Animal Production Industry
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Industry Analysis


Companies in this industry raise or fatten animals for the purpose of selling animals or animal products. Major companies include Agri Beef, Dairy Farmers of America, Pilgrim's Pride, and Smithfield Foods (all based in the US) as well as JBS (Brazil), Industrias Bachoco (Mexico), Ingham Enterprises (Australia), and WH Group (Hong Kong).

Competitive Landscape

Demand for meat, poultry, and dairy products is driven by domestic food consumption trends. The profitability of individual farms depends on efficient operations. Large companies have advantages in vertically integrated operations and economies of scale. Small operations can compete effectively by supplying local markets, specializing in heritage breeds, or raising humanely treated or hormone-free animals.

Products, Operations & Technology

Major products are live cattle and calves (40% of industry revenue); poultry and eggs (25%); dairy products (20%); and live hogs and pigs (10%). Other products include sheep, horses and farmed fish.

Geographic Segmentation

See where the Animal Production industry is concentrated geographically and research companies by financials and key corporate data.
Animal Production Companies in this Country/Region:
Top Animal Production Companies:
28906.411887M | Switzerland
10527.716199M | Ireland
6384.026154M | Germany
2481.630211M | United Kingdom
1966.313307M | Germany
1768.397884M | Germany
1679.389535M | United States
1314.498349M | Germany
1154.796195M | Australia
1104.823594M | Germany
1043.554357M | Australia
832.955545M | Russian Federation
777.119951M | United States
641.55M | United Arab Emirates
640.0M | United States
609.522535M | Netherlands
574.589921M | Australia
526.523387M | United States

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