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Cow Colostrum Market By Nature (Organic, Conventional), Product Type (Whole, Colostrum Finished Products), End Use (B2B, B2C) & Region - Forecast to 2021 - 2031

Cow Colostrum Market By Nature (Organic, Conventional), Product Type (Whole, Colostrum Finished Products), End Use (B2B, B2C) & Region - Forecast to 2021 - 2031

Cow Colostrum Market - Analysis, Outlook, Growth, Trends, Forecasts

Key Highlights from Report

  • Who is the Leading End User of Cow Colostrum?

    Cow colostrum is mostly used in the B2B industry, among which functional food is expected to hold the leading share of 37.8% in terms of value in the year 2021.

  • What Type of Cow Colostrum Product is Top-selling?

    Conventional cow colostrum products outpace organic alternatives and are expected to reach a valuation of more than US$ 2.1 Bn in 2021. This can be attributed to easy access and low costs of associated raw materials.

  • Which is the most lucrative market for cow colostrum?

    Currently, the U.S. holds the largest share in the cow colostrum market in terms of value and volume. The U.S. will account for over 61% of the North America market in 2021, driven by rising functional food applications.

  • Which are some of the leading companies offering cow colostrum?

    Some of the leading companies offering cow colostrum products are Colostrum BioTec GmbH, Zuche Pharmaceuticals, Biodane Pharma A/S, Agati Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., McePharma, Cure Nutraceuticals Pvt. Ltd., Ingredia Nutritional (Ingredia S.A.), Sterling Technology, Biotaris B.V., La Belle Inc., Now Health Group, Inc., The Saskatoon Colostrum Company, Good Health New Zealand, and others. Lower tier players are expected to account for around 75% of the overall market share.

Key Points Covered in Cow Colostrum Market Study

  • Market estimates and forecast 2015-2031
  • Key drivers and restraints impacting market growth
  • Segment-wise, Country-wise, and Region-wise Analysis
  • Competition Mapping and Benchmarking
  • Brand share and Market Share Analysis
  • Key Product Innovations and Regulatory Climate
  • COVID-19 Impact on Cow Colostrum Market and How to Navigate
  • Recommendation on Key Winning Strategies

2016-2020 Cow Colostrum Market Outlook Compared to 2021-2031 Forecast

The growth of the cow colostrum market is related to its nutrition profile including high quantity of proteins, and immunity boosting characteristics. According to FMI’s analysis, Cow colostrum sales have grown at 5.3% CAGR between 2016 and 2020. Cow colostrum promotes health in newborns and baby animals. The benefits of ingesting cow colostrum supplements include improvements to immunity and better gut health.

Over the last few years, an increasing number of innovative technologies were introduced for manufacturing cow colostrum products. New products such as fast-dissolving, ready-to-mix colostrum powders, were introduced to the market, which has bolstered adoption in a variety of applications.

Recent years have witnessed a relatively significant increase in the consumption of probiotics such as lactobacillus and acidophilus, which are found in cow colostrum products.

Consumption of probiotics helps to prevent diseases such as ulcerative colitis and colon cancer by ensuring a healthy intestinal environment. Manufacturers offering cow colostrum products are anticipated to benefit from a positive consumer perception for the foreseeable future. FMI expects the global cow colostrum market to grow at 6.3% CAGR through 2031.

Why is the Demand for Cow Colostrum-based Baby Food Rising?

Cow colostrum boasts of a better nutritional profile than human colostrum. Consequently, the demand for cow colostrum-based infant formulas is growing in both developing and developed countries. Since cow colostrum is easily digestible by infants, more companies incorporating it in its formulation.

Cow colostrum protects an infant's digestive tract by averting bacteria from spreading. It releases additional IgG immunoglobulin, which aids in the development of the baby's immune system. The increase in the number of working women, and growing personal incomes are key factors driving global demand for cow colostrum-based infant formula.

Will the Use of Cow Colostrum Cosmetics Drive Sales?

The use of nutraceutical and cosmetics in combination with colostrum to battle the biological ageing process is one example of how growth in the cosmetics sector leads to technological breakthroughs in the business.

