Africa Alfalfa Hay Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The African Alfalfa Hay Market is Segmented by Product Type (Bales, Pellets, and Cubes), Application (Meat/Dairy Animal Feed, Poultry Feed, Horse Feed, and Other Applications), and Geography

Market Snapshot

Market Snapshot
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: 9.7 %

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Market Overview

The African alfalfa hay market is expected to register a CAGR of 9.7%. Alfalfa plays a significant role as a type of livestock forage for the animal feed, due to its high protein and digestible fiber content. The crop is mainly used for feeding dairy cows, cattle, horses, sheep, and goats. Sudan is the largest producer in Africa, followed by South Africa and Chile. Sudan has the advantage due to its geographical location, climate and water resources from the Nile and has now become a key player in the Middle Eastern alfalfa market. In 2016, South Africa emerged as a winner as the demand increased due to the worst drought in Africa. Prices saw a historical threefold increase.

Scope of the Report

This study provides an in-depth analysis of the African alfalfa hay market. The study discusses the scope, size, and growth of the industry. The alfalfa hay market is segmented on the basis of product type into bales, pellets, and cubes. By application, the market is segmented into meat/dairy animal feed, poultry feed, horse feed, and other applications. By geography, the market is segmented into South Africa and others. The study covers competitors' analysis, production, consumption, exports and imports, market value, price dynamics, and seasonality factors.

By Product Type
By Application
Meat/Dairy Animal Feed
Poultry Feed
Horse feed
Other Applications
By Geography
South Africa
Rest of Africa

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Key Market Trends

Demand for Quality Feed

The increasing demand for high-quality hay, for increasing milk production in dairy cattle, is the key driving factor for the global alfalfa market. Moreover, owing to the benefits of alfalfa, including high nutritional content, a rich source for protein, and high energy, which help improve lactation, reproduction, maintenance, and growth of the livestock, the global alfalfa market is expected to grow significantly in the near future. This increasing demand for nutrient feed is driving the alfalfa market.

Africa Alfalfa Market: Volume in thousand metric ton

Increasing Cattle Rearing for Milk and Dairy Products

The population of cattle has been growing at a robust growth rate and rising demand for dairy products and high-quality animal feed, are the major factors, which are thriving the market growth of alfalfa hay across the region. For instance, in Oman, the cattle population enhanced from 374,020 in 2015 to 389,130 in 2017, while it accelerated from 17,412 in 2015 to 21,675 in 2017 in Qatar, which in turn, is driving the demand and consumption of alfalfa hay.

africa alfalfa hay market

Competitive Landscape

The African alfalfa hay market is fragmented, with a very few dominant players. Some of the companies that provide alfalfa hay to the African countries are Al Dahra ACX Global Inc., Alfalfa Monegros SL, Border Valley, Bailey Farms, and Anderson Hay & Grain Inc.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Bales

      2. 5.1.2 Pellets

      3. 5.1.3 Cubes

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Meat/Dairy Animal Feed

      2. 5.2.2 Poultry Feed

      3. 5.2.3 Horse feed

      4. 5.2.4 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 By Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Sudan

        3. Uganda

        4. Tanzania

        5. Kenya

        6. Rest of Africa


    1. 6.1 Market Share Analysis

    2. 6.2 Most Adopted Strategies

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Al Dahra ACX Global Inc.

      2. 6.3.2 Alfalfa Monegros SL

      3. 6.3.3 Border Valley

      4. 6.3.4 Bailey Farms

      5. 6.3.5 Anderson Hay & Grain Inc.

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Africa Alfalfa Hay Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Africa Alfalfa Hay Market is growing at a CAGR of 9.7% over the next 5 years.

Al Dahra ACX Global Inc, Alfalfa Monegros SL, Border Valley, Bailey Farms are the major companies operating in Africa Alfalfa Hay Market.

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