The US 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. The US is the leading market for forage seeds in North America boosting its market growth to cover the largest market share globally. The US is the largest producer and exporter of forage grass and seed in the world. In 2014, it exported 22.91 million lbs of forage seed.
Forage seeds are used by millers, dairy farmers and forage farmers for the high yield of crops. These seeds are produced as per the species and variety of crops to be grown. The American export market mainly consists of alfalfa and clover seeds. Alfalfa forage seeds cover the largest market share globally, by value, accounting for USD 94.5 million in export. In the US alone, it accounts for the 27% of the value share in the market.
The major drivers for the market are increased consumer preference for organic food and feed products, consumer demand for dairy and animal products, rise in breed cattle demand for feed, growth in population and the shrinkage of land for grazing animals. However, the high investment for forage seed production unpredictability of seed cycle, soil condition, climate change, and the time incentive returns are restraining the market. Although the quality potential of the forage seed is quite high, so is the cost, which creates unwillingness amongst farmers to buy them for feed purpose.
By crop type, the market is segmented into legumes, cereals, and grasses. 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.
Key Industry Players:
The key players in the market are:
- Allied Seed
- DLF International Seeds
- Dynamic Seeds Ltd.
- Brett Young
- Golden Acre Seeds
- Moore Seed Processors
- Pickseed Canada Ltd.
- Foster Feed and Seed
The major players have indulged in investment in R&D for innovative products, partnerships and market strategy for pricing of product to sustain in the competitive market.
Key Deliverables in the Study
- Market analysis for the US 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 US 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.
1.1 Key Deliverables of the Study
1.2 Study Assumptions
1.3 Market Definitions
2. Research Approach and Methodology
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
4.1.1 US Forage Seed Industry Analysis
4.1.2 Global Forage Seed Industry Analysis
4.2 Market Dynamics
4.3.1 Increased Demand for Dairy Products
4.3.2 Increased Demand for Animal Product
4.3.3 Consumer Preference for Organic Food and Feed Product
4.3.4 Shrinkage of Open Land for Grazing Animal
4.3.5 Abrupt Increase in Population
4.3.6 Increased Specialized Feed Requirement due to Introduction of High Yielding Cattle
4.4.1 Unpredictability of Seed Cycle
4.4.2 Climatic Condition
4.4.3 Time Incentive Returns
4.4.4 Requires Large Investment
4.4.5 Unwillingness of Farmer to Pay for High-Quality Forage Seeds
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
5.2 By Product Type
5.2.1 Stored Forage
5.2.2 Fresh Forage
5.3 By Animal Type
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
List of Tables
1: US: Forage Seeds Market Revenues, by Crop Type, 2012-2021 (USD million)
2: US: Cereal Forage Seeds Market Revenues, 2012-2021 (USD million)
3: US: Legume Forage Seeds Market Revenues, 2012-2021 (USD million)
4: US: Grasses Forage Seeds Market Revenues, 2012-2021 (USD million)
5: US: Forage Seeds Market Revenues, by Product Type, 2012-2021 (USD million)
6: US: Stored Forage Seeds Market Revenues, by Crop Type, 2012-2021 (USD million)
7: US: Silage Forage Seeds Market Revenues, by Crop Type, 2012-2021 (USD million)
8: US: Hay Forage Seeds Market Revenues, by Crop Type, 2012-2021 (USD million)
9: US: Fresh Forage Seeds Market Revenues, by Crop Type, 2012-2021 (USD million)
10: US: Forage Seeds Market Revenues, by Animal Type, 2012-2021 (USD million)
11: US: Ruminant Forage Seeds Market Revenues, by Crop Type, 2012-2021 (USD million)
12: US: Swine Forage Seeds Market Revenues, by Crop Type, 2012-2021 (USD million)
13: US: Poultry Forage Seeds Market Revenues, by Crop Type, 2012-2021 (USD million)
14: US: Others Forage Seeds Market Revenues, by Crop Type, 2012-2021 (USD million)