are gaining popularity as alternatives to traditional animal-based proteins. Research and innovation in the feed industry are leading to the identification and use of novel alternative feed ingredients. Insect protein, single-cell protein, algae, and other non-conventional sources are being explored for their potential as sustainable and nutritious feed options which is increasing the demand of animal feed dietary fiber.

Feed Efficiency and Reduction of Environmental Impact

Feed manufacturers are continuously optimizing feed formulations to provide a balanced and highly digestible diet for livestock and aquaculture species. By ensuring that the feed meets the specific nutritional requirements of animals, feed conversion rates can be improved, leading to better growth and productivity with less feed waste. Advances in technology and data analytics have enabled precision feeding. Sensors, IoT devices, and automated feeding systems are used to monitor animals' feed intake and behavior in real-time. This information helps adjust feed rations precisely, reducing overfeeding and waste.

Segmental Insights

Application Type Insights

Based on application, the global animal feed dietary fibers market is categorized into pet food, compound feed, and specialty feed. The compound feed segment constituted the largest share of the global market in 2018, both in terms of revenue and volume. Compound feed is projected to experience strong demand from key buyers in the animal feed dietary fibers market, such as contract growers and animal farmers. The pet food segment is expected to grow at a faster pace compared to other segments during the forecast period. The global population of companion animals or pets is anticipated to expand significantly in the coming years. Pet owners are increasingly focusing on adding nutritional value to their pets' diet, which is driving the demand for dietary fibers in pet food. The global demand for pet food is expected to rise, driven by the growth in per capita income. The transition in pet diets from table scraps to nutritious feed is anticipated to have a positive impact on the demand for animal feed dietary fibers in the forecast period.

Type Insights

Based on type, the market is segmented into corn, cereals, grains, pine, potato, spruce, and others. Corn holds the largest share in the market for animal feed dietary fibers. The inclusion of corn-derived dietary fiber can help reduce cholesterol levels and improve animal digestive health. When combined with other dietary ingredients and supplements, corn fibers offer multiple advantages in animal feed, leading to increased poultry egg production, improved meat quality in other animals, and enhanced milk production in cows and lambs. Consequently, the utilization of corn in animal feed dietary fibers is on the rise, driven by these essential properties.

Regional Insights

North America holds a significant share in the global Animal Feed Dietary Fibers Market due to the rising pet adoption and increasing regulatory norms related to animal feed's nutritional value, quality, and labeling. The Asia Pacific market is also experiencing rapid growth, driven by the expanding pet population and a well-established compound feed production industry.

The Asia Pacific region is projected to witness the highest growth in the animal feed dietary fiber market during the forecast period. This growth can be attributed to the region's strong economic progress and growing demand for animal protein, resulting in an increased need for animal feed. The increasing populations and disposable incomes in countries like China, India, and Indonesia contribute to this trend. Additionally, the presence of major feed producers such as Charoen Pokphand Group, Cargill, and New Hope Group, actively fostering market expansion, further strengthens the region's growth. Moreover, these companies are expanding their operations into other Asian countries, facilitating market expansion in the region. Furthermore, the growing consumer awareness about the benefits of animal nutrition and the inclusion of dietary fibers in animal feed are expected to drive market growth in the region.

Recent Developments

  • In December 2021, Vestkorn Milling was purchased by Royal DSM, a multinational corporation with a purpose-driven scientific foundation, for an enterprise value of €65 million (US$76.88 million). The developing alternative protein market receives its nutritional fibers, proteins, and starches from Vestkorn Milling for use in pet food, animal feed, and plant-based diets. The Royal DSM group hopes to establish a dominant position in the market for nutritional fibers for animal feed with this acquisition.
  • In September 2020, Batory Foods entered into an agreement with BioHarvest Sciences Inc., a developer of patented and proprietary Biofarming technology. The exclusive agreement was aimed at penetrating the US Edible CBD Market and US Nutraceuticals Market, strategically diversifying Batory Foods' product portfolio.
  • In 2021, Dupont introduced the OPTIMASE® portfolio, a new brand of animal feed enzymes. These enzymes are designed to enhance dietary fiber digestibility in animal feed, leading to improved gut health and nutrient absorption.

Key Market Players

  • Roquette Frères S.A.
  • Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
  • Cargill Inc.
  • Tate & Lyle PLC
  • Ingredion Incorporated 
  • Associated British Foods PLC
  • BENEO-Orafti SA
  • Kerry Inc.
  • Agromed GmbH

 By Type

By Solubility

By Application

By Region

  • Corn
  • Cereals
  • Grains
  • Pine
  • Potato
  • Spruce
  • Others 
  • Soluble
  • Insoluble
  • Pet Food
  • Compound Feed
  • Specialty Feed
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • South America
  • Middle East & Africa

Report Scope:

In this report, the Global Animal Feed Dietary Fiber Market has been segmented into the following categories, in addition to the industry trends which have also been detailed below:

  • Animal Feed Dietary Fiber Market, By Type:
    • Corn
    • Cereals
    • Grains
    • Pine
    • Potato
    • Spruce
    • Others
  • Animal Feed Dietary Fiber Market, By Solubility:
    • Soluble
    • Insoluble
  • Animal Feed Dietary Fiber Market, By Application:
  • Pet Food
  • Compound Feed
  • Specialty Feed
  • Animal Feed Dietary Fiber Market, By Region:
  • North America
    • United States
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • France
    • United Kingdom
    • Italy
    • Germany
    • Spain
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • South Korea
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Colombia
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Kuwait
    • Turkey
    • Egypt

Competitive Landscape

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Table of content

1.    Product Overview

1.1.  Market Definition

1.2.  Scope of the Market

1.2.1.    Markets Covered

1.2.2.    Years Considered for Study

1.2.3.    Key Market Segmentations

2.    Research Methodology

2.1.  Objective of the Study

2.2.  Baseline Methodology

2.3.  Key Industry Partners

2.4.  Major Association and Secondary Sources

2.5.  Forecasting Methodology

2.6.  Data Triangulation & Validation

2.7.  Assumptions and Limitations

3.    Executive Summary

3.1.  Overview of the Market

3.2.  Overview of Key Market Segmentations

3.3.  Overview of Key Market Players

3.4.  Overview of Key Regions/Countries

3.5.  Overview of Market Drivers, Challenges, Trends

4.    Global Animal Feed Dietary Fiber Market Outlook

4.1.  Market Size & Forecast

4.1.1.    By Value & Volume

4.2.  Market Share & Forecast

4.2.1.    By Type (Corn, Cereals, Grains, Pine, Potato, Spruce, Others)

4.2.2.    By Solubility (Soluble, Insoluble)

4.2.3.    By Application (Pet Food, Compound Feed, Specialty Feed)

4.2.4.    By Company (2022)

4.2.5.    By Region

4.3.  Product Market Map