Beef Cattle Farming in Australia: Market Research Report

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Beef Cattle Farming Market Research Report | ANZSIC A0142 | Sep 2015

High stakes: The gradual removal of tariffs on beef exports to China should boost revenue

The Beef Cattle Farming market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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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 have all influenced industry performance over the period. Industry revenue is forecast to grow at an annualised 1.6% over the five years through 2015-16, to reach $12.6 billion. In particular, strong demand for Australian cattle and beef in export markets is expected to boost the industry over the three years through 2015-16. Industry revenue is forecast to grow by 4.3% in 2015-16, supported by ongoing high saleyard prices.

Rainfall is the primary determinant of industry performance. Beef cattle farmers have suffered through varying weather conditions over the past five years... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Entry into the Beef Cattle Farming industry is fairly uninhibited. Generally, all inputs are readily available, producers can usually shift between agricultural activities with ease and there are often cattle farms for sale. Nonetheless, there are some impediments to entry.

Potential industry participants can encounter problems raising the necessary finance for entry costs. New entrants must purchase cattle and agricultural land, which is rising in price. Like many agricultural industries, the profitability of beef cattle farming has been falling over the long term. Moreover, farming income is declining relative to income in non-farming sectors of the economy... purchase to read more


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What is the Beef Cattle Farming Industry?

Operators in this industry primarily farm beef cattle. This 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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