Antibiotic-free meat market expected to climb to US$445 billion

New York, July 7 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The global meat market without antibiotics is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.6% to reach a market valuation of US$445 billion by the end of 2032, according to detailed industry analysis by Persistence Market Research.

The FDA has approved the use of antibiotics in animals. This use of antibiotics has steadily increased over the past few years and has created antibiotic resistant bacteria in animals. According to an FDA report, approximately 80% of antibiotics in the United States are used only for animals. Farmers use these antibiotics to accelerate animal growth. Animals living in unsanitary conditions need antibiotics to prevent disease.

Excessive use of antibiotics in animals leads to the development of resistant bacteria and increased antibiotic resistance. Drug-resistant bacteria decrease the effectiveness of antibiotics in humans. Consumer awareness of bacterial drug resistance has increased, leading to increased demand for antibiotic-free meat.

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In addition, the nutritional level of meat without antibiotics is high. More and more consumers are demanding free-range, organic and antibiotic-free meat. They attach more importance to what is in their diet.

  • Tyson Foods is the largest meat company and has reduced the use of antibiotics in its meat. The company produces meat in accordance with FDA regulations and government guidelines, which prohibit excessive use of antibiotics in livestock.

Key insights from market research

  • The antibiotic-free meat market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8% in the Middle East and Asia through 2032.
  • The market value of Oceania is estimated at US$19.89 billion, which equates to a market share of 15.3%.
  • The European market for antibiotic-free meat is currently set at 3,137,590 tonnes.
  • The growing consumer preference for natural meat, without artificial additives, is positively influencing sales of antibiotic-free meat. Based on end use, the household segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.1%
  • Although by product form, antibiotic-free processed meat holds the highest market share, the fresh meat segment is expected to grow faster at a CAGR of 11.4%.

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“Leading suppliers of antibiotic-free meat are focused on product development and expanding their product portfolios through R&D. Provide high product quality, transparency of label claims and expanding regional presence are some of the strategies adopted by major market players,” says a PersiStence Market Research Analyst.

Competitive landscape

The major companies involved in providing antibiotic-free meat are primarily focused on expanding their product portfolios through constant research and development. They also provide clean-label antibiotic meat products, which helps maintain transparency in their offerings.

  • In October 2019, Foster Farms launched Bold Bites – take-out chicken snacks.
  • In May 2019, Saffron Road launched Frozen Bowls, inspired by Japanese noodles.
  • In March 2019, Applegate farms LLC launched a new brand that uses small-batch production methods and pasture-raised meats to create culinary-inspired products.

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Persistence Market Research in its new report offers an unbiased analysis of the global Antibiotic Free Meat Market, presenting historical data (2017-2021) and estimation statistics for the forecast period 2022-2032.

The study offers compelling insights based on product type (bovine, pork, poultry, sheep), form (fresh, processed) and distribution channel (business-to-business, business-to-consumer (hypermarkets/supermarkets, convenience stores, specialty stores, e-Commerce, other retail)), in seven major regions of the world.

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