Bad fodder: Volatile rainfall and grain prices have driven industry revenue down

IBISWorld’s Farm Animal Feed Production market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Operators in the Farm Animal Feed Production industry have endured difficult trading conditions over the past five years. Volatile weather patterns and resulting shifts in demand for animal feed, fluctuating grain prices and strong competition in the industry have contributed to revenue movements over the period. The major companies in the industry, which earn more than 75% of industry revenue, have been able to use their size to reduce their exposure to these sources of volatility and have remained profitable over the period. Industry revenue is expected to fall at an annualised 3.1% over the five years through 2016-17. This decline is slightly overstated due to an 11.6% revenue spike in 2011-12, which resulted from increased demand following reduced rainfall...

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What is the Farm Animal Feed Production industry?

Industry operators are largely concentrated in the eastern states of Australia, in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. Australia's Grain Growing industry is also heavily concentrated in these three states. Geographic proximity to grain inputs helps ensure easy supply to manufacturers. Operators are generally located close to downstream markets, which are also mostly located along the eastern seaboard. This helps reduce costs associated with transporting feed to customers. The low proportion of farms located in Tasmania, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory discourage feed manufacturers from basing themselves in these states...

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Products & Brands

Major products in this industry
Wheat feed
Barley feed
Sorghum feed
Maize, triticale and lupin feed
Oats feed
Oilseed and other non-cereal grain feed
Other animal feed
Examples of brands in this Industry
Ridley AgriProducts

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About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Major Markets

Globalisation & Trade

Business Locations
Competitive Landscape
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Barriers to Entry

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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