Egg Farming in Australia - Market Research Report

Egg Farming industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 3.0%

The Egg Farming industry has recorded strong growth over the past five years. Industry operators have benefited from rising per capita egg consumption over the period, as consumers have increasingly opted for eggs as an alternative to red meat as a source of protein. An overall increase in egg production, higher domestic egg prices and improved product mixes have also boosted industry revenue over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 3.0% over the five years through 2018-19, to $845.8 million. This trend includes anticipated growth of 1.6% in the current year. Industry operators have increasingly shifted from cage to free-range egg production over the past five years. Consumers are becoming increasingly conc...
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Egg Farming industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Egg Farming industry is forecast to continue recording revenue growth over the next five years, as consumer demand shifts towards higher value products, such as free-range and organic eggs. Concerns regarding animal welfare issues are anticipated to continue increasing over the period, with downstream markets likely to continue promoting and demanding eggs from chickens that are not kept in cages. This trend is projected to encourage non-cage egg production, with an increasing number of farms switching from cage eggs to cage-free or free-range varieties over the next five years. This move to higher value egg production is forecast to boost average farmgate prices over the next five years. Industry revenue is projected to rise at an annualised X.X...
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Egg Farming industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $846m
  • business Number of Businesses: 861
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 3,879

Biggest companies in the Egg Farming industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Egg Farming in Australia industry include Sunny Queen Australia Pty Ltd, Alimfresh Pty Ltd and Farm Pride Foods Limited.

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What is Egg Farming industry?

Industry Definition

Industry companies farm poultry to produce eggs and hatch egg-breed chicks.

Industry Products and Services

  • Cage eggs
  • Free-range eggs
  • Barn-laid eggs
  • Organic and other eggs
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Egg farm operation
  • Poultry farming (for eggs)
  • Poultry hatchery operation (egg breeds)

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry companies farm poultry to produce eggs and hatch egg-breed chicks.

Main Activities

  • Egg farm operation
  • Poultry farming (for eggs)
  • Poultry hatchery operation (egg breeds)

Similar Industries

Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

The total number of eggs produced annually indicates the industry's output. Several external factors, such as weather patterns, feed costs, disease outbre...
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Egg production
Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores
Domestic price of eggs
Demand from general line grocery wholesaling

Current Performance

Production
Free-range standards
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Supermarket influence
 Table: Egg Farming in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

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

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Cake and Pastry Manufacturing in Australia
General Line Grocery Wholesaling in Australia
Catering Services in Australia
Supermarkets and Grocery Stores in Australia
Convenience Stores in Australia
Restaurants in Australia

Key Selling Industries

Shearing, Cropping and Agricultural Support Services in Australia
Prepared Animal and Bird Feed Manufacturing in Australia
Livestock and Other Agricultural Supplies Wholesaling in Australia
Veterinary Services in Australia



Products & Services

Eggs are the Egg Farming industry's only product and are mainly distinguished by differing production methods. Eggs have four primary production types: ca...
Wholesalers
Food-service establishments
Food manufacturers
Export markets


Demand Determinants

Demand for fresh and processed eggs is relatively stable, as eggs are considered a staple food in most people's diets. Health concerns and changing lifest...
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Major Markets

Wholesalers
Food-service establishments
Food manufacturers
Export markets



 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Egg 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 Egg Farming industry is highly concentrated, with the four largest operators expected to account for over 70% of industry revenue in 2018-19. The larg...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

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

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

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

Industry Globalization

Sunny Queen Australia Pty Ltd is a privately owned Australian company that distributes and markets eggs and egg products nationwide. The company is wholly...
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Sunny Queen Farms

 Table: Sunny Queen Farms - financial performance

Pace Farm

 Table: Pace Farm - financial performance

Farm Pride Foods

 Table: Farm Pride Foods - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Egg Farming industry is moderately capital-intensive. For every dollar spent on capital in 2018-19, an estimated $4.35 is spent on wages. Industry ope...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Egg 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 Egg Farming in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Domestic Demand (2007-2025)

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, %

BARN-LAID EGGS

CAGE EGGS

FARMGATE PRICES

FREE-RANGE EGGS

GRADING

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

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