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Beef Cattle Farming in Australia: Market Research Report

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Beef Cattle Farming Market Research Report | ANZSIC A0142 | Jul 2016

Cash cow: Demand for Australian beef in overseas markets boosts industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Beef Cattle Farming market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Challenging conditions have plagued the Beef Cattle Farming industry over the past five years. Varying weather patterns, fluctuating turnoff rates and government policies abroad have all influenced the industry's performance over the period. However, immense saleyard price growth has helped the industry post a strong financial performance. Industry revenue is forecast to grow at an annualised 6.0% over the five years through 2016-17, albeit from a low base. Strong demand for Australian cattle and beef in export markets helped boost industry revenue over the three years through 2015-16. Industry revenue is forecast to grow by 5.0% in 2016-17 to $13.4 billion, supported by ongoing high saleyard prices... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Over the past five years, the industry's geographic distribution has remained largely unchanged. Farmers in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria dominate the industry. The nature of beef cattle farming varies across the country, but occurs in all Australian states and territories. The industry is typically discussed according to regions (northern and southern), since operations differ dramatically across the two.

In the northern states, dryer conditions mean that vegetation is sparse and larger areas of land are needed to run cattle. Northern Australia is home to some of the nation's largest herds and beef cattle farms. Queensland dominates the industry and accounts for nearly half of the nation's beef cattle herd... purchase to read more


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What is the Beef Cattle Farming Industry?

Industry operators primarily farm beef cattle. The industry excludes feedlot, mixed livestock farming and grain-sheep or grain-beef farming operations.

Industry Products
Cows and bullsCalvesHeifers and steers
Industry Activities
Farming beef cattleGrazing domesticated buffaloDairy cattle agistment and replacement farming

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