Cream rises: The industry has begun to recover after a period of decline

The Dairy Cattle Farming industry has endured a turbulent five-year period. Volatile external factors, including weather patterns, global production and price movements, have caused revenue to fluctuate significantly over the past five years. Industry revenue peaked in 2013-14 due to strong demand and rising prices, but revenue fell over the two years through 2015-16 as falling prices in global markets put downward pressure on domestic milk prices. Industry revenue is expected to fall at an annualised 7.0% over the five years through 2018-19, to reach $11.3 billion.Dairy farmer revenue depends heavily on milk production and the domestic price of milk. National milk production has fluctuated over the past five years, trending upwards more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Fluctuations in global dairy prices and production levels heavily influence the industry
  • Growing demand for dairy products in Asia has provided an opportunity for industry growth
  • Industry profitability is anticipated to improve over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Dairy Cattle Farming industry has faced volatile trading conditions over the past five years. Fluctuating rainfall and feed costs have influenced dairy cattle herd sizes and raw milk quality, resulting in varying milk solid production. Additionally, milk prices have fluctuated significantly in response to demand and supply mismatches in the global market for dairy products. Industry revenue is expected to contract at an annualised 7.0% over the five years through 2018-19, to total $11.3 billion. However, this figure does not accurately reflect the strong revenue swings that have occurred over the past five years, with revenue movements ranging from a 24.3% decline in 2015-16 to a 4.4% rise in 2016-17...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Dairy Cattle Farming Industry

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

  • Superior financial management and debt management
  • Appropriate climatic conditions
  • Output is sold under contract - incorporate long-term sales contracts
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Domestic price of milk and Demand from cheese, butter and milk powder manufacturing in the Dairy Cattle Farming industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Dairy Cattle Farming in New Zealand Industry?

    Industry operators primarily farm dairy cattle. The industry excludes operators that primarily undertake cattle agistment services.

    Industry Products
  • Milk and cream concentrates
  • Other dairy products
  • Cattle
  • Drinking milk and cream
  • Industry Activities
  • Dairy cattle farming
  • Raw cattle milk production
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Domestic price of milk
  • Demand from cheese, butter and milk powder manufacturing
  • Milk production
  • Level of annual rainfall

  • Current Performance
  • Domestic production
  • Price problems
  • Profit and structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Price recovery
  • Farm production
  • The bottom lines
  • Table: Dairy Cattle Farming Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Milk and Cream Processing in New Zealand
  • Ice Cream Manufacturing in New Zealand
  • Cheese, Butter and Milk Powder Manufacturing in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Agricultural and Construction Machinery Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • Shearing, Cropping and Agricultural Support Services in New Zealand
  • Veterinary Services in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Milk and cream concentrates
  • Other dairy products
  • Cattle
  • Drinking milk and cream
  • Chart: Dairy Cattle Farming Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Concentrated milk product manufacturers
  • Butter and cheese manufacturers
  • Other dairy product manufacturers
  • Farms and abattoirs
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Dairy Cattle Farming Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Dairy Cattle Farming

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Dairy Cattle Farming 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 Dairy Cattle 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 Dairy Cattle Farming Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Anhydrous Milk Fat
  • An evaporated butter product mostly comprising milk fat, which is also referred to as butter oil.
  • Milk Solids
  • Content remaining after removing water from raw milk, such as lactose, caseins, whey proteins and trace minerals. Higher milk solid content results in better quality raw milk.
  • Stockfeed
  • Processed feed purchased for cattle, such as grain blends and hay.
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