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Calf Milk Replacers Market Research Report Information By Type (Medicated, Non Medicated), By Source (Dairy Based and Non-Dairy Based), By Form (Liquid And Powder) And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032


ID: MRFR/F-B & N/3753-HCR | 110 Pages | Author: Pradeep Nandi| July 2024

Global Calf Milk Replacers Market Overview


Calf Milk Replacers Market Size was valued at USD 2.66 Billion in 2023. The Calf Milk Replacers market industry is projected to grow from USD 2.83 Billion in 2024 to USD 4.48 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.87% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). The development of milk replacers rich in protein and permitting higher growth and quality comparable to whole milk are the primary market factors increasing industry expansion.


Calf Milk Replacers Market


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Calf Milk Replacers Market Trends




  • Growing awareness of animal nutrients is driving the market growth




Market CAGR for calf milk replacers is being driven by the rising animal nutrients. Calf milk replacers are carefully made from high-quality components to promote proper calves development. Calf milk replacers are fine, dry powders with a specific flavor from the components and feed additives that have been added. This guarantees that the products in the solution are easily mixed, wettable, and susceptible.


The growing calf population and the rising demand for and use of whole milk in the dairy sector have boosted the demand for ready-to-consume calf milk replacers. Calf milk replacers can be mixed with water in precise amounts until all of the powder is dissolved or suspended without clumps of the undissolved powder. They can be easily supplied using automated feeding systems or nipple bottles.


Calf milk replacer is less expensive than complete cow's milk, resulting in better market growth rates. Manufacturers are spending on research and development to create solutions that will support gut health and increase immunity. Calf milk replacer contains digestible proteins, enriched vitamins, organic selenium for maximum absorption and utilization, and trace minerals. When raised on a milk replacer, a young calf's rumen can develop just as well as it would on a diet of full milk. Calf milk replacers also reduce the risk of stomach disturbances and scours. It also lowers the likelihood of illness transmission from cow to calf. Calf milk replacers work well in automated calf feeding systems. The key market demand drivers are rising awareness, prosperity, vast purchasing power, and the integrated nature of the animal products business. The increase in animal product consumption is favorably influencing the growth of the calf milk replacer industry. Thus, driving the Calf Milk Replacers market revenue.


Calf Milk Replacers Market Segment Insights


Calf Milk Replacers Type Insights


Based on type, the Calf Milk Replacers market segmentation includes medicated and non-medicated. The non-medicated segment dominated the market, accounting for 68% of market revenue. The growing need for animal nutrition products that do not require drugs and do not compromise animal welfare or production has increased demand for non-medicated varieties of calf milk replacers. Because of their low cost, non-medicated calf milk replacers have dominated the calf milk replacer industry. The use of non-medicated calf milk replacers aids in reducing animal stress, which is an important aspect of animal welfare. Stress can hurt the health and development of calves.


Calf Milk Replacers Source Insights


Based on the source, the Calf Milk Replacers market segmentation includes dairy-based and non-dairy-based. The dairy-based segment dominated the market owing to variables such as raising livestock keepers' awareness of the benefits of milk and assisting in the absorption of maximal nutrients. Non-Milk Based category is expected to be the fastest growing section due to factors such as rising environmental consciousness and aiding in weight management.


Calf Milk Replacers Form Insights


Based on Form, the Calf Milk Replacers market segmentation includes liquid and powder. The liquid category generated the most income. The demand for dairy products is quickly expanding, particularly in industrialized nations, due to technological advances, increased awareness of nutritional advantages, and increased need for quality products to combat disease and urbanization. Aside from the economic advantages, milk replacers help avoid spreading diseases such as rhinotracheitis and others. The composition of milk fluctuates based on the season of the year, lactation periods, and so on, whereas milk made with milk replacers is constantly stable. Milk substitutes also have a high protein content, which promotes animals to grow faster than genuine milk.


Figure 1: Calf Milk Replacers Market, by Form, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)


Calf Milk Replacers Market, by Form, 2022 & 2032


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Calf Milk Replacers Regional Insights


By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Rest of the World. The Europe Calf Milk Replacers market area will dominate this market; the demand for milk production is increasing as technology advances and the demand for dairy-based goods rises. Furthermore, European Commission regulations require that calves obtain adequate nutrients during their developing years by having access to nutrient-rich food. Milk replacers ensure calves obtain nutritious milk to help them grow, which is a crucial element driving the product's rise in this region.


The major countries studied in the market report are German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, The US, Canada, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2: CALF MILK REPLACERS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)


CALF MILK REPLACERS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Asia Pacific Calf Milk Replacers market accounts for the second-largest market share. Farmers are focused on adding nutritional components to the diet of young livestock to ensure optimal productivity growth due to progressive urbanization and increased demand for premium animal products, and ongoing initiatives are driving the market. Further, the China Calf Milk Replacers market held the largest market share, and the India Calf Milk Replacers market was the fastest growing market in the European region.


