Beef Cattle Farming in Australia: Market Research Report

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Beef Cattle Farming Market Research Report | ANZSIC A0142 | Jul 2014

After the deluge: A break in the drought led to replenished herd numbers and higher sales

IBISWorld’s Beef Cattle Farming market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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The Beef Cattle Farming industry has come up against some tough conditions over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to fall at a compound annual rate of 0.8% over the five years through 2014-15, to reach $5.7 billion. Varying weather patterns, volatile input prices and issues surrounding the welfare of live animal exports have contributed to this decline. However, the Beef Cattle Farming industry is expected to grow by 1.8% in 2014-15, due to improving prices and demand conditions.

Beef cattle farmers have suffered varying weather conditions over the past five years, which has wreaked havoc on profit margins. Arid conditions in early 2009-10, particularly in northern Australia, severely reduced farm output... purchase to read more

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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 a number of 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 are required to purchase cattle and agricultural land, which is rising in price. Like many agricultural industries, profitability of beef cattle farming has been falling over the long term. Moreover, farm income is declining relative to income in the non-farm sector of the economy... purchase to read more


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What is the Beef Cattle Farming Industry?

Farms in this industry primarily produce 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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