The purpose of this project was to obtain information on phytase and an understanding of the value chain, including views of pre-mixers. The initial phase was to construct the survey form and format. After this, variants on the basic survey were devised that were appropriate for compounders, pre-mixers and integrators, and computer-compatible email formats devised for all three groups.

During the course of the project, around 70 respondents were identified and asked to complete the survey. Each potential respondent was approached or a company was approached and asked to identify suitable personnel. Each request was followed-up with emails and phone calls. 21 surveys were returned, a response rate of 30%.

Contacts were made with a cross-section of representatives of the industry including enzyme manufacturers, pre-pre-mixers, pre-mixers, compounders, integrators and academics. Some of these were visits, some telephone and/or email dialogues. All the contacts were asked for assistance. The main focus of the effort was to gather information and understand the markets and value chain without ever actually addressing these questions too directly.

During the project, data was collected from a variety of sources including the surveys. In this report we have presented the material collected and attempted, in part, to analyse its meaning. Information collected during the study about the more general aspects of animal feed additives, enzymes, etc., is all included in order to put the more specific findings into context.

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The contents of the study included:

Table of Contents



Principal Findings and Conclusions

  • Animal Feed Ingredients
  • Animal Feed Additives
  • Animal Feed Enzyme Additives
  • Phytase as an Enzyme Additive

Survey results

  • Answers to some specific questions
  • Perception of different enzyme products
  • Final user price
  • The intermediate margins
  • Price of phytase

Description of Enzymes used in Animal Feed

  • List of Enzymes used and their Functions
  • Focus on Phytase
  • Regulatory Aspects of Enzymes Used

Markets and Trends in Animal Feed

Markets and Trends in Animal Feed Additives

  • Market Value and Volume
  • Price
  • Competition
  • Additive Types in the EU
  • Industry Challenges
  • Market Drivers and Restraints
  • Production by Geographic Location
  • Animal Production by Type in Europe

Markets and Trends in Enzyme Additives in Animal Feed

  • Market Value and Volume
  • Price
  • Competition
  • Feed Enzyme Product Types
  • Market Drivers and Restraints

Markets and Trends for Phytase Additives

  • Market Value and Volume
  • Price
  • Competition
  • Players
  • Reputation and Product Differentiation
  • Product Types

Phytase Players and Products

  • 9 company profiles

Phytase use by Geographic Location

  • Europe
  • US

Phytase Use by Animal Type

  • Pigs
  • Poultry

Market Drivers and Restraints

  • Academic Research
  • Technical Developments

Animal Feed Industry Supply and Value Chain for Phytase

  • Enzyme Additive Supply Chain Structure
  • Value Chain Assessment
  • Enzyme Producers
  • Enzyme Marketeers
  • Premixers
  • Feed Compounders
  • Integrators
  • Other End Users
  • Enzyme Producers
  • General Overview of all enzyme producers
  • Premixers, Feed Compounders and Integrators

General Overview from Contacts

Customer Survey Results

  • Overview
  • Combined results
  • Premixers
  • Compounders
  • Integrators

Combined Survey Results

  • Premixers/Blenders Survey Results
  • List of Participants
  • Animal Feed Compounder Survey Results
  • List of Participants
  • Integrators Survey Results
  • List of Participants

Contact reports

  • Academics and Researchers in Animal Nutrition
  • National Institute for Animal Science
  • Schothorst
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Limerick
  • University of Nebraska Extension
  • University of Northern Illinois – Contact 1
  • University of Northern Illinois – Contact 2
  • University of Virginia

4 Enzyme Producers

5 Animal Feed Premixers/Blenders

4 Animal Feed Integrators

1 Other

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