Published By : 31 May 2016 | Published By : QYRESEARCH
The mounting pace at which the global population is rising has started putting pressures on several industries such as agriculture and energy. Power production companies across the globe are already outstripping their production capacities to fulfill the enormous requirement for electricity from economically developing, urbanizing, and industrially advancing regions. Oil and gas producers are on the lookout for new energy resources to provide sustainable volumes of a number of fuels. At the same time, the food industry is struggling to increase crop yields and quality and volumes of animal resources on a global front.
Of these, the food industry forms one of the major industries on a global front and its several subsidiaries are witnessing significant expansion. The market for animal feed and animal feed additives for is one such highly lucrative subsidiary of the global food industry. In the past few years, as the global consumption of animal products has increased at a constant pace, the demand for animal feed and animal feed additives has also significantly increased.
Animal feed additives are considered one of the most crucial parts of the exponentially expanding global meat production industry. Feed additives are mixed with basic animal feed for improvising the growth of animals. There are many benefits of mixing feed additives with animal feeds. Feed additives act as catalysts for improving the disease prevention capability of animals, improving the rate of weight gain, improving feed conversion and digestion, and preventing vitamin deficiencies among animals. These factors have a substantial impact on the quality of the meat produced from animals.
Feed additives are a variety of types and can be segmented into two main categories: nutritional feed additives and non-nutritional feed additives.
Types of nutritional feed additives include minerals, amino acids, and vitamins. These help in providing essential nutrients to the animals in optimum quantities, thereby helping animals in gaining higher muscle mass and lean meat at a quicker rate.
Types of non-nutritional feed additives include antibiotics, enzymes, hormones, probiotics, and prebiotics, and acidifiers. These additives prevent diseases, help in improving digestive systems, and aid in reproduction. Feed additives are normally added in small quantities and take forms such as pellets, powder, injectable, and liquids.