Beef Cattle Farming in Australia: Market Research Report

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

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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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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 3.4% over the five years through 2013-14, to reach $5.5 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 3.3% in 2013-14 due to improving conditions.

Beef cattle farmers have suffered varying weather conditions over the past five years, which has wreaked havoc on profit margins. Arid conditions in 2008-09 and early 2009-10, particularly in northern Australia, severely reduced farm output... purchase to read more

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The Beef Cattle Farming industry is characterised by a low level of market share concentration. The industry is highly fragmented, with the top four players accounting for well under 40% of industry revenue. The overwhelming majority of operators in the industry are non-employing family businesses, with work carried out by the farm owner and occasionally their family members. It is estimated that over 85% of industry players fall in this category.

Industry concentration has remained stable over the past five years, with the fall in establishments similar to the fall in businesses. Some merger and acquisition has occurred over the past five years. For example, Lake Wood Holdings acquired the private Cooinda Station in Queensland in 2011... 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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