Livestock & Other Animal Food Manufacturing Industry Profile

Report Page Length: 10-12
Last Quarterly Update: 4/1/2019
SIC Codes: 2048
NAICS Codes: 311119
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Companies in this industry manufacture food for livestock including beef and dairy cattle, poultry, hogs, and other food animals, primarily from grains, proteins, vitamins, and other ingredients. Top US companies include ADM, Cargill, Land O'Lakes (which owns Purina), and Scoular; other companies include Charoen Pokphand Foods (Thailand), Nutreco (the Netherlands), New Hope Liuhe (China), and Ridley (Australia).

Growing demand for animal protein in developing nations has driven growth in the market for livestock feed. China's growing middle class is shifting to a diet that includes more meat as wages rise and populations move to the cities. Improving conditions in African nations are driving demand for meat, which in turn fuels demand for livestock feed.

The US livestock feed manufacturing industry includes about 1,400 establishments (single-location companies and units of multi-location companies) with combined annual revenue of about $33 billion.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Demand is driven by the livestock production industry. The profitability of individual companies depends on efficient operations. Large companies and cooperatives can benefit from economies of scale. Companies such as Cargill and ADM have their own distribution, processing, and storage facilities (silos and other farm infrastructure). Small companies can compete by meeting demand from small, specialized farming operations, such as organic cattle and poultry producers, and by providing products for hobby farmers. The industry is concentrated: the 50 largest companies account for around 70% of revenue.

PRODUCTS, OPERATIONS & TECHNOLOGY

Major products include chicken and turkey feed ...

 
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