Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The performance of the Prepared Animal and Bird Feed Manufacturing industry is closely related to agricultural and social trends. Variations in weather patterns, herd stocks and outbreaks of disease often dictate the wellbeing of stockfeed operations in the industry, as do pet ownership levels for pet food manufacturers. These factors have contributed to subdued industry growth over the five years through 2013-14. The industry's performance has also been affected by highly volatile commodity prices and waning profit margins. Growth in global meat consumption and, consequently, herd stocks has primarily sustained modest revenue growth, as the industry has battled with dramatic fluctuations in demand and supply conditions... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The products manufactured by the industry can be classified into two major segments: stockfeed and pet food. There are numerous product categories within each segment, especially with the broad range of livestock farmed for commercial purposes.
Stockfeed is the largest product segment and includes the production and supply of soybean meals and hulls, linseed meals, sunflower meals, meat and bone meals, feather meals, yellow grease, wheat bran, alfalfa meals and pellets, oat hulls and gluten feed and meals. Feed for intensively farmed livestock generally includes grain and pellets manufactured from various crops... purchase to read more