A picture of health: Demand has risen strongly on the back of increasing health consciousness

The Organic Livestock and Poultry Farming industry has grown strongly over the past five years. The acceptance of organic products as a healthy food option has supported industry growth. In particular, organic meat has surged in popularity, and contributed to the industry’s rapid expansion. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 10.8% over the five years through 2017-18, to reach $380.9 million. Although industry profit remains strong, margins have fallen over the past five years, with the entry of new players heightening competition and pushing down farmgate prices.Consumer demand for organic meat has grown steadily over the past five years, boosting demand for organic livestock and increasing farmgate prices...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$381m
Annual Growth 13-18
10.8%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
1,212
Businesses
367

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising disposable incomes and health consciousness have boosted domestic demand
  • Rising disposable incomes have enabled more frequent purchases of organic meat
  • The increasing availability of organic products in retail markets will support higher demand
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Organic Livestock and Poultry Farming industry is highly capital-intensive. For every dollar spent on labour, an estimated $0.38 is spent on capital. Organic farming methods tend to have a similar capital intensity level to conventional farming, although the latter is slightly higher. Industry capital intensity has increased over the past five years, as farmers have invested more in machinery and automated processes to improve efficiency and expand operations.Actual capital intensity varies across farms, according to farm size and production methods. For example, livestock farmers that rely on feedlots have a higher capital intensity level than farmers that keep cattle in pastures. Cap...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Organic Livestock and Poultry Farming Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Organic Livestock and Poultry Farming Industry are

  • Appropriate physical growing conditions
  • Membership of an industry organisation
  • Prompt delivery to market
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household disposable income and Level of annual rainfall in the Organic Livestock and Poultry Farming industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Organic Livestock and Poultry Farming Industry?

    Farms in the industry primarily produce certified organic livestock or poultry. Organic farming is free of synthetic chemicals, fertilisers or genetically modified organisms. The industry excludes farms that are primarily engaged in conventional livestock or poultry farming.

    Industry Products
  • Beef cattle
  • Lambs
  • Poultry
  • Pigs
  • Industry Activities
  • Organic cattle breeding and farming
  • Organic sheep breeding and farming
  • Organic chicken breeding and farming
  • Organic pig breeding and farming
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real household disposable income
  • Level of annual rainfall
  • Health consciousness
  • Public concerns over environmental issues
  • Domestic price of fertiliser

  • Current Performance
  • Organic boom
  • Consumer demand
  • Production adjustments
  • Profitability and structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Export boom
  • Crowding in
  • Table: Organic Livestock and Poultry Farming Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Organic Livestock and Poultry Farming Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Meat Processing
  • Poultry Processing
  • Cured Meat and Smallgoods Manufacturing
  • Meat, Poultry and Smallgoods Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets and Grocery Stores
  • Organic Farming

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Agricultural Machinery Manufacturing
  • Livestock and Other Agricultural Supplies Wholesaling
  • Organic Farming

  • Products & Services
  • Beef cattle
  • Lambs
  • Poultry
  • Pigs
  • Chart: Organic Livestock and Poultry Farming Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Export markets
  • Supermarkets
  • Other domestic markets
  • Butchers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Organic Livestock and Poultry 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 Organic Livestock and Poultry Farming

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Organic Livestock and Poultry Farming Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    OBE Beef Pty Ltd, CHF Holdings Pty Ltd,
  • Table: OBE Beef Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: CHF Holdings Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Organic Livestock and Poultry 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 Organic Livestock and Poultry 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
    Farmgate Price
  • The price received by the farmer for the sale of livestock or poultry.
  • Stockfeed
  • Processed agriculture animal foods, often grains, that are purchased as a farm input to feed livestock or poultry.
  • Turn-Off
  • The number of livestock or poultry the farmer sells to downstream markets.
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