Beef Cattle Farming in Australia: Market Research Report

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

Prime cut: Soaring saleyard prices and overseas demand drive up 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.

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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 3.1% over the five years through 2015-16, to reach $13.5 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 12.0% 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 - Industry Products Chapter

The characteristics of beef cattle can help differentiate industry product segments as different types of cattle fulfil specific industry needs. To this end, the industry's product segmentation is based on various cattle characteristics such as sex, age and reproductive traits. These shares are indicative of the volume of cattle sold. Breeds of cattle vary in each segment, with breeds including Wagyu, Barkly, Angus and Brahman.

Cows and bulls

Cows and bulls are the female and male reproducers of the cattle herd that are not normally destined for slaughter. Cows are female cattle of reproductive age, while bulls are non-castrated male cattle. Weather conditions influence the number of cows and bulls sold... purchase to read more


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What is the Beef Cattle Farming Industry?

Operators in the 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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