Against the grain: Low wheat prices have weighed on revenue, despite rising output

The performance of the Animal Feed Production industry is determined by several factors, such as weather patterns, disease outbreaks, herd sizes and global demand and supply dynamics in meat and grain markets. Animal feed comes in a variety of forms, ranging from raw grains to specific compound feedstuffs that offer a particular nutritional benefit to maintain the health of the animal and enhance the quality of the end product. The kind of raw material used to produce animal feed varies with each type of farm animal. Overall, cereals account for approximately 55% of inputs in production, while oil cake accounts for an estimated 22%. The remaining share is accounted for by a combination of minerals, protein concentrates and by-products from the production of other more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • High wheat prices early in the past five-year period supported profit but hampered revenue
  • The increased need for innovation has limited growth in enterprise numbers over the past five years
  • If farmers suffer funding cuts, demand for animal feed would be expected to decline
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    Capital intensity measures the importance of spending on equipment relative to spending on labour. In order to calculate it, depreciation is used as a proxy for capital expenditure and wage costs are used as a proxy for labour. The Animal Feed Production industry is estimated to have a moderate level of capital intensity as for every £1.00 they spend on capital, operators are estimated to spend £4.69 on wages. The production process is largely automated, as modern feed mills are equipped with crushers, mixers and blenders that require little manual operation. Major companies have the resources to consistently upgrade their technology and equipment to optimise their production and ensure products are of high quality. How...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Animal Feed Production Industry

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

  • Supply contracts in place for key inputs
  • Economies of scale
  • Membership of joint marketing/distribution operations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Downstream demand from agriculture and Total meat consumption in the Animal Feed Production industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Animal Feed Production Industry?

    Producers in this industry prepare feeds for farm animals, including concentrated animal feed and feed supplements. They also make unmixed feeds and treat slaughter waste to produce animal feed. The industry excludes the production of pet food, any activities that produce usable animal feed as a by-product and the production of oilseed cake and fishmeal.

    Industry Products
  • Feed for other farm animals
  • Poultry feed
  • Cattle feed
  • Pig feed
  • Other concentrates and products
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing prepared feed for farm animals
  • Manufacturing prepared fodder for farm animals
  • Manufacturing crushed grain for farm animals
  • Manufacturing animal feed concentrates
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Downstream demand from agriculture
  • Total meat consumption
  • Level of annual rainfall
  • World price of wheat

  • Current Performance
  • A variety of inputs
  • Downstream trends
  • Industry innovation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Cultivating uncertainty
  • Industry consolidation
  • Regulation and innovation
  • Table: Animal Feed Production Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Dairy Cattle Raising
  • Sheep Farming
  • Poultry Raising
  • Grain, Seed, Animal Feed & Unmanufactured Tobacco Wholesaling

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cereals, Leguminous Crops & Oilseed Growing
  • Grain Milling
  • Oil & Fat Production

  • Products & Services
  • Poultry feed
  • Cattle feed
  • Feed for other farm animals
  • Other concentrates and products
  • Pig feed
  • Chart: Animal Feed Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Farming supplies wholesalers
  • Farmers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Animal Feed Production Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Animal Feed Production

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

  • Industry Globalization
    AB Agri Ltd, ForFarmers UK Ltd,
  • Table: AB Agri Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: ForFarmers UK Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Animal Feed Production Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Food given to domestic livestock, including plants that are cut and carried to them.
  • Mrsa
  • Stands for Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, which is a bacteria responsible for various infections such as blood poisoning, pneumonia, bone infections and heat infections.
  • Pre-Mixture
  • A combination of feed types formulated to suit a broad range of animals.
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