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Beef Cattle Farming in Australia: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

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 is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$6bn
Annual Growth 10-15
-0.8%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
47,941
Businesses
29,462
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

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

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Over the past five years, IBISWorld expects the industry's geographic distribution has remained largely unchanged. The industry is dominated by operators in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. The nature of beef cattle farming varies across the country, but occurs in nearly 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 over 90.0% of the nation's largest herds and some of the nation's largest beef cattle farms... 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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