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Sheep Farming in the US: Market Research Report

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Sheep Farming Market Research Report | NAICS 11241 | Sep 2014

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

The Sheep Farming market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$459m
Annual Growth 09-14
-2.5%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
137,414
Businesses
70,329
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Sheep Farming industry has been in decline for the past decade, as per capita consumption of lamb and mutton has been steadily shrinking. In addition to meek demand for industry meat products, domestic wool production has declined as textile producers increasingly chose synthetic fibers over wool. Sheep farmers are anticipated to continue struggling from low demand in the next five-year period... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

Compared to the rest of the animal farming sector, the Sheep Farming industry requires a medium level of capital intensity. Data from the 2012 Census of Agriculture (latest data available) indicates the average cost of industry land and buildings to be about 30.0% lower than for the average of all animal production industries. Likewise, machinery and equipment costs are substantially lower for sheep farmers.

Labor represents a substantial cost for sheep farmers, further decreasing the industry's capital intensity; sheep are extremely labor intensive at lambing time, when ewes need to be checked up to five times daily for problems during labor... 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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