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Beef Cattle Production in the US: Market Research Report

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Beef Cattle Production Market Research Report | NAICS 11211 | Jan 2017

Beefed out: A shift to white meats will cut into growth, but demand will remain steady

IBISWorld’s Beef Cattle Production market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$77bn
Annual Growth 11-16
2.8%
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Profit
Profit
Employment
826,389
Businesses
729,856
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Consumers are increasingly shifting away from red meat consumption due to rising health consciousness
  • Key downstream markets have exhibited growth, helping support demand for beef
  • Per capita beef consumption is projected to only slightly increase over the next five years
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

For decades, Americans' love of steaks and burgers maintained beef as the most-consumed meat in the United States. However, in recent years, consumption of beef has declined due to the health risks associated with red meat. Nevertheless, industry revenue grew over the past five years due to the skyrocketing price of red meats. Over the next five years, beef consumption will only slightly increase, and uncertainty and volatility regarding feed costs will result in a slight drop in industry revenue... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Beef Cattle Production industry comprises a mixture of concentrated and widely dispersed activities. Typical of many agricultural pursuits, many small operators characterize US cattle ranching. Older producers operate a large portion of these farms, but competitive pressures are forcing smaller farms to close as the industry moves toward specialist large-scale operations that typically incur lower per head costs through economies of scale.

Small farms

According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), the average herd size is 40 cattle per operation. Moreover, only an estimated 9.0% of calf-cow operations have herds over 100 head. This 9.0% with herds over 100 head represents a majority (51.0%) of the total beef cow inventory in the United States. On.. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Beef Cattle Production Industry

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

  • Ability to secure long-term sales contracts
  • Adapting to market conditions
  • Locating close to key livestock markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from meat, beef and poultry processing and Price of red meat in the Beef Cattle Production industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more

     


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    What is the Beef Cattle Production Industry?

    This industry includes farms and ranches that primarily engage in raising cattle (including cattle for dairy herd replacements), or feeding cattle for fattening to prepare them for consumption. The industry also comprises cattle feedlot operations, which produce high-quality beef.

    Industry Products
    SteersHeifersCowsCalvesBullsDairy Cows and Other
     
    Industry Activities
    Cattle and calf ranching and farmingFeedlot operationsBackgrounding and conditioning cattleFeeder, stocker and veal calf replacementDairy heifer replacement


    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
  • Demand from meat, beef and poultry processing
  • Price of red meat
  • Per capita beef consumption
  • Price of feed
  • Current Performance
  • Beef consumption trends
  • Downstream demand
  • Volatile feed prices
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Consumption and downstream demand
  • Consolidation to rise
  • Adding value
  • Table: Beef Cattle Production Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Beef Cattle Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Beef Cattle Production
  • Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing
  • Cattle & Hog Wholesaling
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Beef Cattle Production
  • Cattle & Hog Wholesaling
  • Corn, Wheat & Soybean Wholesaling
  • Farm Supplies Wholesaling
  • Farm, Lawn & Garden Equipment Wholesaling
  • Livestock Production Support Services
  • Tractors & Agricultural Machinery Manufacturing
  • Veterinary Services
  • Products & Services
  • Steers
  • Heifers
  • Dairy Cows and Other
  • Cows
  • Bulls
  • Calves
  • Chart: Beef Cattle Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
  • Product prices
  • Consumer preferences
  • Public perception
  • Major Markets
  • For Stocking
  • For Slaughter
  • For Feed-Lots
  • Export markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Beef Cattle 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 Beef Cattle Production
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Beef Cattle Production Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Beef Cattle 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 Beef Cattle Production Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Price of Feed Index (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Beef Cow
  • A cow that raises calves intended for slaughter and meat consumption.
  • Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
  • More commonly known as mad cow disease, a degeneration of the brain and spinal cord in cattle.
  • Feeder Cattle
  • Young steers or heifers that enter feedlots and are put on full feed for slaughter markets or that are selected as herd-replacement stock.
  • Marbling
  • The specks of intramuscular fat in muscular tissue usually evaluated in the rib eye between the 12th and 13th rib; a major factor in assigning a USDA quality grade to a beef carcass.
  • Paddock
  • An enclosed segment of land on which cattle are raised and bred.
  • Stocker Cattle
  • Calves or young steers and heifers put on forage-intensive diets. Stocker cattle eventually become feeder cattle and enter feedlots.

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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Beef Cattle Production market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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