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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.

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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 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


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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

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