"Poultry feed by livestock type is highest in demand, driven by the demand for poultry meat products by consumers. The rising population further boosts the demand for poultry meat, but the rising feed prices hamper the market's growth. The animal feed market holds substantial importance in the UK's agricultural sector. It plays a vital role in supporting the health, growth, and productivity of livestock and poultry, contributing to the overall food security and economic development of the country. The UK benefits from a diverse range of agricultural resources, enabling the production of various feed ingredients. Crops such as wheat, barley, oats, and oilseed rape are cultivated in significant quantities and serve as key components in animal feed formulations. The country's favorable climate and fertile soils support the production of high-quality feed ingredients. Poultry requires a lot of protein, fats, and calcium, which poultry by-products and fish meals provide. Further, the increased belief of consumers to include more protein in their diet on a regular basis is driving the demand for poultry meat, which correspondingly creates more demand for poultry feed by poultry farms. United Kingdom (UK) is a large producer of poultry feed and caters to world markets. The rise in demand also enhances the quality of feed for poultry animals. According to the research report ""United Kingdom (UK) Animal Feed Market Overview, 2027"" published by Bonafide Research, it is expected to grow, but at a very slow pace over the forecast period. Agriculture and animal husbandry have been integral to the UK's culture for centuries. Traditional farming practices involve raising livestock such as cattle, sheep, pigs, and poultry. Animal feed is an essential component of these practices, ensuring the health, growth, and productivity of the animals. The UK has a tradition of seasonal grazing and foraging practices. During the summer months, livestock is often grazed on lush pastures, taking advantage of the abundant grass and natural vegetation. This grazing period allows animals to feed on nutrient-rich forage, promoting their overall health and reducing the reliance on manufactured feed. The UK places a high importance on animal welfare, reflected in the culture surrounding animal feed. The culture promotes feeding practices that prioritize animal health, nutrition, and well-being. There is a growing demand for feed formulations that enhance animal welfare, reduce the need for antibiotics, and promote ethical animal husbandry practices.
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Aqua feed farming is increasingly being commercialised with its demands, resulting in an increased demand for feed to raise them. On the other hand, cattle feed remains with more market share as it is the most demanded meat by consumers. Animal supplements are expected to be in demand over the forecast period as the animals are deprived of vitamins and minerals from the feed they are fed. Also, due to low feed quality and to improve their structural body composition, supplements are fed to animals. The pellet form of animal feed is expected to remain the main form of feed, but the crumbled form is also expected to be in demand during future years. Plant-based sources remain the main source of protein for animal feed as they provide a range of benefits for both the animals as well as feed manufacturers. The high prices of animal feed and their raw materials act as a hindrance as farmers do not want to invest a major chunk of their income in feeds. Demand for animal feed in the country is increasing with greater emphasis on animal health as well as rapid growth in animal farming, which are expected to increase its demands in the future. Cereals by ingredient type are rich in starch content and are highly preferred to feed animals. Every grain or cereal varies in its nutritional content and digestive anatomy of the animal. Starch that is completely digested before the end of the small intestine (SI) provides the maximum amount of glucose from the grain to support growth. Barely, corn, oats, and rye are entirely used as animal feed and only small amounts are used for human consumption. These grains and cereals might be fed in whole or compound form, mixed with other bi-products or oils, minerals or vitamins to form a complete meal for animals. The produced cereals are stored after drying to reduce moisture levels and preserve them for the full year. Since some are seasonal grains, they need to be produced for the whole year and stored to meet the demands. Production is highly influenced by particular crop failures, droughts, or climatic conditions. The UK government has implemented Feed Hygiene Regulations to ensure the safety and quality of animal feed. These regulations establish requirements for feed manufacturing, storage, labeling, traceability, and hazard analysis. The aim is to prevent contamination, protect animal health, and safeguard consumer confidence in the feed industry. The UK government, through its agencies such as the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) and Trading Standards, enforces feed laws and regulations. Inspections and audits are conducted to ensure compliance with feed hygiene regulations, labeling requirements, and the proper use of feed additives. This enforcement ensures that feed manufacturers adhere to the highest standards. Furthermore, he UK government has taken measures to reduce the use of antibiotics in animal feed. Initiatives such as the ""One Health"" approach aim to combat antimicrobial resistance by promoting responsible antibiotic use in both human medicine and animal health. These programs encourage the development of alternative strategies and feed formulations that support animal health and reduce the reliance on antibiotics.
Animal feed Pellets are made from corn, bean pulp, straw, rice husk, and other cereals and grains for different animals. They have comprehensive nutrition, improve digestibility of feed, decrease picky eaters of animals and are easy to store and transport. The pellets often contain grease as they provide oxidation and hydrolysis. Oxidation helps to convert unsaturated fats into saturated fats when the feed pellets have improper fats as it is easy to hydrolyse. The quality of pellets can be defined by the repeated handling, bagging, transportation, and storage feed lines without much damage or fine particles. However, the pellet quality and efficiency depend on the raw materials used, like corn and soy lack the ability to achieve good pellet quality, while that of wheat increases pellet durability because of high protein content and hemi-cellulose in contrast to corn and soy products. Additionally oats can increase pellet quality if mixed with corn. However, COVID-19 has caused some problems and changes in the feed industry, like many other industries, and the United Kingdom (UK) feed industry is no exception. It had a negative impact due to disruptions in supply chain activities caused by global trade restrictions. A sharp drop in demand for restaurant meals and an increase in demand for grocery store food, combined with certain challenges in reorienting meat supply networks, resulted in a surge in retail meat prices and occasional grocery store stock-outs of specific meat products. Lower demand for cattle and supplies of beef and pork resulted from the drop in demand. Considered in this report:
Geography: United Kingdom (UK) Base year: 2021 Estimated year: 2022 Forecast year: 2027 Aspects covered in this report United Kingdom (UK) animal feed market with its value and forecast along with its segments Various drivers and challenges On-going trends and developments Top profiled companies Strategic recommendation By Ingredients in the report: Cereals By-Products Cakes & Meals Supplements By Livestock in the report: Cattle Feeds Poultry Feeds Pig Feeds Aqua Feeds By Form in the report: Pellet Mash Crumbles Cubes & Cakes By Source in the report: Animal based Plant-based The approach of the report: This report consists of a combined approach of primary as well as secondary research. Initially, secondary research was used to get an understanding of the market and listing out the companies that are present in the market. The secondary research consists of third party sources such as press releases, annual report of companies, analysing the government generated reports and databases. After gathering the data from secondary sources primary research was conducted by making telephonic interviews with the leading players about how the market is functioning and then conducted trade calls with dealers and distributors of the market. Post this we have started doing primary calls to consumers by equally segmenting consumers in regional aspects, tier aspects, age group, and gender. Once we have primary data with us we have started verifying the details obtained from secondary sources. Intended audience This report can be useful to industry consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, associations & organizations related to Animal Feed Industry, government bodies and other stakeholders to align their market-centric strategies. In addition to marketing & presentations, it will also increase competitive knowledge about the industry. "