Global demand for animal feed proteins will continue to rise in the years ahead. By one estimate, the increase will be 7.3% annually from 2020 through 2026 (Global Market Insights, 2020). Much of that will be from increasing livestock and aquaculture production which are in direct competition with pet food production.
Emerging protein sources in pet food
Insect proteins, single-cell proteins, microalgae and pulse proteins will expand pet food's options as alternative proteins gain ground.