Forage Seed Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

The Global Forage Seed Market is segmented By Crop Type (Cereals, Legumes, and Grasses), By Product Type (Stored Forage, Silage, Hay, and Fresh Forage), and By Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Africa).

Market Snapshot

Study Period:

2016-2025

Base Year:

2019

Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

North America

CAGR:

9.2 %

Major Players:

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Market Overview

The forage seed market is projected to register a CAGR of 9.2%, during the forecast period (2020-2025).

  • The major share in the forage seed market is occupied by North America, followed by Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Africa.
  • The major factors driving the forage seed market are the increasing demand for dairy products, the increasing demand for animal products, consumer preference for organic food and feed products, shrinkage of open land for animal grazing, and increasing specialized feed requirement due to the introduction of high yielding cattle.
  • Some of the restraints identified in the studied market are adverse climatic conditions, time-based incentive returns requiring significant investments, and the unwillingness of farmers to pay for high-quality forage seeds.

Scope of the Report

Forages are plants or parts of plants eaten by herbivorous animals. The report covers the seed market of forage crops, and analysis of different types of forages, and their prospects in different geographical regions. The factors affecting the studied market, either positively or negatively, and competitiveness among global leaders are also included in the report. The report contains a detailed analysis of various parameters of the forage seed market. The market studied has been segmented, based on crop type, product type, and geography.

Crop Type
Cereals
Forage Corn
Forage Sorghum
Other Cereals
Legumes
Alfalfa
Other Legumes
Grasses
Product Type
Fresh Forage
Stored Forage
Silage
Hay
Geography
North America
United States
Canada
Mexico
Rest of North America
Europe
Spain
United Kingdom
France
Germany
Russia
Italy
Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific
China
India
Japan
Australia
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Brazil
Argentina
Rest of South America
Africa
South Africa
Rest of Africa

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Key Market Trends

Growing demand of meat and meat products

The highest growth of meat consumption is expected from the Asia-Pacific and Latin American regions, because of changing diet patterns, urbanization, population, and economic growth. For example, China consumes around 28% of the world’s meat, including half of its pork, and an average Chinese person eats around 63 kg of meat a year. The worldwide economic downturn has had a very limited effect on the global meat market, which has maintained its positive outlook. Globally increasing population trends are also supporting the growth of the world meat and seafood market. Increasing life expectancy, limited availability of land and water resources for animal feed production, and increasing use of these resources for food and ethanol production are increasing the demand for animal feed in the global meat industry.

Countries, such as India, China, Brazil, and Russia are among the world’s fastest-growing economies; a rise in per capita income is expected to shift dietary preferences toward protein-rich diets. However, meat consumption patterns will likely remain significantly different in various parts of the world, because of cultural, religious, and other consumer preference factors in different countries. Hence the more consumption of meat will drive the global future forage seed market during the forecasting period.

Environmental regulations surrounding the global compound feed industry, and strict regulations on few feed additives, like antibiotics, are acting as challenges to the compound feed market, thereby affecting the livestock industry. 

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North America Dominates the Forage Seed Market

Currently, North America is the largest forage seed market. Alfalfa is the largest traded seed among all the categories, and in the United States alone, it accounted for a share of 27% of the market value in 2018. Currently, the United States occupies the largest market share (48%). Favorable weather conditions and an ever-increasing domestic and international demand are driving the growth in the North American forage seed market. Weather in the North American region is a major reason behind the decline of demand in the forage seed market. To counter this effect, in December 2017, Grassland Oregon, a seed company based in Salem, Oregon, launched FIXatioN Balansa and Frosty Berseem clovers, making them available to producers in Canada. Both varieties are capable of withstanding temperatures as cold as -26°C and -5°C, respectively. 

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Competitive Landscape

In the forage seed market, companies are not only competing based on product quality and promotion, but also focused on strategic moves to hold larger market shares. Major acquisitions are taking place between companies to expand the forage seed business. One such acquisition has been witnessed between AgReliant Genetics and Golden Acres Genetics. The players in the market are investing heavily in this market, in order to develop new products. Dairyland Seeds, which is a part of DowDuPont, introduced seven new products under its forage seed category for the 2018 planting season. The highlights for these new products are the new genetics and expanded trait packages giving them an edge above their competitors.

 

Table Of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions & Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    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 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 Crop Type

      1. 5.1.1 Cereals

        1. 5.1.1.1 Forage Corn

        2. 5.1.1.2 Forage Sorghum

        3. 5.1.1.3 Other Cereals

      2. 5.1.2 Legumes

        1. 5.1.2.1 Alfalfa

        2. 5.1.2.2 Other Legumes

      3. 5.1.3 Grasses

    2. 5.2 Product Type

      1. 5.2.1 Fresh Forage

      2. 5.2.2 Stored Forage

        1. 5.2.2.1 Silage

        2. 5.2.2.2 Hay

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. 5.3.1.1 United States

        2. 5.3.1.2 Canada

        3. 5.3.1.3 Mexico

        4. 5.3.1.4 Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. 5.3.2.1 Spain

        2. 5.3.2.2 United Kingdom

        3. 5.3.2.3 France

        4. 5.3.2.4 Germany

        5. 5.3.2.5 Russia

        6. 5.3.2.6 Italy

        7. 5.3.2.7 Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. 5.3.3.1 China

        2. 5.3.3.2 India

        3. 5.3.3.3 Japan

        4. 5.3.3.4 Australia

        5. 5.3.3.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. 5.3.4.1 Brazil

        2. 5.3.4.2 Argentina

        3. 5.3.4.3 Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Africa

        1. 5.3.5.1 South Africa

        2. 5.3.5.2 Rest of Africa

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Competitor Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Allied Seed LLC

      2. 6.3.2 Brett-Young Seeds Limited

      3. 6.3.3 AgReliant Genetics

      4. 6.3.4 DLF Seeds A/S

      5. 6.3.5 Foster’s Seed and Feed

      6. 6.3.6 Northstar Seeds Ltd

      7. 6.3.7 Hancock Farm & Seeds Co.

      8. 6.3.8 Advanta Seeds

      9. 6.3.9 Corteva Agriscience

      10. 6.3.10 Barenbrug Holding BV

      11. 6.3.11 Blue River Hybrid Organic Seeds

      12. 6.3.12 AMPAC Seed Company

      13. 6.3.13 Canterbury Seeds

      14. 6.3.14 PGG Wrightson

      15. 6.3.15 Granite Seed Company

      16. 6.3.16 Rivard’s Turf and Forage

      17. 6.3.17 Johnston Seed Company

      18. 6.3.18 Silver Falls Seed Company

    4. *List Not Exhaustive
  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

** Subject to Availability

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