Dairy Farms in Canada Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated

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Consolidation activity will continue to change the landscape of the industry and create larger farms that are more efficient and technologically advanced. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Dairy Farms industry in its growing industry report collection.

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Consolidation activity will continue to benefit and change the landscape of the industry

The Dairy Farms industry has teetered on the edge of growth in the five years to 2014. Industry revenue displayed an average annual decline during the five-year period. Although moderate, this drop occurred in the midst of a recession when consumers experienced high unemployment and falling disposable incomes. However, the industry operates on a supply management system, which manages production volumes according to domestic demand, thus protecting the industry from significant revenue volatility.

According to IBISWorld Industry Analyst, Antal Neville, “although dairy farmers are protected by high tariffs on dairy imports, the industry has been victimized by rising imports of milk protein isolates.” The Canadian government imposes stiff tariffs (between 200.0% and 300.0%) on dairy products imported over the commitment access. However, there is no cap on the amount of milk protein isolates that can be imported from the United States. As a result, Canadian dairy processors have practically quadrupled their import of lower-priced milk protein isolates from about 3,700 metric tonnes in 2008 to 15,300 metric tonnes in 2012, the bulk of which arrived from the United States. This equated to about $113.0 million in lost revenue for domestic producers in 2012. With the momentum not expected to slow, IBISWorld expects the rising threat from imports to limit industry revenue growth.

Still, the industry will survive as it is forecast to grow in the five years to 2019. Consolidation activity will continue to change the landscape of the industry and create larger farms that are more efficient and technologically advanced. “Dairy operations will increasingly require higher-skilled labourers, prompting industry wages to rise,” says Neville. The industry's growth will largely result from increased production of higher-value organic milk and accelerated penetration of robotic milking systems.

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IBISWorld industry Report Key Topics

The Dairy Farms industry primarily milks dairy cattle. Dairy cattle are raised for both milking and meat production, but raising, feeding and fattening cattle as dairy herd replacements are excluded from the industry.

Industry Performance
Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle
Products & Markets
Supply Chain
Products & Services
Major Markets
Globalization & Trade
Business Locations
Competitive Landscape
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Barriers to Entry
Major Companies
Operating Conditions
Capital Intensity
Key Statistics
Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

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