Mixed bag: The volatile price of feed will lead to slow industry revenue growth

The Agricultural Feed Wholesaling industry distributes a range of animal feed products to both livestock farmers and pet stores. The price of feed has been extremely volatile over the past five years, causing industry revenue to experience similar fluctuations. Moving forward, the industry is expected to experience less volatile growth over the next five years. Demand from key animal and retail industries will strengthen as the overall economy improves and individuals spend more on food items...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry’s major upstream and downstream markets have experienced steady consolidation
  • Feed wholesalers have invested in technology that improved warehousing and distribution
  • The number of available opportunities to wholesale seed from processors to farms will shrink
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The distribution of animal feed wholesalers largely follows the location of animal food producers, limiting transport costs from factories to wholesale warehouses. In turn, the distribution of animal feed producers is determined by population patterns, favourable climate conditions for growing grains and proximity to downstream markets, including pet stores and animal farms. Pet food producers tend to locate near or close to heavily populated areas where there are likely household consumers with pets. Animal feed producers locate closer to livestock, poultry and pork growers to reduce transportation costs. They also situate in areas dominated by crop production, particularly of grains like corn, wheat and barley, which are widely used in feed production. Thi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Agricultural Feed Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Agricultural Feed Wholesaling Industry are

  • Effective cost controls
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Having a cost effective distribution system
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Price of feed and Demand from animal production in the Agricultural Feed Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Agricultural Feed Wholesaling Industry?

    This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in wholesaling animal feed. Wholesalers of pet food are also included.

    Industry Products
  • Livestock and dairy feed
  • Hog and pig feed
  • Chicken and turkey feed
  • Other animal foods
  • Industry Activities
  • Wholesaling animal feed for farm animals including silage, pelleted feeds, oils and mixed rations
  • Wholesaling pet food for domesticated animals
  • 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 feed
  • Demand from animal production
  • Demand from pet stores
  • Per capita meat consumption

  • Current Performance
  • Price of feed
  • Steady demand
  • Wholesale bypass
  • Concentration and consolidation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Continued consolidation
  • Demand and price
  • Slow profit growth
  • Table: Agricultural Feed Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Agricultural Feed Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Beef Cattle Production in Canada
  • Dairy Farms in Canada
  • Hog & Pig Farming in Canada
  • Chicken Egg Production in Canada
  • Pet Stores in Canada
  • Chicken & Turkey Meat Production in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Agricultural Feed Wholesaling in Canada
  • Animal Feed Production in Canada
  • Corn Farming in Canada
  • Soybean Farming in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Other animal foods
  • Chicken and turkey feed
  • Livestock and dairy feed
  • Hog and pig feed
  • Chart: Agricultural Feed Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Wholesale bypass
  • Livestock numbers
  • Farming intensity
  • Subsidies
  • Pet ownership

  • Major Markets
  • Animal product producers
  • Pet stores
  • Other wholesalers
  • General goods and supermarket
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Agricultural Feed Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciationAdditional expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Agricultural Feed Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Agricultural Feed Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Agricultural Feed Wholesaling 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 Agricultural Feed Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Demand from dairy farms (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • An association formed by farmers, distributors and processors with the purpose of benefiting its member-operators.
  • Manufacturers' Sales Branches And Offices (Msbos)
  • Manufacturers' sales branches and offices are owned and operated by manufacturers but are physically separated from manufacturing plants.
  • Radio Frequency Identification (Rfid)
  • A technology that tracks products from the time they leave the assembly line to the time they leave the store by releasing continuous signals from a chip.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • A popular trend within retail and manufacturing industries where producers supply goods directly to stores, eliminating the middleman.
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