The report “Starter Feed Market by Type (Medicated and Non-medicated), Ingredient (Wheat, Corn, Soybean, Oats, and Barley), Livestock (Ruminants, Swine, Poultry, Aquatic, and Equine), Form (Pellets and Crumbles), and Region – Global Forecast Up to 2022″, The global market for starter feed was valued at USD 21.45 Billion in 2015; this is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.57% from 2016, to reach USD 29.15 Billion by 2022. The market is driven by factors such as the need to increase livestock production to cater to the growing demand for animal sourced products, and adoption of precision nutrition techniques.
Based on type, the global market is segmented into medicated and non-medicated. The medicated was the larger segment in 2015. The medicated starter feed segment is also projected to grow at a comparatively higher CAGR during the forecast period.
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The inclusion of oats in starter feed, based on ingredients, is projected to grow at a significant rate during the forecast period. Oats are easier to feed to animals than other cereals; they are mainly used in poultry feed of their high fiber and beta-glucan content. This is to drive the oats segment during the forecast period.
Based on livestock, the poultry segment was the largest in 2015; this is also to grow at the highest CAGR from 2016 to 2022. The poultry starter feed is a balanced nutritional formulation and helps poultry to establish a healthy appetite at the initial stage of growth. It also contains coccidiostat, which helps in the treatment of coccidiosis in young chicks. These factors drive the poultry starter feed market.
Based on form, the pellet segment was the largest in 2015; this is also projected to grow at the highest CAGR from 2016 to 2022. It is easy to feed to the animals, easy to store, and is the most common preference by the chicken farmers and triggers early feed intake.
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The Asia-Pacific market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The region is heterogeneous, with diversity in income levels, technology, and demand for better quality feed to livestock, leading to enhanced scope for future growth.
This report includes a study of marketing and development strategies, along with the product portfolio of leading companies such as Cargill, Incorporated (U.S.), BASF SE (Germany), Archer Daniels Midland Company (U.S.), Evonik Industries AG (Germany), and Koninklijke DSM NV (Netherlands).