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Live Animal Wholesaling in the UK: Market Research Report

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Live Animal Wholesaling Market Research Report | SIC G46.230 | Jun 2016

Bringing home the bacon: The industry is expected to expand but revenue remains volatile

IBISWorld’s Live Animal Wholesaling market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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
  • Changes in animal feed prices have affected industry revenue over the past five years
  • Employment numbers have been volatile over the period but have risen overall over the five years
  • The government is expected to raise animal welfare standards, pushing up wholesaling costs
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The performance of the Live Animal Wholesaling industry has been highly volatile over the past decade due to a wide range of factors. The industry is mainly influenced by demand from farms for cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry and horses. These farms often purchase breeding animals and then use these to breed more animals. Live animal wholesalers also purchase animals to sell on to other businesses, such as slaughterhouses and meat processing firms.

Another major influence on the industry is input prices, such as the cost of animal feed. Until recently, feed prices had increased significantly, which flowed through to higher animal prices and wholesaling revenue. However, animal feed prices have abated somewhat since 2014-15, constraining industry revenue to an extent... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The barriers to entering this industry are moderate, because the low costs associated with establishing a wholesale business are offset by animal purchase costs and the wide range of government regulations dealing with live animal transactions.

Since animal welfare is a major issue for the agricultural sector, this wholesaling industry is required to abide by animal welfare regulations. This is particularly the case for the export and import of live animals. There has been increased publicity of poor transportation conditions for live animals during export and import, so live animal wholesalers must now comply with regulations.

Live animal wholesalers that do not take possession of animals but merely act as agents for farms and other clients face fewer regulatory hurdles. How.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Live Animal Wholesaling Industry

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

  • Ability to avoid wholesale bypass
  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • Establishing international trade
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from dairy cattle raising and Demand from meat processing in the Live Animal Wholesaling industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


    Industry ProductsRelated Reports

    What is the Live Animal Wholesaling Industry?

    Firms in this industry wholesale live animals to farms, abattoirs and other animal-processing companies.

    Industry Products
    CattleSheepPigsPoultryHorsesOther animals
    Industry Activities
    Live animal wholesaling

    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 dairy cattle raising
  • Demand from meat processing
  • Demand from sheep farming
  • Number of livestock slaughtered
  • Animal feed prices
  • Current Performance
  • Revenue fluctuations
  • Employment numbers
  • Trade legislation
  • Oil prices
  • Pets
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Regulation
  • Supply and demand
  • Stable demand
  • Table: Live Animal Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Live Animal Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Dairy Cattle Raising
  • Sheep Farming
  • Poultry Raising
  • Meat Processing
  • Poultry Meat Processing
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Dairy Cattle Raising
  • Pig Farming
  • Poultry Raising
  • Sheep Farming
  • Products & Services
  • Cattle
  • Pigs
  • Sheep
  • Horses
  • Poultry
  • Other animals
  • Chart: Live Animal Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Domestic farms
  • Exports
  • Abattoirs
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Live Animal Wholesaling Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Live Animal Wholesaling
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Live Animal Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Live Animal Wholesaling 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 Live Animal Wholesaling Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (Bse)
  • BSE, or mad-cow disease, causes a spongy degeneration of the brain in cattle. It is often spread when cattle are fed the remains of other cattle and animals.
  • Foot-And-Mouth Disease
  • A disease that affects hoofed farm animals. Infected animals develop blisters in the mouth and on the feet, which can lead to lameness.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • Occurs when farms bypass live animal wholesalers and purchase live animals directly from other farms.

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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
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