Dry meat: Rising health concerns and the threat of livestock diseases will impede revenue growth

The Cattle & Hog Wholesaling Industry Research Report measures market size, analyses current and future trends, and provides an indication of market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld’s collection of industry market research reports gives you insightful, up-to-date information on the supply chains, economic drivers, and key buyers and markets for hundreds of industries.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
Annual Growth

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising prices for products wholesaled by this industry will translate into increased purchase costs for industry operators
  • Increases in the price of beef can be attributed to drastic increases in the price of corn and feed
  • Livestock prices are high enough to give farmers increased incentive to produce more animals

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Cattle and Hog Wholesaling industry operates between upstream animal production and downstream animal processing. Industry operators purchase cattle and hogs from upstream livestock producers, the price of which is primarily influenced by feed prices. The price of feed, made mostly of corn, has been volatile over the five years to 2017. Feed prices grew until 2014 before falling significantly. These volatile feed costs have rippled down the supply chain and are affecting wholesalers in the form of changing livestock prices. Additionally, a massive drought in 2012 led to food and water shortages that caused livestock farmers to cull herds, further decreasing supply and pushing livestock prices up...

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    Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Livestock wholesaling poses few barriers for outsiders seeking to enter the Cattle and Hog Wholesaling industry. While low industry concentration helps shelter would-be participants from large-scale competition, high capital intensity makes entry viable for only the well-funded. Outside of these two economic factors, perhaps the greatest barrier to entry is gaining the kind of knowledge about animal characteristics and related markets that can lead to profitable insights.

    Industry concentration

    Current players in this industry pose only a small barrier to entry. The breadth of locations in which they operate is limited, and the range of products they offer is largely homogenous. It ..

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    Additional Insights for the Cattle & Hog Wholesaling Industry

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

  • A diverse range of clients
  • Effective communication and negotiation
  • Links with suppliers
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita meat consumption and Demand from meat, beef and poultry processing in the Cattle & Hog Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Cattle & Hog Wholesaling Industry?

    Establishments in this industry primarily wholesale livestock. Cattle, swine, sheep and goats are included, but horses and mules are excluded. Wholesalers may purchase livestock from feedlots, breeders or other ranchers and then sell to slaughterhouses, other feedlots and breeders and livestock buyers.

    Industry Products
    Sheep and goats
    Industry Activities
    Wholesaling cattle
    Wholesaling swine
    Wholesaling sheep
    Wholesaling goats

    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
  • Per capita meat consumption
  • Demand from meat, beef and poultry processing
  • Demand from animal production
  • Price of feed
  • Healthy eating index

  • Current Performance
  • Shifting dynamics of demand
  • Purchase costs to rise
  • Consolidating supply chain
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Upstream supply
  • Consumer concerns
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Cattle & Hog Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Beef Cattle Production
  • Hog & Pig Farming
  • Sheep Farming
  • Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Beef Cattle Production
  • Farm, Lawn & Garden Equipment Wholesaling
  • Hog & Pig Farming
  • Livestock Production Support Services
  • Sheep Farming

  • Products & Services
  • Cattle
  • Hogs
  • Sheep and goats
  • Chart: Cattle & Hog Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Linkage industries
  • Lifestyle trends
  • Seasonality and disease outbreaks

  • Major Markets
  • Other wholesalers
  • Farmers and ranchers
  • Meat processors
  • All others
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Cattle & Hog Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWages and depreciationRent and utilities
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Cattle & Hog Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Cattle & Hog Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Cattle & Hog Wholesaling 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 Cattle & Hog Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (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
    Jargon & Glossary
  • An emerging scientific sector concerned with health and safety in all aspects of the food supply chain.
  • Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
  • Also known as mad cow disease, a degenerative disease in cattle.
  • Estrus Synchronization
  • A scientific breeding technique in which estrus, or heat, is induced in order to get cattle and sheep to bear offspring at the same time.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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