Shear success: Industry revenue has grown due to rising downstream prices

The Sheep-Beef Cattle Farming industry includes operators that farm, breed and sell both beef cattle and sheep. Many operators also derive revenue from the sale of wool. The industry has performed strongly over the past five years as downstream beef prices have grown. Prices received for wool products have also grown over the period, boosting revenue received at the farm level. Furthermore, an increase in beef and veal production and greater demand from meat processors have fuelled the industry's performance. However, a decline in domestic sheep meat prices has partially offset rising beef and wool prices. Overall, industry revenue is expected to rise at an annualised 2.6% over the five years through 2017-18, to $3.7 billion...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$4bn
Annual Growth 13-18
2.6%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
11,019
Businesses
6,702
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising beef and wool prices have boosted farmgate revenue over the past five years
  • The composition of beef cattle herds and sheep flocks is changing, reflecting greater cost management
  • Downstream exports of chilled meat products to China are a key growth driver for cattle farms
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Sheep-Beef Cattle Farming industry is highly capital-intensive. For every dollar invested in capital across the industry, an expected $1.42 will be paid in wages in 2017-18. Despite a strong reliance on labour, industry operations require a significant amount of machinery and equipment. However, since many owner-operators draw their wages from profit rather than paying themselves a traditional wage, the industry's capital intensity is slightly overstated. Depreciable capital items include tractors and other agricultural machinery, barns, fencing, holding pens and feeding troughs. The industry's capital intensity has declined over the past five years. Strong investment in new machinery occurred following steady downstream price growth over the five years through 2012-13. How...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Sheep-Beef Cattle Farming Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Sheep-Beef Cattle Farming Industry are

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Appropriate climatic conditions
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Beef and veal production and Sheep meat production in the Sheep-Beef Cattle Farming industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Sheep-Beef Cattle Farming in New Zealand Industry?

    Industry operators primarily breed, farm, graze and sell sheep and beef cattle.

    Industry Products
  • Beef cattle
  • Sheep
  • Wool
  • Industry Activities
  • Farming sheep and beef cattle
  • Grazing sheep and beef cattle
  • Breeding sheep and beef cattle
  • Selling sheep and beef cattle
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Beef and veal production
  • Sheep meat production
  • Domestic price of beef
  • Domestic price of wool
  • Domestic price of sheep meat
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Volatility and prices
  • International trade
  • Herds and flocks
  • Participation and profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Prices and volumes
  • Livestock composition
  • Export opportunities
  • Industry participation
  • Table: Sheep-Beef Cattle Farming Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Sheep-Beef Cattle Farming Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Sheep Farming in New Zealand
  • Meat Processing in New Zealand
  • Wool Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • Beef Cattle Farming in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Shearing, Cropping and Agricultural Support Services in New Zealand
  • Veterinary Services in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Sheep
  • Beef cattle
  • Wool
  • Chart: Sheep-Beef Cattle Farming Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Meat processors
  • Export markets
  • Other farmers
  • Wool wholesalers and processors
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Sheep-Beef Cattle 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 Sheep-Beef Cattle Farming

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Sheep-Beef Cattle Farming Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Sheep-Beef Cattle 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 Sheep-Beef Cattle Farming Industry
    Includes:
  • 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
    Carcass Condemnation
  • A slaughtered animal is condemned if its carcass is, upon inspection, deemed unfit for human consumption due to specific abnormalities being found.
  • Hogget
  • A sheep or lamb between birth and its first shearing.
  • Turnoff Rate
  • The rate at which beef cattle and sheep are sold to slaughterhouses for processing into meat products.
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