Golden egg: Increasing demand for free-range eggs has supported industry revenue growth

The Egg Farming industry has recorded strong growth over the past five years. Industry operators have benefited from rising per capita egg consumption over the period, as consumers have increasingly opted for eggs as an alternative to red meat as a source of protein. An overall increase in egg production, higher domestic egg prices and improved product mixes have also boosted industry revenue over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 3.0% over the five years through 2018-19, to $845.8 million. This trend includes anticipated growth of 1.6% in the current year.Industry operators have increasingly shifted from cage to free-range egg production over the past five more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry players have increasingly shifted from cage to free-range egg production
  • Various external factors influence egg production, including feed costs and consumer demand
  • Free-range, organic and specialty eggs are projected to grow as a share of industry production
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Egg Farming industry is highly concentrated, with the four largest operators expected to account for over 70% of industry revenue in 2018-19. The largest players in the industry are vertically integrated, with a controlling interest in or exclusive supply arrangements with many smaller farms. Consequently, these large players have a significant hold on the industry. However, rising consumer demand for organic, free-range and locally grown eggs have allowed some scope for smaller, independently owned companies, such as Manning Valley Free Range Eggs, to gain market share. As a result, industry market share concentration has declined over the past five years...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Egg Farming Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Egg Farming are:

  • Use of specialist equipment or facilities
  • Proximity to key markets
  • Proximity to key suppliers
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Egg production and Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores in the Egg Farming industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Egg Farming Industry?

    Industry companies farm poultry to produce eggs and hatch egg-breed chicks.

    Industry Products
  • Cage eggs
  • Free-range eggs
  • Barn-laid eggs
  • Organic and other eggs
  • Industry Activities
  • Egg farm operation
  • Poultry farming (for eggs)
  • Poultry hatchery operation (egg breeds)
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Egg production
  • Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Domestic price of eggs
  • Demand from general line grocery wholesaling

  • Current Performance
  • Changing demand
  • Production
  • Free-range standards
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Rising production and prices
  • Supermarket influence
  • Table: Egg Farming Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Egg Farming Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Cake and Pastry Manufacturing
  • General Line Grocery Wholesaling
  • Catering Services
  • Supermarkets and Grocery Stores
  • Convenience Stores
  • Restaurants

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Livestock and Other Agricultural Supplies Wholesaling
  • Prepared Animal and Bird Feed Manufacturing
  • Shearing, Cropping and Agricultural Support Services
  • Veterinary Services

  • Products & Services
  • Free-range eggs
  • Cage eggs
  • Barn-laid eggs
  • Organic and other eggs
  • Chart: Egg Farming Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Retailers
  • Wholesalers
  • Food-service establishments
  • Food manufacturers
  • Export markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Egg Farming Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Egg Farming

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Egg Farming Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Sunny Queen Australia Pty Ltd, Alimfresh Pty Ltd, Farm Pride Foods Limited,
  • Table: Sunny Queen Australia Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Alimfresh Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Farm Pride Foods Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Egg Farming 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 Egg Farming Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Purchases (2010-2024)
  • Profit (2010-2024)
  • Depreciation (2010-2024)
  • Rent (2010-2024)
  • Utilities (2010-2024)
  • Other (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Barn-Laid Eggs
  • Eggs produced by chickens able to roam in the confines of a shed.
  • Cage Eggs
  • Eggs produced by chickens held in indoor cages.
  • Farmgate Prices
  • The price received by farmers for the sale of eggs. This represents the raw price of agricultural products.
  • Free-Range Eggs
  • Eggs produced by birds able to roam, including outdoors, over a greater area.
  • Grading
  • A quality definition allocated to eggs, usually in terms of size, however production method can also be used.
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