Beef Cattle Farming in Australia - Market Research Report

Beef Cattle Farming industry trends (2014-2019)

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The Beef Cattle Farming industry has displayed modest growth over the past five years. Varying weather patterns, fluctuating turnoff rates and government policies abroad have all influenced the industry's performance over the period. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 1.6% over the five years through 2019-20 to reach $16.6 billion. Strong demand for Australian cattle and beef in export markets boosted industry revenue over the three years through 2015-16. However, over the three years since, adverse weather conditions have weighed on the industry's performance. Industry revenue is expected to decline by 7.5% in 2019-20, due to an anticipated fall in turnoff rates for cattle and calves. Beef cattle farmers have experienced varying...
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Beef Cattle Farming industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Beef Cattle Farming industry is forecast to continue growing over the next five years. Domestic meat prices are projected to remain high at the retail level, largely due to strong demand for Australian beef in export markets. As the value of domestic beef sold to overseas markets rises, local supplies will become increasingly limited, pushing up domestic beef prices. Furthermore, an anticipated shift in consumer preferences towards organic beef, which carries a price premium, will also help lift domestic retail beef prices. Both the value and volume of live cattle exports are projected to grow over the next five years, aided by a forecast weak Australian dollar and growing demand from Asian and Middle Eastern markets. Overall, industry revenue is...
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Beef Cattle Farming industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $18bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 47,498
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 77,335

Biggest companies in the Beef Cattle Farming industry

The Beef Cattle Farming in Australia industry has no companies with major market shares. Get the full report to find out why.

What is Beef Cattle Farming industry?

Industry Definition

Industry operators primarily farm beef cattle. The industry excludes feedlot, mixed livestock farming and grain-sheep or grain-beef farming operations.

Industry Products and Services

  • Cows and bulls
  • Calves
  • Heifers and steers
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Farming beef cattle
  • Grazing domesticated buffalo
  • Dairy cattle agistment and replacement farming

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry operators primarily farm beef cattle. The industry excludes feedlot, mixed livestock farming and grain-sheep or grain-beef farming operations.

Main Activities

  • Farming beef cattle
  • Grazing domesticated buffalo
  • Dairy cattle agistment and replacement farming

Similar Industries

Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Beef and veal production measures the amount of beef and veal meat produced nationally. Higher beef and veal production indicates increased beef cattle sa...
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Beef and veal production
Domestic price of beef
Trade-weighted index
Demand from meat processing

Current Performance

Live cattle exports
Profit and structure
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Live cattle trade
Profit and structure
 Table: Beef Cattle Farming in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Beef Cattle Farming in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Meat Processing in Australia
Livestock and Other Agricultural Supplies Wholesaling in Australia
Agribusiness in Australia
Organic Farming in Australia



Key Selling Industries

Beef Cattle Farming in Australia
Shearing, Cropping and Agricultural Support Services in Australia
Fertiliser Manufacturing in Australia
Agricultural Machinery Manufacturing in Australia
Livestock and Other Agricultural Supplies Wholesaling in Australia
Veterinary Services in Australia

Products & Services

The characteristics of beef cattle can help differentiate the Beef Cattle Farming industry's product segments, as different types of cattle fulfil specifi...
Feedlots
Live export markets
Other farmers for breeding or stocking



Demand Determinants

Factors affecting industry demand vary according to the reason for cattle sales. Demand determinants for slaughtering cattle differ to those for breeding ...
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Major Markets

Feedlots
Live export markets
Other farmers for breeding or stocking




 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Beef Cattle Farming in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The Beef Cattle Farming industry is characterised by low market share concentration. The industry is highly fragmented, with the largest four players acco...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Beef Cattle Farming in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Beef Cattle Farming in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

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Capital Intensity

The Beef Cattle Farming industry's low wage costs indicate a highly capital-intensive industry. For every dollar paid as wages across the industry, approx...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Beef Cattle Farming in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Beef Cattle Farming in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2026)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2026)
Establishments (2007-2026)
Businesses (2007-2026)
Employment (2007-2026)
Exports (2007-2026)
Imports (2007-2026)
Wages (2007-2026)
Domestic Demand (2007-2026)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

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  • Historical and Forecast Growth
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  • Industry Market Size
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  • Industry Major Players
    Industry Major Players
  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
    SWOT Analysis
  • Industry Trends
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  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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