A feeding system refers to that feeds or delivers the required material by an entity which can include a machine system or even an animal when considered in context of dairy. In the context of dairy, a feeding system is the one which delivers the necessary nutrients to the cattle so that the cattle yields maximum amount of milk thereby leading to an overall increase in the production of milk. The nutrients delivered by the feeding systems include grains, minerals, proteins, and forages, among others. These nutrients can be delivered individually or in various combinations.

Feeding is a major cost contributor in dairy farms. It amounts to more than half the total cost. Feeding the right amount of feed at right time integral to obtain maximum production of milk. There are three types of nutritional management systems that are used in dairy production to feed cows to obtain more milk. This includes confinement systems with totally mixed rations (TMR), pasture-based systems, and confinement systems in which concentrates and forages are fed separately. Continuous monitoring of the dry matter content in the feed is important in the TMR system, as the diet is formed based on the nutrient concentration in the overall feed. Hence, there should be appropriate concentration to ensure the intended nutritional value in the diet. The confinement systems in which contents are fed separately from forages are widely used across the globe. In this system the concentration of various material in the feed can be adjusted according to the needs of an individual cow. In the pasture-based systems, there is an optimum use of forages and hence, this system requires intensive monitoring and management of pasture for optimal dry matter and nutrient yield. The ongoing trend visible in this market is the adoption of advanced technologies increasing automation of the feeding systems is leading to the rise in efficiency of the systems ultimately leading to an increase in overall milk production.

Rising demand for dairy products across the globe is a major factor driving the feeding systems market. Growing middle class population in emerging economies such as China and India, which can afford milk at higher cost and rising adoption of automated feeding systems by dairy farmers in these countries are anticipated to propel the market. Additionally, increasing awareness regarding substantial cost savings due to the adoption of feeding systems is projected positively impact the market. However, high installation cost of the automated feeding system can hinder the market. Nevertheless, growing adoption of the feeding systems based on technologies across the globe is projected to drive the growth of the market upwards.

The feeding systems market has been segmented based on application, system type, offering, and geography. In terms of material, the feeding systems market has been divided into dairy farm, poultry farm, swine farm, and equine farm. Based on system type, the market has been categorized into rail guided system, conveyor belt system, and self-propelled system. In terms of offering, the feeding systems market has been segregated into hardware, software, and service. Based on the point of sale, the market has been segmented into retail stores, wholesaler, and online channel. In terms of geography, the global feeding systems market has been divided into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and South America.

Key players operating in the feeding systems market include Bauer Technics A.S., Lely Holding S.A.R.L, VDL Agrotech, DeLaval Holding AB, Pellon Group Oy, Cormall AS, Rovibec Agrisolutions Inc., Steinsvik Group AS, GEA Group AG, and DairyMaster.

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