Sheep Farming in the US: Market Research Report

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Sheep Farming Market Research Report | NAICS 11241 | Aug 2013

Black sheep: Growth will remain stagnant as demand for lamb products falls and global competition rises

IBISWorld’s Sheep Farming market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 08-13
Annual Growth 13-18
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Shear danger

While the growing ethnic demographic will boost demand for lamb, the industry will remain fairly stagnant over the next five years. Domestic operators will likely benefit from the depreciated US dollar, but even this factor will not create significant growth. Wool production and revenue will diminish over the five years to 2016, further diminishing industry demand. Additionally, the threat of disease will impede sheep farmers, despite an opportunity for profits to grow... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

As noted elsewhere, the US Sheep Farming industry consists of many small farms. Collectively, the industry's largest two players generate less than 5.0% of total industry revenue, and no single producer accounts for a significant proportion of the total sheep and lamb inventory. According to the US Census Bureau, of the roughly 3,000 corporate sheep farms operating in the United States, nearly all of them are family-owned with 10 or fewer stockholders. By and large, the remaining sheep farms are individually owned and operated for supplemental retirement income, on a hobby or part-time basis, or as a side business to other farming activities... purchase to read more


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What is the Sheep Farming Industry?

Sheep farmers primarily raise or fatten sheep and lambs for their wool, meat, milk or sale to other farmers. Meat derived from these animals is separated into two categories: lamb and mutton. Lamb is used to define meat from sheep less than one year old, while mutton refers to meat from sheep more than one year old.

Industry Products
Breeding ewesMarket lambs and sheepReplacement lambsBreeding rams
Industry Activities
Sheep farming (e.g. for meat, milk and wool production or herd replacements)Lamb feedlots (except stockyards for transportation)

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