Going meatless: Trends toward humane slaughter and meatless diets are changing the industry

The Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing industry in California has benefited from a healthy appetite in the past five years, as evidenced by the industry's moderate revenue growth. Industry revenue is expected to have increased an annualized 3.0% to an estimated $11.2 billion. Numerous factors have contributed to revenue over the period. For example, per capita meat consumption has been rising during the five years to 2017, boosting demand and supporting revenue growth. However, demand for processed meat products, like ham and sausages, has taken a hit during the five-year period, yet the strong hike in per capita personal income in California has countered the trend by driving demand for premium cuts of meat...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$11bn
Annual Growth 12-17
3.0%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
21,756
Businesses
350

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry performance has been strongly shaped by technological advancements and ethical trends
  • Operators are plagued with the stigma of having the most dangerous manufacturing job in the United States
  • Red meat consumption will weaken due to growing health concerns
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing industry in California has a moderate level of capital intensity. In 2017, for every dollar spent on wages, the average industry operator will invest an estimated $0.19 in capital equipment. Although most meat processing activities are highly automated, manual labor and attention to detail are still critical in this industry. Industry operators' reliance on capital equipment has resulted from the dependence on workers to carry out slaughtering and processing, albeit the processing of meats into higher value-added food products has still required significant investment in modern plants and equipment.Capital intensity is rising due to the ongoing move toward automation. Acc...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing in California Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing in California Industry are

  • Supply contracts in place for key inputs
  • Vertical integration
  • Production of goods currently favored by the market
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per Capita Disposable Income in California and Grocery Price Index of California in the Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing in California industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing in California Industry?

    Operators in this industry slaughter animals, process the carcasses and package the meat into products and by-products in California. The industry also purifies and refines animal fat, bones and meat scraps. Products are sold to other food manufacturers, renderers, grocery and meat wholesalers and retail traders. Establishments that mainly cut and pack meats from purchased carcasses are also included in this industry.

    Industry Products
  • Slaughtered animal products (except poultry)
  • Poultry
  • Processed meats and meat by-products
  • Industry Activities
  • Slaughtering animals
  • Preparing processed meats and meat by-products
  • Rendering and refining animal fat, bones and meat scraps
  • Cutting and packing meats
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per Capita Disposable Income in California
  • Grocery Price Index of California
  • Per capita meat consumption
  • Healthy eating index

  • Current Performance
  • Healthy appetite
  • Technology and humane practices
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Consumption trends
  • Sustainable growth
  • Table: Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing in California Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing in California Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Animal Food Production
  • Frozen Food Production
  • Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing
  • Snack Food Production
  • Grocery Wholesaling
  • Egg & Poultry Wholesaling
  • Beef & Pork Wholesaling

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Beef Cattle Production
  • Chicken & Turkey Meat Production
  • Hog & Pig Farming
  • Livestock Ranching & Farming
  • Sheep Farming

  • Products & Services
  • Slaughtered animal products (except poultry)
  • Poultry
  • Processed meats and meat by-products
  • Chart: Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing in California Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Major Markets
  • Beef and pork wholesalers
  • Poultry wholesalers
  • Other meat processors and renderers
  • Frozen food manufacturers
  • Animal feed manufacturers
  • Food service operators
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing in California Industry

  • Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing in California

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing in California Industry

  • Cargill Inc., Smithfield Foods Inc., Belcampo Inc., JBS SA, Mary's Free Range Chickens,
  • Table: Cargill Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Smithfield Foods Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Belcampo Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: JBS SA - financial performance
  • Table: Mary's Free Range Chickens - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing in California 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 Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing in California Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Per Capita Meat Consumption (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
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  • Mutton
  • The meat of sheep, especially a mature sheep, for use as food.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • A popular trend within retail and manufacturing industries whereby producers supply goods directly to stores, eliminating the middleman.
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