Sheep Farming in New Zealand - Market Research Report

Sheep Farming industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: -1.0%

The Sheep Farming industry's performance has been volatile over the past five years. However, industry revenue has ultimately fallen over the period, partly due to declines in wool production and prices. In addition, a decrease in domestic sheep meat consumption has negatively affected sheep farmers that sell to downstream meat processors. Sheep meat production has fallen over the past five years, partly due to declining domestic consumption. However, farmgate prices for both lamb and mutton have risen over the past five years, supporting local sheep farmers. Industry revenue is expected to decline at an annualised 1.0% over the five years through 2019-20, to $2.6 billion. Revenue is anticipated to decline by a further 4.1% in the current year, as th...
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Sheep Farming industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Sheep Farming industry is forecast to expand over the next five years. Exporters are anticipated to benefit from a weak New Zealand dollar over the period, which will keep New Zealand wool competitive in overseas markets. However, industry participation is anticipated to fall over the next five years, as farmers continue diversifying operations or move to farming more lucrative commodities. Revenue and profitability Industry revenue is forecast to rise at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to total $X.X billion. Sheep meat production is projected to increase over the next five years, partly due to farmers increasing production to capitalise on strong demand from meat processors that sell lamb to export markets. The New Zeala...
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Sheep Farming industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $3bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 5,705
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 5,890

Biggest companies in the Sheep Farming industry

The Sheep Farming in New Zealand industry has no companies with major market shares. Get the full report to find out why.

What is Sheep Farming industry?

Industry Definition

Industry operators primarily farm sheep for their meat and wool. Operators that farm both sheep and beef cattle are excluded from the industry.

Industry Products and Services

  • Lambs
  • Sheep
  • Wool
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Sheep farming
  • Wool growing

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry operators primarily farm sheep for their meat and wool. Operators that farm both sheep and beef cattle are excluded from the industry.

Main Activities

  • Sheep farming
  • Wool growing

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Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

The industry generates the largest proportion of revenue from selling lambs to meat processors. A rise in sheep meat production typically boosts industry ...
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Sheep meat production
Domestic price of sheep meat
Level of annual rainfall
Trade-weighted index

Current Performance

Meat and wool
International trade
Industry structure
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Wool trade
Industry structure and technology
 Table: Sheep Farming in New Zealand - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Sheep Farming in New Zealand - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Meat Processing in New Zealand
Wool Wholesaling in New Zealand





Key Selling Industries

Shearing, Cropping and Agricultural Support Services in New Zealand
Livestock and Other Agricultural Supplies Wholesaling in New Zealand
Veterinary Services in New Zealand




Products & Services

Most operators in the Sheep Farming industry keep a mixture of lambs and sheep. However, farmers typically focus on raising livestock for meat production ...
Wool wholesalers and processors
Export markets
Other farmers



Demand Determinants

Downstream demand for industry products is primarily divided into demand for livestock raised for meat production and livestock raised for wool production...
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Major Markets

Wool wholesalers and processors
Export markets
Other farmers




 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Sheep Farming in New Zealand - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

Market share concentration has remained at a low level over the past five years. The Sheep Farming industry is highly fragmented. Although New Zealand has...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Sheep Farming in New Zealand - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Sheep Farming in New Zealand - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

The Sheep Farming in New Zealand industry has no major companies. Get the full report to find out why.

Capital Intensity

The industry's comparatively low wage costs indicate a highly capital-intensive industry. For every dollar spent on capital, an estimated $1.38 is spent o...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Sheep Farming in New Zealand - 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 Farming in New Zealand Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2026)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2026)
Establishments (2007-2026)
Businesses (2007-2026)
Employment (2007-2026)
Exports (2007-2026)
Imports (2007-2026)
Wages (2007-2026)
Domestic Demand (2007-2026)

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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  • SWOT Analysis
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  • Industry Trends
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  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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