From 2023 to 2032, the North American Calf Milk Replacers Market will develop at the quickest CAGR. Owing to reasons such as the rapid expansion in the usage of dairy products, technological improvements, and other nutritional strategies. Moreover, the US Calf Milk Replacers market, held the largest market share, and the Canada Calf Milk Replacers market was the fastest-growing market in the North American region.


Calf Milk Replacers Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading industry companies are making significant R&D investments to diversify their product offerings, which will expand the Calf Milk Replacers market. Key market developments include new product releases, agreements, acquisitions and mergers, higher investments, and collaboration with other companies. Market participants also engage in several strategic actions to increase their footprint. The Calf Milk Replacers industry must provide a good price to grow and thrive in an increasingly competitive market environment.


Producing locally to reduce operating costs is one of the primary business strategies manufacturers adopt in the Calf Milk Replacers industry to serve customers and expand the market sector. In recent years, the Calf Milk Replacers industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to medicine. Major players in the Calf Milk Replacers market, including Land O'Lakes, Inc. and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


Land O'Lakes, Inc. is a dairy-focused American member-owned agricultural cooperative established in the United States. Land O'Lakes, Inc. is a 100-year-old farmer- and retailer-owned cooperative that was founded to collaborate to create new market opportunities. Today, they have built on that unifying spirit, building a comprehensive and leading understanding of agriculture while remaining unshakable in their commitment to providing great annual performance and long-term, shared success with their member-owners. Farmers are entrepreneurs who can make a difference in the world. They can continue to enhance their system, advocate farming's true potential, and put their farmer- and retail owners at the core of creating a better future for everybody by collaborating with our member-owners. In May 2019,


Land O'Lakes, INC., and Bidco Africa established a new production site in Kenya to strengthen their presence in the Middle East and African livestock and animal nutrition sectors. The factory was built to increase production capacity, install additional feed lines, and improve feed quality and testing capabilities.


Biomin, headquartered in Inzersdorf-Getzersdorf, Austria, develops and manufactures feed additives and premixes for livestock animals such as swine, poultry, dairy and beef cattle, and aquaculture. The company serves customers in over 100 countries throughout the world. The Biomin Research Centre (BRC) at Campus Tulln in Austria employs 80 applied basic researchers to oversee the firm's in-house R&D operations, supported by a research network of 150 academic and research institutions worldwide.  In June 2020, BIOMIN Holding GmbH announced an animal nutrition joint venture with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. This collaboration was formed to conduct advanced research in mycotoxin detoxification, animal nutrition, and gut performance.


Key Companies in the Calf Milk Replacers market include



  • Archer Daniels Midland Company (U.S.),

  • Land O'lakes, Inc. (U.S.)

  • Cargill Inc. (U.S.)

  • Frieslandcampina (The Netherlands)

  • Lactalis Group (France),CHS Inc. (U.S.)

  • Glanbia PLC (Republic of Ireland)  


Calf Milk Replacers Industry Developments


January 2023: Auctus has introduced the latest addition to its calf milk replacer product line, bringing the total number of calf milk replacers on the market to six.Opti-Skim, the company's most recent innovation, allows farmers to grow their calves on a skim-based product, offering high-quality proteins to boost daily weight gains from the first week of life. Opti-Skim contains an extraordinarily high quantity of skim milk powder to achieve the required coagulation action in the abomasum.


May 2021: Denkavi, a Dutch company, purchased FrieslandCampina's animal nutrition section. This sector produces around 80,000 metric tonnes of animal feeds and includes milk replacer names such as Porcolac, Kalvolac, Serolat, and others.


Calf Milk Replacers Market Segmentation


Calf Milk Replacers Type Outlook



  • Medicated

  • Non-Medicated


Calf Milk Replacers Source Outlook



  • Dairy Based

  • Non-Dairy Based


Calf Milk Replacers Form Outlook



  • Liquid

  • Powder


Calf Milk Replacers Regional Outlook




  • North America

    • US

    • Canada






  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe






  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific






  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America



Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2023 USD 2.56 Billion
Market Size 2024 USD 2.83 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 4.48 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 5.87% (2024-2032)
Base Year 2023
Market Forecast Period 2024-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, Source,  Form, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, German, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Archer Daniels Midland Company (U.S.), Land O'lakes Inc. (U.S.), Cargill Inc. (U.S.), Frieslandcampina (The Netherlands), Lactalis Group (France), CHS Inc. (U.S.), Glanbia PLC (Republic of Ireland)
Key Market Opportunities Enabling higher growth and quality comparable to whole milk
Key Market Dynamics Development of milk replacers rich in protein by the milk replacer


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Calf Milk Replacers market size was valued at USD 2.56 Billion in 2023.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.87% during the forecast period, 2024-2032.

Europe had the largest share in the market

The key players in the market are Archer Daniels Midland Company (U.S.), Land O'lakes Inc. (U.S.), Cargill Inc. (U.S.), Frieslandcampina (The Netherlands), Lactalis Group (France), CHS Inc. (U.S.),.

The Non Medicated category dominated the market in 2023.

The Liquid had the largest share in the market.

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