Taking a turn: Volatile turnoff rates have led to significant revenue fluctuations

IBISWorld’s Meat Processing in New Zealand market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Varying conditions at the farm gate have contributed to fluctuating turnoff rates
  • Difficulties in the dairy sector contributed to a sharp rise in cattle turnoff rates
  • Average profit margins across the industry are projected to rise over the next five years

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Meat Processing industry has endured substantial volatility over the past five years. Varying turnoff rates at the farm level have contributed to fluctuations in the volume of beef, veal and sheep meat produced over the period. Additionally, demand from downstream export markets, such as the United States and China, has fluctuated, largely due to movements in the New Zealand dollar, which affects the affordability of New Zealand meat products in these markets. Overall, industry revenue is expected to rise at an annualised 0.4% over the five years through 2017-18, with revenue swings largely counteracting each other. Rises in domestic meat prices, and beef and veal production are expected to lift industry revenue by 1.9% during 2017-18, to $8.7 billion...

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    Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The geographical spread of industry participants largely correlates with beef, sheep and pig farming operations. Consequently, the Canterbury, Auckland, Waikato, Southland, Hawke's Bay and Manawatu-Whanganui regions account for the largest shares of industry establishments. These regions have significant livestock farming operations, with the Canterbury region having several large beef, sheep, deer and pig farms. Industry operators tend to be close to animal inputs to reduce transport costs and the time animals are kept in transit. In addition, players tend to establish processing operations in rural areas close to farms, as this land is typically cheaper than land closer to downstream markets.


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    Additional Insights for the Meat Processing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Meat Processing Industry are

  • Automation - reduces costs, particularly those associated with labour
  • Establishment of export markets
  • Must comply with government regulations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Domestic price of meat and Trade-weighted index in the Meat Processing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Meat Processing in New Zealand Industry?

    Industry operators primarily slaughter animals, and bone, freeze, preserve or pack meat products (excluding poultry). Operators that primarily manufacture meat from by-products (except poultry), and render lard or tallow are also included.

    Industry Products
    Beef and veal
    Sheep meat
    Pig meat
    Venison and other meats
    Industry Activities
    Abattoir operation
    Animal meat packaging and freezing
    Lard or tallow rendering
    Unrefined animal oil or fat
    Meat packaging (excluding poultry)

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Domestic price of meat
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Beef and veal production
  • Sheep meat production

  • Current Performance
  • Meat production
  • International influences
  • Profit and structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Meat production
  • International markets
  • Table: Meat Processing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Meat, Poultry and Smallgoods Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • General Line Grocery Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • Specialised Grocery Retailing in New Zealand
  • Supermarkets, Grocery Stores and Convenience Stores in New Zealand
  • Cafes and Restaurants in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Beef Cattle Farming in New Zealand
  • Deer, Pig and Other Livestock Farming in New Zealand
  • Sheep Farming in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Beef and veal
  • Sheep meat
  • Pig meat
  • Venison and other meats
  • Chart: Meat Processing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Other export markets
  • Exports to the United States
  • Wholesalers
  • Retailers
  • Other markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Meat Processing Industry

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

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Silver Fern Farms Co-operative LimitedAlliance Group LimitedANZCO Foods LimitedTalley's Group Limited
  • Table: Silver Fern Farms Co-operative Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Alliance Group Limited - financial performance
  • Table: ANZCO Foods Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Talley's Group Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Meat Processing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Meat Processing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • A lamb between weaning and first shearing.
  • Hormonal Growth Promotants
  • Supplements of naturally occurring hormones.
  • Turnoff Rate
  • The number of livestock farmers sell for slaughter.
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