Colostrum is a daily supplement that assists in the reduction of facial wrinkles. When eaten on a daily basis, colostrum aids in cell regeneration. These hormones promote cell proliferation in the skin's dermal layer, which improves flexibility and thickness while also reducing age-related issues.

Colostrum regenerates and rejuvenates skin cells due to qualities like immunoglobulin IgA and lactoferrin, which are found in a variety of cosmetic products. The demand for cow colostrum-based skin care and cosmetics products has increased globally as a result of these combinations.

What are the factors Restraining the Cow Colostrum Market?

Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest lactose, which is a key constituent present in cow colostrum. The condition is caused due to the shortage of lactase enzymes in the body, resulting in symptoms such as nausea, cramps and diarrhea.

Thus, individuals who are intolerant to lactose are unable to ingest cow colostrum-based products, leading to loss of revenue for manufacturers. Also, the market is highly competitive due to the presence numerous local and regional colostrum producers. Different brands have entered the market in order to leverage benefits including high profits and quick return on investment. This may restrain growth of the market for the foreseeable future.

Country-wise Insights

How Large is the Opportunity for Cow Colostrum in the U.S.?

In 2021, the US is expected to have the largest share of the North America cow colostrum market at over 61%. Cow colostrum production and consumption is increasing in the country, owing to rising disposable incomes and naturally derived goods.

The advantages of colostrum have bolstered its popularity among health-conscious people and those with weakened immune systems. The growing understanding of the benefits of cow colostrum and the regulations directed at the dairy industry for the use of cow colostrum as an ingredient are also contributing to market growth in the U.S.

What are the Prospects for Increasing Cow Colostrum Sales in India?

India accounts for 24.4% of the market value share in South Asia and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.2% in forecast period. The use of cow colostrum has deep roots in India.

Cow colostrum has been used in human diets across the country since ancient times. In the early 1990s, the country witnessed a surge in research aimed at using cow colostrum for human consumption and making it commercially available. Cow colostrum is sourced along with mature milk in India, with therapeutic purposes in combating ailments such as influenza in older adult patients.

Cow colostrum is also used to irrigate the eye during surgeries in the ocular area, according to Ayurvedic texts. This will create potential opportunities for market players in the near future.

Why Does Russia Hold a Larger Value Share in the Europe Market? 

In Europe, Russia is the leading regional market for cow colostrum accounting for over 20% of sales registered in the region. This is attributed to a strong production footprint of key market participants in the country.

While Russia holds the largest market share in the Europe cow colostrum market, it is likely to lose ground to Germany by the end of 2031. Russian companies are also focusing on mergers and acquisitions which will help the company to expand the product portfolio in the market.

What are the Factors Driving Cow Colostrum Market in the U.K.?

Consumer awareness about functional foods and functional ingredients has increased in recent years in the U.K.  Consequently, the U.K. market will reflect a CAGR of 6.3% through the end of the forecast period.

The food and beverage industry has been tapped by the frequent innovations in the sector. In the food industry, naturally derived ingredients and additives have proven to be a boon.

Furthermore, the country's growing population and demand for functional food remains the primary driver of the demand of cow colostrum. Furthermore, the growing end use areas of cow colostrum, including dietary supplements and sports nutrition are driving market growth.

What are the Opportunities for Market Growth in Germany?

Germany accounts for 18% of Europe's market share in 2021 and is anticipated to grow with a CAGR of 5.4% in forecast period. The rising demand for dietary supplements is expected to propel the cow colostrum market in Germany to an unprecedented level.

With robust supply chains the Germany market for cow colostrum is expected to reflect promising growth in the near future. Consequently, the country is likely to hold the dominant share of Europe by the end of 2031.

Category-wise Insights

Which Source of Cow Colostrum Drives User Preference?

On the basis of nature, cow colostrum can be divided into organic and conventional cow colostrum. Demand for conventional cow colostrum is increasing in developed and developing countries accounting for over 85% of the global market, while the demand for organic variants remains sluggish.

The higher demand can be broadly attributed to easier access and low costs of associated raw materials, which in turn supports adoption in varied end use applications.

