Fleeced: The national sheep flock has declined, reducing demand for sheep-related services

The Shearing, Cropping and Agricultural Support Services industry provides services to downstream agricultural industries, including firms that undertake chemical and seed spraying, shearing and crutching, and fruit picking and sorting. The size of the domestic dairy cattle herd somewhat skews the industry's performance towards the fortunes of the dairy sector. However, other important markets include other livestock farmers (primarily sheep and beef cattle), horticultural producers, fishing and aquaculture businesses, and other crop growers. The industry tends to be less exposed to volatility stemming from price fluctuations than its downstream customers...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$4bn
Annual Growth 14-19
2.0%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
26,200
Businesses
6,617

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry has grown on the back of a larger dairy cattle herd and increased milk production
  • Rising dairy production has caused dairy cattle farm customers to rise in importance
  • Dairy cattle farmers are set to remain vital to industry demand over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Shearing, Cropping and Agricultural Support Services industry has grown over the past five years. The industry’s performance heavily depends on activity among livestock, crop, horticulture and fishing industries. Since a large portion of New Zealand’s agricultural activity relates to livestock farming, the performance of these industries is of particular importance to support-service providers. Greater milk production from dairy farmers over the past five years has increased demand for livestock services, such as livestock dipping and droving, and artificial insemination. The national dairy herd size is also expected to be larger in 2018-19 compared with five years prior, boosting demand for individual cattle support services. How...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Shearing, Cropping and Agricultural Support Services Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Shearing, Cropping and Agricultural Support Services are:

  • Having a good reputation
  • Superior financial management and debt management
  • Provision of superior after sales service
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from dairy cattle farming and Demand from sheep farming in the Shearing, Cropping and Agricultural Support Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Shearing, Cropping and Agricultural Support Services in New Zealand Industry?

    Industry operators primarily provide services to the agriculture and fishing sector, such as shearing, livestock support services, crop harvesting and animal testing. Agistment services are not included in the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Livestock services
  • Shearing services
  • Crop services
  • Other support services
  • Industry Activities
  • Shearing and crutching
  • Aerial crop planting, spraying and spreading
  • Crop and fruit harvesting
  • Livestock dipping, mustering and droving
  • Artificial insemination
  • 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 dairy cattle farming
  • Demand from sheep farming
  • Level of annual rainfall
  • Domestic price of fertiliser

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream dependence
  • Dairy dominance
  • Profit and structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Livestock composition
  • Growing industries
  • Participation

    and profit

  • Table: Shearing, Cropping and Agricultural Support Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Shearing, Cropping and Agricultural Support Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Agribusiness in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Agricultural and Construction Machinery Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • Agricultural Machinery Manufacturing in New Zealand
  • Industrial and Agricultural Chemical Product Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • Livestock and Other Agricultural Supplies Wholesaling in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Livestock services
  • Other support services
  • Crop services
  • Shearing services
  • Chart: Shearing, Cropping and Agricultural Support Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Dairy cattle farms
  • Sheep farms
  • Mixed livestock farms
  • Crop farms
  • Beef cattle farms
  • Other markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Shearing, Cropping and Agricultural Support Services 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 Shearing, Cropping and Agricultural Support Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Shearing, Cropping and Agricultural Support Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Livestock Improvement Corporation Limited,
  • Table: Livestock Improvement Corporation Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Shearing, Cropping and Agricultural Support Services 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 Shearing, Cropping and Agricultural Support Services Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Crutching
  • Related to shearing, crutching refers to removing wool from the base of the tail and between the rear legs of a sheep.
  • Dagging
  • Shearing or crutching a single or small number of sheep in a field or paddock, rather than bringing a whole herd into a shearing shed.
  • Livestock Dipping
  • The act of dipping livestock in insecticide and fungicide to protect animals from parasites.
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