Rearing to go: Disease outbreaks have supported demand for local produce, spurring growth

The performance of the Live Animal Wholesaling industry has been highly volatile over the past decade due to a wide range of factors. The industry is mainly influenced by demand from farms for cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry and horses. These farms often purchase breeding animals and then use these to breed more animals. Live animal wholesalers also purchase animals to sell on to other businesses, such as slaughterhouses and meat processing firms. However, some of these downstream industries are vertically integrated with farms, which limits wholesaling activity. Therefore, only a relatively limited number of animals pass through animal wholesalers.Over the five years through 2018-19, industry revenue is estimated to decrease at a compound annual rate of 1.6% to reach £ more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Volatile animal feed and livestock prices have resulted in significant fluctuations in revenue
  • A series of disease outbreaks, particularly in the poultry industry, have curtailed revenue growth
  • Requirements for animal living conditions are likely to increase, raising costsfor industry operators
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The barriers to entering this industry are moderate, because the low costs associated with establishing a wholesale business are offset by animal purchase costs and the wide range of government regulations dealing with live animal transactions.Since animal welfare is a major issue for the agricultural sector, the industry is required to abide by animal welfare regulations. This is particularly the case for the export and import of live animals. There has been increased publicity of poor transportation conditions for live animals during export and import, so live animal wholesalers must now comply with regulations.Live animal wholesalers that do not take possession of animals but merely act as agents for farms and other clients face fewer regulatory hurdles. How...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Live Animal Wholesaling Industry

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

  • Ability to avoid wholesale bypass
  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • Having a diverse range of clients
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from dairy cattle raising and Demand from meat processing in the Live Animal Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Live Animal Wholesaling Industry?

    Firms in this industry wholesale live animals to farms, abattoirs and other animal-processing companies.

    Industry Products
  • Cattle
  • Sheep
  • Pigs
  • Poultry
  • Horses
  • Other animals
  • Industry Activities
  • Live animal wholesaling
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from dairy cattle raising
  • Demand from meat processing
  • Demand from sheep farming
  • Animal feed prices

  • Current Performance
  • Scandals and demand
  • Industry assistance, exports and growth
  • Animal welfare concerns
  • Disease outbreaks
  • Pricing pressures
  • Volatile input prices
  • Market structure and profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Domestic trends
  • Regulatory concerns
  • EU funding
  • Market structure and profit
  • Table: Live Animal Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Live Animal Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Dairy Cattle Raising
  • Sheep Farming
  • Poultry Raising
  • Meat Processing
  • Poultry Meat Processing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Dairy Cattle Raising
  • Pig Farming
  • Poultry Raising
  • Sheep Farming

  • Products & Services
  • Cattle
  • Pigs
  • Sheep
  • Poultry
  • Other animals
  • Horses
  • Chart: Live Animal Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Consumer preferences
  • Public opinion and media
  • Disease and weather
  • Vertical integration and wholesale bypass

  • Major Markets
  • Domestic farms
  • Exports
  • Abattoirs
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Live Animal Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesRent and utilitiesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Live Animal Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Live Animal Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Live Animal Wholesaling 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 Live Animal Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (Bse)
  • BSE, or mad-cow disease, causes a spongy degeneration of the brain in cattle. It is often spread when cattle are fed the remains of other cattle and animals.
  • Foot-And-Mouth Disease
  • A disease that affects hoofed farm animals. Infected animals develop blisters in the mouth and on the feet, which can lead to lameness.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • Occurs when farms bypass live animal wholesalers and purchase live animals directly from other farms.
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