The Farm Animal Production industry has performed well despite 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 90.9% of industry revenue, have been able to use their size to reduce their exposure to these sources of volatility and have remained profitable. Industry revenue is projected to grow at an annualised 3.6% over the five years through 2015-16.
Animal feed manufacturers make processed feed for livestock including aquaculture livestock. Products include milled grain in bulk bagged or pellet form, mixtures of unmilled grains, meals and concentrates. Feed often includes added vitamins, minerals and salts to provide improved nutrition to animals. This industry excludes pasture grazing, hay, silage feed and unprocessed grains.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.