Spring chicken: Rising health consciousness is boosting poultry consumption, assisting growth

The Poultry Meat Farming industry has benefited from rising poultry consumption over the past five years. Increased poultry consumption has ensured strong downstream demand and boosted industry revenue over the period. Poultry prices have risen at a slower pace than the price of many substitute products, such as fish and seafood, beef, lamb and pork, which has supported increased poultry consumption over the past five years. In addition, rising health consciousness has driven demand for leaner sources of protein, such as poultry, which has also boosted poultry consumption. Due to greater downstream demand, the number of chickens farmed for meat has increased over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 4.7%...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry has benefited from rising poultry consumption over the past five years
  • The industry’s production processes have become increasingly automated over the past five years
  • Growth in industry revenue is expected to slow due to continued pricing pressure
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Poultry Meat Farming industry is highly capital-intensive. For every dollar spent on capital costs, an estimated $1.80 is spent on wages. Capital intensity can vary among industry operators, depending on the amount invested in machinery as compared with labour. Larger farms tend to have the capital to invest more in automated processes, while smaller farms are typically more labour-intensive.Historically, the industry was labour-intensive, with labour needed for feeding and monitoring birds. However, over the past decade, a rising number of farms have incorporated technology into the growing process. Tec...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Poultry Meat Farming Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Poultry Meat Farming are:

  • Output is sold under contract - incorporate long-term sales contracts
  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • Use of specialist equipment or facilities
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from poultry processing and Domestic price of poultry in the Poultry Meat Farming industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Poultry Meat Farming Industry?

    Industry operators primarily farm poultry for meat production. Poultry includes chicken, duck, turkey and game birds. Industry operators typically supply live birds that are ready for slaughter, usually aged between five and eight weeks, to poultry processors.

    Industry Products
  • Conventionally farmed chickens
  • Free-range and organic chickens
  • Other poultry
  • Duck
  • Turkey
  • Industry Activities
  • Chicken farming
  • Duck farming
  • Game bird farming
  • Goose farming
  • Poultry hatchery operation (for meat)
  • Turkey farming
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from poultry processing
  • Domestic price of poultry
  • Poultry consumption
  • Domestic price of beef
  • Domestic price of wheat feed

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Industry structure
  • Consumption
  • Bird flu
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Consumption and concerns
  • Changing structure
  • Table: Poultry Meat Farming Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Poultry Meat Farming Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Poultry Processing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Hay and Other Crop Growing
  • Livestock and Other Agricultural Supplies Wholesaling
  • Prepared Animal and Bird Feed Manufacturing
  • Shearing, Cropping and Agricultural Support Services

  • Products & Services
  • Conventionally farmed chickens
  • Free-range and organic chickens
  • Duck
  • Turkey
  • Other poultry
  • Chart: Poultry Meat Farming Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Supermarkets
  • Food-service establishments
  • Other markets
  • Wholesalers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Poultry Meat Farming Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Poultry Meat Farming

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Poultry Meat Farming Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    ProTen Limited, RFM Poultry,
  • Table: ProTen Limited - financial performance
  • Table: RFM Poultry - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Poultry Meat Farming Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Poultry Meat Farming Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A chicken grown for the purpose of chicken meat production.
  • Brooder
  • An enclosure that is heated, usually for chicks.
  • Shedding
  • Most meat chickens are grown in large open poultry houses called sheds, houses or units. A typical shed holds approximately 40,000 chickens.
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