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 2015

Not just chicken feed: Rising livestock numbers and higher grain prices drive revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Farm Animal Feed Production 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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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 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Farm Animal Production industry has performed well despite 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 90.9% of industry revenue, have been able to use their size to reduce their exposure to these sources of volatility and have remained profitable. Industry revenue is projected to grow at an annualised 3.6% over the five years through 2015-16. This growth is slightly overstated due to a 10.8% revenue decline in 2010-11, which resulted from reduced demand following a deluge of rainfall. Revenue is forecast to rise 3.4%... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Farm Animal Feed industry displays a moderate capital intensity level. Although significant amounts of capital equipment are required to operate in the industry, most of the equipment has a long useful life. Consequently, firms are able to depreciate the majority of equipment over up to 30 years. For every dollar spent on wages, the average industry player invests an estimated $0.24 on capital items.

Increased automation has put downward pressure on wages. This has resulted in the capital to labour ratio falling over the past five years, raising the capital intensity level. This is because industry participants have sought to reduce operating expenses, such as wages, wherever possible... 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. This 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 feed
Industry Activities
Beef cattle feed productionDairy cattle feed productionPig feed productionPoultry feed productionEquine feed productionAquaculture feed productionBeef cattle feed productionDairy cattle feed productionPig feed productionPoultry feed productionEquine feed productionAquaculture feed production

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