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Farm Animal Feed Production in Australia: Market Research Report

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Farm Animal Feed Production Market Research Report | Life Sciences | Animal Health | Jul 2016

Bad fodder: Volatile rainfall and grain prices have driven industry revenue down

IBISWorld’s Farm Animal Feed Production 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
Inghams Inghams market share
Ridley Ridley market share
Riverina Australia Riverina Australia market share
SunRice SunRice market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Operators in the Farm Animal Feed Production industry have endured difficult trading conditions over the past five years. Volatile weather patterns and resulting shifts in demand for animal feed, fluctuating grain prices and strong competition in the industry have contributed to revenue movements over the period. The major companies in the industry, which earn more than 75% of industry revenue, have been able to use their size to reduce their exposure to these sources of volatility and have remained profitable over the period. Industry revenue is expected to fall at an annualised 3.1% over the five years through 2016-17. This decline is slightly overstated due to an 11.6% revenue spike in 2011-12, which resulted from increased demand following reduced rainfall... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Products in the industry can be broken down based on the volume of basic ingredients contained in the products. Each product contains basic ingredients so that animals are provided with a balanced diet from a single product. Cereal grains are the largest source of ingredients and include wheat, barley, oats, sorghum and other grains. Oil meals make up the second major ingredient group and include soy meal, sunflower meal and other high-protein oil meals. Each segment's size represents its contribution to industry revenue.

Wheat feed

The largest product segment in the industry is wheat feed. Wheat used by the industry is usually of a lower quality than wheat used for human consumption and is therefore cheaper... purchase to read more


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What is the Farm Animal Feed Production Industry?

Animal feed manufacturers make processed feed for livestock, including aquaculture livestock. Products include milled grain in bulk bagged or pellet form, mixtures of unmilled grains, meals and concentrates. Feed often includes added vitamins, minerals and salts to provide improved nutrition to animals. The industry excludes pasture grazing, hay, silage feed and unprocessed grains.

Industry Products
Wheat feedBarley feedSorghum feedMaize, triticale and lupin feedOats feedOilseed and other non-cereal grain feedOther animal feed
Industry Activities
Beef cattle feed productionDairy cattle feed productionPig feed productionPoultry feed productionEquine feed productionAquaculture feed production

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