Sheep-Beef Cattle Farming in Australia - Market Research Report

Sheep-Beef Cattle Farming industry trends (2014-2019)

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The Sheep-Beef Cattle Farming industry is exposed to a range of factors, including weather patterns, downstream demand and price movements. Consequently, the industry displays high revenue volatility. However, revenue has grown significantly over the past five years as industry livestock and downstream meat product prices have surged. As a result, industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 12.5% over the five years through 2018-19, to $6.2 billion. This includes an anticipated decline of 2.3% in 2018-19, due to an expected fall in beef prices. Varying rainfall has played a major role in the industry's performance over the past five years, as rainfall patterns have a significant effect on the operational decisions made by farmers. For...
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Sheep-Beef Cattle Farming industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Sheep-Beef Cattle Farming industry is projected to record subdued growth over the next five years. Growth in domestic beef and wool prices is anticipated to slow over the next five years as demand growth in export markets eases, while domestic lamb prices are forecast to fall. Furthermore, most industry operators are projected to undertake herd and flock rebuilding activities over the period. This trend will likely constrain turn-off rates and therefore industry revenue growth over the next five years. As a result, industry revenue is forecast to increase at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $X.X billion. This forecast assumes average seasonal conditions over the next five years. However, volatile weather patterns and chan...
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Sheep-Beef Cattle Farming industry statistics

  • business Number of Businesses: 14,176
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 24,053

Biggest companies in the Sheep-Beef Cattle Farming industry

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

What is Sheep-Beef Cattle Farming industry?

Industry Definition

Industry operators are primarily engaged in farming both sheep and beef cattle. The industry excludes those operations primarily involved in only beef cattle farming, only sheep farming, and those growing grain products in conjunction with sheep or beef cattle farming.

Industry Products and Services

  • Beef cattle
  • Sheep and lambs
  • Wool
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Raising beef cattle for meat production
  • Raising sheep for meat production
  • Raising sheep for wool production

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry operators are primarily engaged in farming both sheep and beef cattle. The industry excludes those operations primarily involved in only beef cattle farming, only sheep farming, and those growing grain products in conjunction with sheep or beef cattle farming.

Main Activities

  • Raising beef cattle for meat production
  • Raising sheep for meat production
  • Raising sheep for wool production

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Annual rainfall levels have a significant effect on the industry's overall performance. Drought conditions cause farmers to increase slaughter rates, ther...
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Level of annual rainfall
Trade-weighted index
Domestic price of beef
Domestic price of lamb

Current Performance

Sale prices
Profit and structure
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

The weather effect
Fewer farms
 Table: Sheep-Beef Cattle Farming in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

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

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Sheep Farming in Australia
Beef Cattle Farming in Australia
Meat Processing in Australia
Wool Wholesaling in Australia
Livestock and Other Agricultural Supplies Wholesaling in Australia
Agribusiness in Australia

Key Selling Industries

Sheep Farming in Australia
Beef Cattle Farming in Australia
Shearing, Cropping and Agricultural Support Services in Australia
Agricultural Machinery Manufacturing in Australia
Veterinary Services in Australia


Products & Services

Farmers operating in the Sheep-Beef Cattle Farming industry typically sell livestock to downstream operators and processors. Alternatively, once livestock...
Feedlots
Wool wholesalers and processors
Export markets
Other farmers for breeding or stocking


Demand Determinants

At a fundamental level, demand for sheep and beef cattle are determined by prices, both received and paid by farmers and downstream processors. These pric...
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Major Markets

Feedlots
Wool wholesalers and processors
Export markets
Other farmers for breeding or stocking



 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Sheep-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 Sheep-Beef Cattle Farming industry displays low market share concentration. No player accounts for a significant share of industry revenue. This is la...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

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

Industry Globalization

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

Capital Intensity

The industry's low wage costs are indicative of a highly capital-intensive industry. For every dollar paid as wages across the industry in 2018-19, an est...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Sheep-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 Sheep-Beef Cattle 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, %

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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
    Industry Trends
  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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