Who is the Leading End User of Cow Colostrum?

Cow colostrum is mostly preferred in the B2B end use applications. In 2021, B2B will account for 51.9% of the market share in terms of value and is estimated to grow with a 4.6% CAGR in the forecast period.

The growth is primarily attributed to different applications in several food and nutrition industries including dietary supplements, sports nutrition, functional foods, and more.

Which Cow Colostrum Product Type Holds a Prominent Share?

Cow colostrum finished products hold a prominent share in the global cow colostrum market holding 55.5% of the market in 2021. Capsules and chewable tablets will drive demand for the foreseeable future.

The higher demand for cow colostrum finished products can be attributed to easier digestibility and nutritional absorption, in addition to better scope for the optimization of profits.

Competitive Landscape

Cow colostrum in animal feed produces immunoglobulin that provides passive immunity to animals in the early months of their lives. The demand for cow colostrum-based animal feed products is increasing due to the nutritional requirements of calves and lambs.

Hence, the demand for cow colostrum is expected to increase for applications in animal feed formulations in the near future. Also, informative advertisements for colostrum are one area that has been found lacking, making strong marketing and promotional strategies a key opportunity for players to expand their reach and share in the cow colostrum market.

In May 2021, Tallink Grupp’s Estonian vessels have started to offer Bioblock, a novel nasal spray which includes antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 virus derived from bovine colostrum.

In March 2021, PanTheryx a leader in nutrition and biotechnology announced the launch of 3 product formulations comprising bovine colostrum including soft chews, baked nutrition bars, and soft presses.

In May 2020, the Surat District Cooperative Milk Producers Union Limited announced the development of a new cow colostrum powder as an immunity booster to protect covid-19 patients.

Some of the leading companies operating in the cow colostrum market are:

  • Colostrum BioTec GmbH
  • Zuche Pharmaceuticals
  • Biodane Pharma A/S
  • Agati Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.
  • McePharma
  • Cure Nutraceuticals Pvt. Ltd.
  • Ingredia Nutritional (Ingredia S.A.)
  • Sterling Technology
  • Biotaris B.V.
  • La Belle Inc.
  • Now Health Group, Inc.
  • The Saskatoon Colostrum Company
  • Good Health New Zealand

*The list is not exhaustive, and only for representational purposes. Full competitive intelligence with SWOT analysis available in the report. 

Scope of the Report



Forecast Period


Historical Data Available for


Market Analysis

USD Million for value and MT for Volume

Key Regions Covered

North America, Latin America, Europe, Japan, Asia Pacific excluding Japan , Middle east and Africa

Key Countries Covered

US, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Argentina, Rest of Latin America, Germany, France, Italy, U.K., Spain, BENELUX, Nordic, Poland, Russia, Rest of Europe, China, Japan, South Korea, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Rest of South Asia, Australia, New Zealand, GCC Countries, South Africa, Turkey, North Africa, Central Africa, Rest of MEA

Key Segments Covered

Nature, Product type, End use and Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • Colostrum BioTec GmbH
  • Zuche Pharmaceuticals
  • Biodane Pharma A/S
  • Agati Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.
  • McePharma
  • Cure Nutraceuticals Pvt. Ltd.
  • Ingredia Nutritional (Ingredia S.A.)
  • Sterling Technology
  • Biotaris B.V.
  • La Belle Inc.
  • Now Health Group, Inc.
  • The Saskatoon Colostrum Company
  • Good Health New Zealand

Report Coverage

Market Forecast, brand share analysis, competition intelligence, DROT analysis, Market Dynamics and Challenges, Strategic Growth Initiatives

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Cow Colostrum Market by Category

On the basis of Nature

  • Organic
  • Conventional

On the basis of Product Type

  • Whole
    • Whole Colostrum Powder
    • Skim Colostrum Powder
    • Specialty Colostrum Powder
  • Colostrum Finished Products
    • Capsules
    • Chewable Tablets
    • Individual Sachets
    • Specially Formulated Products

On the basis of End Use

On the basis of Region

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Oceania
  • MEA

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