Farm Animal Feed Production in the US: Market Research Report

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Farm Animal Feed Production Market Research Report | Life Sciences | Animal Health | Dec 2012

Pecking order: Growing export demand and rising prices will stimulate revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Farm Animal Feed Production 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
Archer Daniels Midland Company Archer Daniels Midland Company market share
Cargill Inc. Cargill Inc. market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 07-12
Annual Growth 12-17
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

In the past several decades, marked changes in livestock production have paralleled shifts in farm animal feed formulation. Bolstered by spikes in feed prices and increasing demand from downstream farm supplies wholesalers, the Farm Animal Food Production industry's revenue has increased at an annualized rate of 3.7% to $31.7 billion during the past five years. Global population growth and expansion of developing economies have further boosted demand for meat, requiring greater supply of feeds to match growing production. Despite a decline in per capita meat consumption in the United States, demand for farm animal feed was maintained by downstream industries, such as dairy farms. Consequently, industry revenue is expected to rise another 1.5% during 2012.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Farm Animal Feed Production industry has a relatively high level of capital intensity because production requires machines to process inputs, manufacture the products and package them. For every dollar spent on labor, the average industry producer spends about $0.34 on capital improvements. As more companies rely on equipment to automate processes and reduce per-unit production costs, the machines endure more wear and tear, creating the need for additional capital investment.

Nonetheless, capital intensity varies considerably with a manufacture's size. Small- to medium-size facilities generally have a smaller capital-to-labor ratio because they lack the resources to invest in expensive technology and equipment... purchase to read more


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What is the Farm Animal Feed Production Industry?

This industry includes animal feed manufacturers that make food for livestock. Producers use remnants of flour milling, sugar production and other food processing as ingredient inputs to animal feed.

Industry Products
Dairy and beef cattle feedPoultry feedSwine feedOther feed
Industry Activities
Cubed alfalfaBarley feed (chopped, crushed or ground)Cattle feeds (supplements, concentrates and premixes)Prepared chicken-feedPrepared turkey-feedDairy cattle feed (supplements, concentrates and premixes)Custom grain-grinding for animal feedCubed haySwine feed

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