Piggy bank: Increased over-the-hooks prices lead to strong industry revenue growth

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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Pig Farming industry has grown strongly over the past five years, with industry operators benefiting from increasing pig meat consumption over the period. Marketing campaigns by the industry's main representative body, Australian Pork Limited, have supported increased consumption through promoting the health benefits of fresh pork. Rising demand for pig meat has encouraged increased industry production over the past five years. In addition, the domestic price of pig meat has grown strongly over the period, with pig farmers increasing prices to cover rising feed costs and to take advantage of strong demand for fresh pork. Industry revenue has been significantly boosted by rising over-the-hooks prices over the past five years, particularly in 2015-16...

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In Australia, three main breeds of pigs are produced: the Large White, the Duroc and the Landrace. Large White Pigs are above-average size and fair skinned. They tend to produce large litters, making them ideal for breeding and herd building. Duroc pigs are characterised by the solid colour of their hides, while Landrace pigs have a long body and produce large litters. Commercially raised pigs are primarily classified as porkers and baconers. Porkers are used to make fresh pork, while baconers are processed into bacon, ham and smallgoods. Industry operators also produce other classifications of commercially raised pigs, such as suckling pigs, which are often cooked whole. However, commercial production of other pigs is not significant and accounts for under 3% of industry production. The..

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What is the Pig Farming Industry?

Industry operators primarily farm pigs to be processed into pig meat.

Industry Products
Industry Activities
Pig farming
Pig raising

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About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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