"The animal feed market holds crucial importance in France's agricultural sector. It plays a vital role in supporting the nutrition, health, and productivity of livestock, poultry, and aquaculture operations. The country has a long-standing tradition of livestock farming, and animal feed is essential for ensuring optimal animal growth and performance. France benefits from a diverse range of agricultural resources, which contribute to the availability of feed ingredients. Crops such as maize, wheat, barley, soybeans, and rapeseed are cultivated in significant quantities, providing key components for animal feed formulations. The country's favorable climate and fertile soils support the production of high-quality feed ingredients. 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. Since poultry meat is the cheapest form of meat available, consumers' consumption is high. Increased demand for organic feed and industrial livestock production further augments the market's growth. Poultry requires a lot of protein, fats, and calcium, which poultry by-products and fish meals provide. According to the research report ""France Animal Feed Market Overview, 2027"" published by Bonafide Research, it is expected to grow, but at a very slow pace over the forecast period. There is a growing emphasis on animal nutrition in the French feed market. Feed formulations are becoming more specialized and targeted to meet the specific nutritional needs of different animal species, ages, and production stages. This trend is driven by the aim to optimize animal health, growth, and performance while minimizing the use of antibiotics and improving feed efficiency. The demand for organic and natural animal feed is on the rise in France. Consumers are increasingly seeking products derived from organic and sustainable sources. This trend is reflected in the animal feed market, where feed manufacturers are developing organic feed options and incorporating natural ingredients, avoiding the use of synthetic additives or genetically modified organisms. 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. 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. 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. The animal feed industry in France is subject to various rules and regulations to ensure the safety, quality, and integrity of animal feed products. These regulations are enforced by government bodies and agencies responsible for food safety and agricultural practices. France has specific regulations in place to ensure the safety of animal feed. The French Feed Hygiene Code sets out requirements for feed manufacturing facilities, storage, transportation, and hygiene practices. These regulations aim to prevent contamination, protect animal health, and safeguard consumer safety. Furthermore, The French government, through agencies such as the Directorate-General for Food (DGAL) and the National Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health Safety (ANSES), controls and monitors the animal feed industry. Inspections and audits are conducted to verify compliance with regulations, traceability requirements, and the use of feed additives. Sampling and analysis of feed products are carried out to assess their safety and conformity. However, COVID-19 has caused some problems and changes in the feed industry, like many other industries, and the France 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: France Base year: 2021 Estimated year: 2022 Forecast year: 2027 Aspects covered in this report France 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. "
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