In the mud: Revenue is declining due to falling prices of inputs and other meats

Over the past five years, the Hog and Pig Farming industry has suffered the effects of falling prices. A huge hit to the price of feed substantially decreased revenue, and price-based competition from other meats like beef and poultry has kept revenue down, even as consumer demand for pork has risen. The five years to 2022 hold more of the same for the industry. With the stagnating growth of per capita pork consumption and continually falling prices of red meat and poultry, revenue will continue to decline...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$19bn
Annual Growth 12-17
-4.7%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
57,143
Businesses
27,462
Market Share of Companies
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Falling feed prices have led to declining pork prices and sales
  • Lower prices have strengthened demand for pork
  • Minimal increases to employment will help keep wages steady
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Entry into hog and pig farming is moderate for newcomers. Generally, all inputs are readily available, producers can usually shift between agricultural activities with ease, and there are often a number of farms for sale. However, three significant obstacles exist: regulations governing the industry, the purchase costs of capital equipment and feed and the difficulty in securing contracts with downstream processors.First, the costs associated with the establishment of a pig and hog farm may prohibit new entrants. Companies need to purchase industry-specific equipment such as climate- and light-controlled housing facilities and automatic feeding systems. Often, these assets represent sunk costs because the market for second-hand equipment is small. Acc...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Hog & Pig Farming Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Hog & Pig Farming Industry are

  • Use of specialist equipment or facilities
  • Proximity to key suppliers
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Price of red meat and Demand from meat, beef and poultry processing in the Hog & Pig Farming industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Hog & Pig Farming Industry?

    Establishments in this industry farm hogs and pigs in operations that include breeding, farrowing, weaning and raising feeder pigs or market-size hogs. The term pig usually refers to the domestic mammal when it is young or small, while hog is the name typically given to domesticated pigs that weigh more than 120 pounds. While hog feedlots are included in the industry, the transportation of the livestock is excluded.

    Industry Products
  • Market hogs
  • Feeder pigs
  • Cull stock
  • Breeding stock
  • Industry Activities
  • Farrow-to-finish operations
  • Feeder pig farming
  • Hog feedlots (except stockyards for transportation)
  • Hog and pig farms (including breeding, farrowing, nursery and finishing activities)
  • Weaning pig operations
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Price of red meat
  • Demand from meat, beef and poultry processing
  • Per capita pork consumption
  • Price of poultry meat
  • Price of feed

  • Current Performance
  • Plummeting prices
  • More meat
  • Live hog trade
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Price competition
  • Slowed company growth
  • Minimal trade
  • Table: Hog & Pig Farming Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Hog & Pig Farming Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Hog & Pig Farming
  • Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing
  • Beef & Pork Wholesaling
  • Cattle & Hog Wholesaling

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Animal Food Production
  • Cattle & Hog Wholesaling
  • Corn, Wheat & Soybean Wholesaling
  • Farm Supplies Wholesaling
  • Farm, Lawn & Garden Equipment Wholesaling
  • Hog & Pig Farming
  • Livestock Production Support Services
  • Veterinary Services

  • Products & Services
  • Market hogs
  • Feeder pigs
  • Breeding stock
  • Cull stock
  • Chart: Hog & Pig Farming Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Price points
  • Supply and demand
  • Health concerns

  • Major Markets
  • Pig and hog processors
  • Other pig farmers
  • Export and other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Hog & Pig Farming Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesDepreciationWagesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Hog & Pig Farming

  • Basis of Competition
  • Major operators
  • Independent contractors
  • Animal Welfare
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Hog & Pig Farming Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Smithfield Foods Inc.
  • Table: Smithfield Foods Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Hog & Pig Farming 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 Hog & Pig Farming Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Price of Red Meat (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Farrowing
  • The act of breeding and raising pigs for sale.
  • Feeder Pig
  • A weaned female swine or male hog castrated before sexual maturity and sold to be finished for slaughter.
  • H1n1
  • A new strain of swine-origin influenza that was discovered in 2009 and caused a subsequent pandemic in the United States.
  • Hazard Analysis And Critical Control Points
  • A safety system for food and pharmaceuticals that addresses physical, chemical and biological hazards as a means of prevention; also known as HACCP.
  • Sow
  • A female pig that has given birth to a litter of piglets.
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