Volatility has plagued the Grain-Sheep or Grain-Beef Cattle Farming industry over the past five years. Rainfall is a key determinant of industry production and revenue, and fluctuations in the level of annual rainfall have created substantial output variations over the period. Weather patterns also influence output in key production areas overseas. The global supply of industry products, particularly grains, dictates global price movements, which also contributed to the industry's volatile performance. Industry revenue is projected to grow at an annualised 5.4% over the five years through 2014-15. An anticipated decline in industry output in 2014-15, however, will cause revenue to drop.
Companies in this industry grow grain in conjunction with beef cattle or sheep farming activities. The industry excludes companies that exclusively farm beef cattle or sheep, or grow grain.
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.