Mixed bag: The price of feed is expected to improve as biofuel production regains steam

The Agricultural Feed Wholesaling industry in Canada wholesales animal feed products to animal farmers and retailers such as pet stores and supermarkets. Over the past five years, industry revenue has been volatile, largely due to the declining price of animal feed. Solid demand from animal farmers, coupled with increasing demand from pet stores, would have stimulated industry growth if feed prices had not fallen significantly. The price of feed is the main driver of revenue growth. Consequently, the steep decline in feed prices as a result of low biofuel demand and crop overproduction has offset increases in demand for feed from key downstream industries such as cattle and poultry production. The industry is expected to recover over the next five years...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry revenue has been volatile, largely due to the declining price of animal feed
  • Higher pet ownership levels fuelled demand for pet food products
  • Demand from downstream industries is expected to support revenue growth
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Agricultural Feed Wholesaling industry in Canada distributes a range of animal feed products to both livestock farmers and pet stores. A wholesaler may have exclusive distributorship to sell a particular brand within a specified territory, but most often, they will sell feed products in competition with other wholesalers. While the performance of the industry largely depends on demand from the agriculture sector as a whole, the most important determinant of revenue growth is the price of animal feed. Wholesalers can pass along higher feed costs to downstream buyers, boosting revenue when price increases occur. The price of feed has been on a downward trend to the detriment of the industry, but this has been offset by growth in downstream demand for feed. As ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Agricultural Feed Wholesaling Industry

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

  • Effective cost controls
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Having a cost effective distribution system
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Price of feed and Demand from animal production in the Agricultural Feed Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Agricultural Feed Wholesaling Industry?

    This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in wholesaling animal feed. Wholesalers of pet food are also included.

    Industry Products
  • Livestock and dairy feed
  • Hog and pig feed
  • Poultry feed
  • Other animal feeds
  • Industry Activities
  • Wholesaling animal feed for farm animals including silage, pelleted feeds, oils and mixed rations
  • Wholesaling pet food for domesticated animals
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Price of feed
  • Demand from animal production
  • Demand from pet stores
  • Per capita meat consumption

  • Current Performance
  • Price of feed
  • Steady demand
  • Wholesale bypass and structural shifts
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand and price
  • Continued consolidation
  • Slow profit growth
  • Table: Agricultural Feed Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Agricultural Feed Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Beef Cattle Production in Canada
  • Dairy Farms in Canada
  • Hog & Pig Farming in Canada
  • Chicken Egg Production in Canada
  • Pet Stores in Canada
  • Chicken & Turkey Meat Production in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Agricultural Feed Wholesaling in Canada
  • Animal Feed Production in Canada
  • Corn Farming in Canada
  • Soybean Farming in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Livestock and dairy feed
  • Other animal feeds
  • Hog and pig feed
  • Poultry feed
  • Chart: Agricultural Feed Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Livestock numbers
  • Farming intensity
  • Subsidies
  • Pet ownership

  • Major Markets
  • Animal product producers
  • Pet stores
  • Other wholesalers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Agricultural Feed Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Additional expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Agricultural Feed Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Agricultural Feed Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Agricultural Feed Wholesaling Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Agricultural Feed Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Price of Feed Index (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • An association formed by farmers, distributors and processors with the purpose of benefiting its member operators.
  • Manufacturers' Sales Branches And Offices (Msbos)
  • Manufacturers' sales branches and offices are owned and operated by manufacturers but are physically separated from manufacturing plants.
  • Radio Frequency Identification (Rfid)
  • A technology that tracks products from the time they leave the assembly line to the time they leave the store by releasing continuous signals from a chip.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • A popular trend within retail and manufacturing industries where producers supply goods directly to stores, eliminating the middleman.
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