Russia Forage Seed Market Size

Statistics for the 2023 & 2024 Russia Forage Seed market size, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Russia Forage Seed size report includes a market forecast to 2030 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry size analysis as a free report PDF download.


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Icons Lable Value Study Period 2017 - 2030 Market Size (2024) USD 42.49 Million Market Size (2030) USD 52.53 Million Largest Share by Breeding Technology Hybrids CAGR (2024 - 2030) 3.60 % Fastest Growing by Breeding Technology Hybrids

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Russia Forage Seed Market Analysis

The Russia Forage Seed Market size is estimated at 42.49 million USD in 2024, and is expected to reach 52.53 million USD by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 3.60% during the forecast period (2024-2030).

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42.49 Million

Market Size in 2024 (USD)

52.53 Million

Market Size in 2030 (USD)

3.23 %

CAGR (2017-2023)

3.60 %

CAGR (2024-2030)

Largest Market by Crop

71.55 %

value share, Alfalfa, 2023

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Alfalfa is one of the major forages that are in high demand in the region by dairy farmers for animal feed due to its high nutritional value, short duration, and high palatability.

Largest Market by Breeding Technology

54.81 %

value share, Hybrids, 2023

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The large share of hybrids is associated with the increasing area under hybrids, high palatability, comparatively higher seed replacement rate, and disease resistance.

Fastest-growing Market by Crop

8.90 %

Projected CAGR, Forage Sorghum, 2024-2030

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The increasing demand for forage sorghum is due to the development of dual-purpose varieties, preference for sorghum silage, and availability of highly nutritious varieties.

Fastest-growing Market by Breeding Technology

3.77 %

Projected CAGR, Hybrids, 2024-2030

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Increasing demand for hybrids is due to multi-cut trait, high vigor, resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses, high yielding, and quality silage.

Leading Market Player

4.94 %

market share, KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA, 2022

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The company has invested heavily in partnerships and acquisitions. It partnered with the agri-food tech incubator RootCamp to develop new seeds involving new biotechnologies.

Favorable government initiatives for improving feed quality and higher usage of improved seed varieties are expected to drive the demand for hybrid seeds in the country's forage seed market

  • The forage seed market in Russia has been witnessing growth due to an increase in the number of seed varieties having traits such as disease resistance, wider adaptability, and others.
  • Hybrids have a higher share than OPVs. They have a share of 54.6% of the market in 2022. Moreover, hybrid seed sales for forage crops are estimated to increase during the forecast period as they provide higher resistance to diseases and higher yields than OPVs.
  • The share of open-pollinated seed varieties decreased from 47.2% in 2017 to 45.1% in 2022. The decrease in the share of OPVs was primarily due to the commercialization of hybrid seeds in the country and the higher export demand for forages from other countries, which increased the adoption of hybrids for cultivating forage crops as they have traits such as wider adaptability and low lignin content.
  • In 2022, non-transgenic hybrids accounted for 54.6% of the Russian forage seed market. The value of non-transgenic seeds increased by 21.9% during 2017-2022 due to the increasing area under forage and rising demand for feed from the livestock industry. Additionally, favorable government initiatives to increase the production of high-quality feed are expected to fuel the growth of the non-transgenic hybrid seed market. In 2019, the Russian Research Institute of Feed launched a project to increase the volume and quality of feed by expanding feed production to the vast territory of Russia. Therefore, such government policies will increase the sales of forage seeds during the forecast period.
  • However, commercial cultivation is done by hybrid varieties that require less input and more productivity through improved varieties. This drives the growth of forage seeds in Russia at a CAGR of 3.6% during the forecast period.
Russia Forage Seed Market