Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Animal Farm Production industry suffered a bit due to the recession over the five years to 2014. But as exports continue to grow, so will industry revenue. The industry is expected to grow in the five years to 2019... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
Industry operators require a medium level of capital investment because production requires machines to process inputs, manufacture the products and package them. As more companies rely on machinery to automate processes, they endure more wear and tear and must be replaced. For every dollar spent on wages, companies spend $0.32 on capital.
All of the industry's major players have undertaken a significant amount of capital expenditures in recent years. For example, in 2013, Cargill invested over $2.4 billion on efforts to modernize its facilities to increase production efficiencies and reduce the price of its animal feed products. However, capital intensity varies considerably with regard to the size of the producer... purchase to read more