Forage Seed Market  - Germany Market Shares, Forecasts and Trends (2017 - 2022)

Forage Seed Market - Germany Market Shares, Forecasts and Trends (2017 - 2022)

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Market Insights

The Germany forage seed market estimated at USD XX billion in 2016 is expected to reach USD XX billion by 2022 at a CAGR of XX% over the forecasted period. Germany is the second largest producer of forage seed in Europe after France. Over 80% of Germany’s land is used for agriculture and forestry. Forage seed production area in Germany is about 25,550 ha and it is the main producer of grass seed after Denmark, having a market share of 14%. Rye grass and fescue dominate the forage production with 106895 ha of grassland. Advancement in biotechnology has tremendously increased the demand for forage seed as they are more productive.

Forage seeds are commercially grown for specific usage by the miller, dairy livestock farmer, and forage grower farmer. Grass forage seeds are high in demand due to the increase in livestock feed demand in the country. Alfalfa forage seeds cover the largest market share in the market by value.

Market Dynamics

The major drivers for the market are increased demand for organic food and feed products, consumer demand for livestock products, rise in high yielding cattle or breed cattle demand for feed, growth in population and the shrinkage of land for grazing animals. However, the European seed association law, which regulates the forage seed market, high investment for the forage seed production, unpredictability of seed cycle, soil condition, climate change, and the time incentive returns are restraining the market. Increased demand for high-potential and organically produced seeds are creating new opportunities. Although the quality potential of the forage seed is quite high, there is unwillingness amongst the farmers to buy the high-cost seed for the feed.

Market Segmentation

By crop type, the market is segmented into legumes, cereals, and grasses. Sorghum and millets are dominant in this segment.  By product type, the market is segmented into stored forage and fresh forage. The stored forage is segmented into silage and hay. Further, the market has been segmented by animal type into cross breed cattle, indigenous cattle and buffalos.

The poultry livestock utilizes high-quality forage seeds and covers a major market share, followed by cattle and pork.

Key Industry Players

The key players in the market are:

  • Allied Seed
  • Dynamic Seeds Ltd.
  • Brett Young
  • Golden Acre Seeds
  • Moore Seed Processors
  • Pickseed Canada Ltd.
  • Foster Feed and Seed

The major competitors prefer investment in new product development with more nutritional potential, higher insect resisting capabilities to minimize the crop loss and marketing strategy for maintaining their market position.

Key Deliverables in the Study

  • Market analysis for the Germany forage seed market, with region specific assessments and competition analysis on national and regional scales.
  • Market definition along with the identification of key drivers and restraints.
  • Identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenarios, rising prospective opportunities, and identification of key companies that can influence this market on a global and regional scale.
  • Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their market shares.
  • Identification and analysis of the macro and micro factors that affect the Germany forage seed market on both national and regional scales.
  • A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information.
  • Wide-ranging knowledge and insights about the major players in this industry and the key strategies adopted by them to sustain and grow in the studied market.
  • Insights into the major countries/regions in which this industry is growing and identifying the regions still untapped.

1. Introduction

                1.1 Key Deliverables of the Study

                1.2 Study Assumptions

                1.3 Market Definitions

2. Research Approach and Methodology

                2.1 Introduction

                2.2 Research Design

                2.3 Study Timelines

                2.4 Study Phases

                                2.4.1 Secondary Research

                                2.4.2 Discussion Guide

                                2.4.3 Market Engineering & Econometric Modelling

                                2.4.4 Expert Validation

3. Key Findings of the Study

4. Market Overview

                4.1 Introduction

                                4.1.1 Germany Forage Seed Industry Analysis

                                4.1.2 Global Forage Seed Industry Analysis

                4.2 Market Dynamics

                4.3 Drivers

                                4.3.1 Increase in Forage Seed Production Areas

                                4.3.2 Increased Demand for Dairy Products

                                4.3.3 Increased Demand for Animal Product

                                4.3.4 Consumer Preference for Organic Food and Feed Product

                                4.3.5 Shrinkage of Open Land for Grazing Animal

                                4.3.6 Abrupt Increase in Population

                                4.3.7 Increased Specialized Feed Requirement due to Introduction of High Yielding Cattle

                4.4 Restraints

                                4.4.1 Government Policies for Cross Breed Seeds

                                4.4.2 Unpredictability of Seed Cycle

                                4.4.3 Climatic Condition

                                4.4.4 Time Incentive Returns

                                4.4.5 Requires Large Investment

                                4.4.6 Unwillingness of Farmer to Pay for High-Quality Forage Seeds

                4.5 Opportunities

                                4.5.1 Increase in Production of Cross Breed Livestock

                                4.5.2 Increase in Demand for Weed Free Forage Seed

                4.6 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

                                4.6.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

                                4.6.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

                                4.6.3 Threat of New Entrants

                                4.6.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

                                4.6.5 Degree of Competition

5. Market Segmentation

                5.1 By Crop Type

                                5.1.1 Cereals

                                5.1.2 Legumes

                                5.1.3 Grasses

                5.2 By Product Type

                                5.2.1 Stored Forage



                                5.2.2 Fresh Forage

                5.3 By Animal Type

                                5.3.1 Ruminant

                                5.3.2 Swine

                                5.3.3 Poultry

                                5.3.4 Others

6. Competitive Landscape

                6.1 Strategies Adopted by Major Players and Most Active Companies

                6.2 Market Share Analysis

7. Company Profiles

                7.1 Dynamic Seeds Ltd.

                7.2 Brett Young

                7.3 Golden Acre Seeds

                7.4 Moore Seed Processors

                7.5 Pickseed Canada Ltd.

                7.6 Foster's Seed and Feed

                7.7 Allied Seed

                7.8 Northstar Seed Ltd.

                7.9 Hancock Farm and Seed Co.

                7.10 Advanta Seed International

                7.11 Dairyland Seeds

                7.12 DLF International Seeds

                7.13 Barenburg Seeds, USA

                7.14 Blue River Hybrids Organic Seeds

                7.15 Ampac Seed Company

                7.16 Brett Young Seed Company

8. Appendix

                8.1 Disclaimer

                8.2 Sources

List of Tables

1: Germany: Forage Seeds Market Revenues, by Crop Type, 2012-2021 (USD million)

2: Germany: Cereal Forage Seeds Market Revenues, 2012-2021 (USD million)

3: Germany: Legume Forage Seeds Market Revenues, 2012-2021 (USD million)

4: Germany: Grasses Forage Seeds Market Revenues, 2012-2021 (USD million)

5: Germany: Forage Seeds Market Revenues, by Product Type, 2012-2021 (USD million)

6: Germany: Stored Forage Seeds Market Revenues, by Crop Type, 2012-2021 (USD million)

7: Germany: Silage Forage Seeds Market Revenues, by Crop Type, 2012-2021 (USD million)

8: Germany: Hay Forage Seeds Market Revenues, by Crop Type, 2012-2021 (USD million)

9: Germany: Fresh Forage Seeds Market Revenues, by Crop Type, 2012-2021 (USD million)

10: Germany: Forage Seeds Market Revenues, by Animal Type, 2012-2021 (USD million)

11: Germany: Ruminant Forage Seeds Market Revenues, by Crop Type, 2012-2021 (USD million)

12: Germany: Swine Forage Seeds Market Revenues, by Crop Type, 2012-2021 (USD million)

13: Germany: Poultry Forage Seeds Market Revenues, by Crop Type, 2012-2021 (USD million)

14: Germany: Others Forage Seeds Market Revenues, by Crop Type, 2012-2021 (USD million)


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