Farm Animal Feed Production in Australia: Market Research Report

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Farm Animal Feed Production Market Research Report | Life Sciences | Animal Health | Jun 2014

Fatter revenue: Favourable price movements and increased demand to feed growth

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 Enterprises Inghams Enterprises market share
Ridley Ridley market share
Riverina Australia Riverina Australia market share
SunRice SunRice market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Farm Animal Feed Production industry has endured difficult trading conditions over the past five years due to unfavourable price movements and volatile weather conditions. Industry revenue is estimated to have grown at an annualised rate of 0.5% over the past five years. Revenue is expected to increase 1.1% during 2013-14 to reach $2.1 billion. Prices for feed grains products have fluctuated substantially over the past five years in response to global production levels and prices. Greater domestic rainfall and better weather conditions have led to improved pasture conditions and reduced the demand for feed during 2009-10 and 2010-11. Lower rainfall during 2011-12 and 2012-13 increased demand and industry revenue. The major companies in the industry, which earn 90.0%... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry has a medium level of capital intensity. For every dollar absorbed by capital costs, an estimated $3.92 is spent on wages. The industry's level of depreciation is low and steady. Although significant amounts of capital equipment is required to operate in the industry, most of the equipment has a long useful life. Most equipment is depreciated over up to 30 years.

Increased automation has put downward pressure on wages. This has resulted in the capital to labour ratio falling over the past five years. However, the average wage in the industry is expected to increase over the next five years, increasing the ratio, as operators look to employ higher-skilled workers who can operate production machinery... 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 feedCottonseed feedSoy mealOther types of 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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