Against the grain: Industry revenue has been volatile due to fluctuating grain prices

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 Threats & Opportunities

  • Volatile weather patterns and fluctuating grain prices have contributed to revenue volatility
  • The industry’s fortunes are tied to national weather patterns, which means demand can be volatile
  • Global grain prices are forecast to increase, supporting the industry’s performance

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    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 industry revenue movements over the period. The major companies in the industry, which together earn more than 75% of industry revenue, have been able to use their size to reduce their exposure to these sources of revenue 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 revenue decline is slightly overstated due to an 11.6%...

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    What is the Farm Animal Feed Production industry?

    The Farm Animal Feed industry is moderately capital-intensive. Although significant amounts of capital equipment are required to operate in the industry, most of the equipment has a long useful life. Consequently, firms are able to depreciate the majority of equipment over up to 30 years. For every dollar spent on wages, the average industry player invests an estimated $0.29 on capital items.

    Increased automation has put downward pressure on industry employment. This has resulted in the industry's capital to labour ratio falling over the past five years, raising the capital intensity level. This is because industry participants have sought to reduce operating expenses, such as wages, wherever possible. Thi...

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    Additional Insights for the Farm Animal Feed Production Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Farm Animal Feed Production Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Supply contracts in place for key inputs
  • Ability to forward sell production when appropriate
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from sheep-beef cattle farming and Domestic price of coarse grains in the Farm Animal Feed Production industry impact industry performance..

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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

    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
  • Demand from sheep-beef cattle farming
  • Domestic price of coarse grains
  • Domestic price of wheat feed
  • Level of annual rainfall
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Grain market movements
  • Unlucky weather
  • Something fishy
  • Competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Global influences
  • Weather forecast
  • Product enhancement
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Farm Animal Feed Production Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Farm Animal Feed Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Beef Cattle Farming
  • Dairy Cattle Farming
  • Poultry Meat Farming
  • Horse Farming
  • Aquaculture

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Grain Growing
  • Rice Growing

  • Products & Services
  • Wheat feed
  • Barley feed
  • Oilseed and other non-cereal grain feed
  • Other animal feed
  • Maize, triticale and lupin feed
  • Oats feed
  • Sorghum feed
  • Chart: Farm Animal Feed Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Environmental factors
  • Cattle numbers
  • Dietary trends
  • Global demand

  • Major Markets
  • Beef cattle farms
  • Export markets
  • Dairy cattle farms
  • Other farms
  • Sheep farms
  • Pig farms
  • Poultry farms
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Farm Animal Feed Production Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Rent, utilities and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Farm Animal Feed Production

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Farm Animal Feed Production Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Ridley Corporation LimitedRiverina (Australia) Pty LtdIngham Holdings II Pty LimitedRicegrowers Limited
  • Table: Ridley Corporation Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Riverina (Australia) Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Ingham Holdings II Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Ricegrowers Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Farm Animal Feed Production 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 Farm Animal Feed Production Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • Animal feed produced by compressing various raw materials and additives together.
  • Sorghum
  • A genus of grasses, some of which are grown for grain. Sorghum is used in the production of alcoholic beverages, biofuels and fodder.
  • Triticale
  • A type of grain that has been modified to exhibit the yield potential of wheat and the disease tolerance of rye.
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