Organic trace minerals are used in small quantity to improve the quality of food/ feed. Trace minerals have vital role in maintaining animal health. The rate of absorbing the food increases with the presence of trace minerals in the feed. Organic trace minerals have more preference over the inorganic minerals due to their health benefits and impacts on the taste of the feed.
The market is segmented on the basis of product types such as zinc, copper, cobalt, manganese, selenium and iron among others. The segmentation is done according to their requirements in animal feed, the minerals have vital role in animal feed, as they prevent and cure number of animal diseases.
Zinc helps in increasing the immunity in animals and is one of the most preferred organic mineral among other globally, followed by iron that has vital role in oxygen transport in the blood as a component of hemoglobin and oxygen transport. In addition few enzymes either contain iron or are activated by iron; therefore it is one of the important minerals. Selenium functions as a component of enzyme that helps in preventing cellular damage by destroying hydrogen peroxide and lipid hydroperoxides. All the trace minerals have an important role in animal growth; therefore the demand for organic minerals is expected to increase over next six years. The market can also be segmented geographically into North America, APAC, Europe and Rest of the world (RoW) regions.
The global animal feed organic trace mineral market is expected to grow with a single digit CAGR from 2013 to 2019. The organic trace minerals are formed when they attached to organic molecules such as amino acids and polysaccharides. Their presence increases the bioavailability of animal feed. Therefore the demand of organic trace minerals in animal feed is rising globally.