Chow down: Revenue will rise due to increasing pet ownership and an increase in enterprises

The Animal Food Production 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.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • This rise in pet owners increased demand for pet foods, bolstering revenue
  • Shifting attitudes in pet ownership have helped drive demand for industry products
  • Nutritional claims about pet foods are mirroring those of human foods

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Animal Food Production industry has benefited from increased demand over the past five years, however import penetration has tempered revenue growth. Growth in global meat consumption and herd numbers, such as beef, pork and poultry produced modest revenue growth during this period, as meat producers demanded more livestock feed. Additionally, the number of American households that own a cat or dog is steadily increasing, which has caused a subsequent increase in demand for pet food, supporting industry revenue growth. Overall, IBISWorld expects industry revenue to grow over the five years to 2017. Industry revenue growth is expected to grow moderately over the next five years. Expected increases in disposable income and pet ownership will positively drive demand for pet food...

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    Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Animal Food Production industry has a low level of concentration. The majority (63.7%) of enterprises employ less than 20 employees and the largest industry operator, Cargill, generates only 8.2% of industry revenue. Animal food producers have experienced a slight decrease in concentration since 2014 due to increasing competition from new operators entering the industry to meet rising demand for pet food. Several producers have switched production lines from livestock feed to pet products to respond to increased consumer spending on pet food since the recession. Gre..

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    Additional Insights for the Animal Food Production Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Animal Food Production Industry are

  • Access to high-quality inputs
  • Ability to adapt to changing regulations
  • Production of premium goods and services
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of pets (cats and dogs) and Price of corn in the Animal Food Production industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Animal Food Production Industry?

    Operators in this industry produce food for animals such as livestock and pets by processing raw ingredients. The products are then packaged and sold to cattle ranches, dairy farms, other animal production farms, grocery wholesalers and retailers.

    Industry Products
    Dog food
    Cat food
    Poultry feeds
    Cattle feeds
    Pig feeds
    Other animal foods
    Industry Activities
    Prepared animal feed production
    Canned animal food production
    Bird feed production
    Cattle lick production
    Chaff production
    Crushed grain production
    Dog biscuit production
    Grain offal production
    Canned pet food production
    Prepared poultry feed production

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of pets (cats and dogs)
  • Price of corn
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Price of oilseeds
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Pet food purchases drive demand
  • Falling input prices
  • Bucking the trend
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Pet food products
  • Favorable trade dynamics
  • Profit and price
  • Table: Animal Food Production Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Animal Food Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Livestock Ranching & Farming
  • Grocery Wholesaling
  • Farm Supplies Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores
  • Pet Stores

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Corn Farming
  • Corn, Wheat & Soybean Wholesaling
  • Flour Milling
  • Oilseed Farming
  • Soybean Farming
  • Vegetable Farming
  • Wheat, Barley & Sorghum Farming

  • Products & Services
  • Dog food
  • Poultry feeds
  • Cat food
  • Pig feeds
  • Cattle feeds
  • Other animal foods
  • Chart: Animal Food Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Livestock numbers
  • Farming intensity
  • Changing dietary trends
  • Pet ownership

  • Major Markets
  • Farm supplies wholesalers
  • General line and supermarket wholesalers
  • Pet stores
  • Exports
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Animal Food Production Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Animal Food Production

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Animal Food Production Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Cargill Inc.Mars Inc.Nestle SA
  • Table: Cargill Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Mars Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Nestle SA - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Animal Food Production Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Animal Food Production Industry
  • 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)
  • Agricultural Price Index (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
  • A type of fuel whose energy is derived from biological carbon fixation.
  • Ethanol
  • A form of alcohol used as a fuel that is made primarily from grains such as corn and soybeans. It is considered to be a renewable fuel with fewer pollutants than gasoline.
  • Probiotic
  • A live microorganism thought to be healthy for the host organism.
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