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Dairy Cattle Raising in the UK: Market Research Report

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Dairy Cattle Raising Market Research Report | SIC A01.410 | Jan 2017

Cream of the crop: An anticipated increase in milk prices should support revenue expansion

IBISWorld’s Dairy Cattle Raising 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
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • The demise of the EU milk quota in 2015 has negatively affected revenue in recent years
  • Volatile milk prices have caused revenue to fluctuate over the past five years
  • Global demand for milk is anticipated to grow over the next decade, increasing industry demand
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Farmers in the Dairy Cattle Raising industry raise and breed dairy cattle to produce and sell raw milk. Over half the milk produced in the United Kingdom is sold as liquid milk, with the majority of the remaining milk used for products such as cheese and yoghurt. The Dairy Cattle Raising industry has endured a challenging past five years. Volatile dairy prices, increasing production costs and growing pressure from supermarkets and dairy processors have weighed on industry performance. The industry is highly dependant on the domestic price of milk, which increased significantly in 2013-14, leading to higher margins for operators. However, the domestic price of milk has fallen consistently since. A... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Dairy Cattle raising industry has a low level of market share concentration. The two largest industry operators are estimated to account for a combined market share of only 1.5%. Over the past five years, falling milk prices have caused operators' margins to fall, which has lowered the industry's market share concentration. The industry is characterised by a large number of small, family owned farms. According to the Office for National Statistics, 87.2% of industry enterprises employ fewer than five people, illustrating the fragmented nature of dairy farming.

Although the industry is currently dominated by small, family owned and operated farms, the composition is changing. The.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Dairy Cattle Raising Industry

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

  • Appropriate climatic conditions
  • Prompt delivery to market
  • Output is sold under contract - incorporate long-term sales contracts
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Domestic price of milk and Liquid milk consumption per capita in the Dairy Cattle Raising industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Dairy Cattle Raising Industry?

    Farmers in this industry raise and breed dairy cattle to produce and sell raw milk to processors and manufacturers. The processing of raw milk and cream is excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
    Dairy cattle salesMilk for processingMilk for liquid consumption
    Industry Activities
    Producing raw milkRaising dairy cattle

    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
  • Domestic price of milk
  • Liquid milk consumption per capita
  • Animal feed prices
  • Demand from butter and cheese production
  • Level of annual rainfall
  • Current Performance
  • Trouble rains down
  • Prices plummet
  • Producer organisations
  • Profit suffers
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Government funds for farmers
  • The EU exit
  • International demand
  • Organic products support imports
  • Wages and employment
  • Table: Dairy Cattle Raising Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Dairy Cattle Raising Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Milk & Cream Production
  • Butter & Cheese Production
  • Yoghurt & Other Dairy Product Processing
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Agricultural & Forestry Machinery Manufacturing
  • Animal Feed Production
  • Veterinary Services
  • Products & Services
  • Milk for liquid consumption
  • Milk for processing
  • Dairy cattle sales
  • Chart: Dairy Cattle Raising Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Muller UK & Ireland Group
  • Arla Foods Ltd
  • First Milk Ltd
  • Other cooperatives
  • Dairy cattle purchasers
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Dairy Cattle Raising Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Rent
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Utilities and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Dairy Cattle Raising
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Dairy Cattle Raising Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Dairy Cattle Raising 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 Dairy Cattle Raising Industry
  • Includes:
  • 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)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Automatic Milking Systems
  • Machinery that milks cattle without much human input.
  • Farm-Gate Milk Price
  • The price dairy farmers receive for raw milk.
  • Milk Quotas
  • EU regulation designed to protect farmers and cap milk production across Europe. The quotas expired on April 1 2015.

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