South Africa Forage Seed Market - By Product Type, Application and Geography - Market Shares, Forecasts And Trends (2017 - 2022)

Published - Jan 2017 | Category - Agriculture | No. of Pages - 71 | Published By - Mordor Intelligence

Report Highlights

The South Africa forage seed market has estimated to be XX billion US$ in 2014 and expected to reach XX billion US$ by 2020 at a CAGR of XX% during the forecasted period 2015-2020. South Africa is the world largest producer of cereals and grains in the market with the agriculture area of 13.5% only. South Africa total consumption of forage in the year 2004 was 16, 080 MT and the total export of the seed was 755 MT. Forage seed are planted to obtain the forage crops as a feed for the livestock animals. South Africa forage seed market contributes majorly to the agriculture sector with the value of total export and consumption of forage seeds in the year 2013 as US$24.08 million. Increased cross breed technology and involvement of privates organisations with innovate seed varieties have created good opportunity for the market.

 Forage crops such as sorghum, oats, ryegrass and triticale are the major produced and consumed crops in South Africa. The major import includes ryegrass followed by Lucerne seeds, clover. US being the major exporter of forage seed followed by Australia and Netherland. It is used by the millers, dairy farmers and forage farmers for the high yield of crops. Forage seeds are produced as per the species and variety of crops to be grown. Generally these seeds are utilized for the livestock feed production that are in high demand in the present market. Maize and sorghum dominates the forage plant market in the region. Major seed exports includes timothy grass, herbaceous plant, rye grass, Lucerne, vegetables and other forage plants.

 Growth in livestock production leads to increase in consumption of animal feed which has boosted the forage seed market. The major drivers for the market are increased demand of dairy and animal products, highly commercialized agriculture sector, and increased in new technologies for higher productivity, growth in population and the shrinkage of land for the grazing animals. However the high investment for the forage seed production has affecting the market growth. Unpredictability of seed cycle, Soil condition, Climatic change, and the time incentive returns being the restraint for the market.

Market is segmented on the different crop type, product type and animal type. The market segmented on the crop type includes cereal crops, legumes or grasses for grazing animals. Forage seed product type is further sub segmented into the storage purpose forage and fresh forage. Forage are grown for conservation to preserve them for the time when it is unavailable in the market. It is stored as hay through drying process and as silage through fermentation process. The market segmentation through cattle type includes cross breed cattle, indigenous cattle and buffalos. The beef cattle contributes to the largest share in the market followed by Dairy cattle.

The key involvement of private companies, their close interactions between government bodies, highly competitive market are boosting the forage seed market. Market is covered by small farm holders in the rural area and access to seed in economic cost is a big challenge for the forage seed market. The key players in the market are Alied Seed, DLF International seeds, Dynamic Seeds Ltd., Brett Young, Golden Acre Seeds, Moore Seed Processors, Pickseed Canada Ltd., Foster feed and seed, among others. The major players have indulge in the investment in R&D for innovative product, partnerships and market strategy for the pricing of product to sustain in the competitive market.

Key Deliverables

Market analysis for the South Africa Forage seed Market, with region specific assessments and competition analysis on global 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 global Forage seed market on both global and regional scales

A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information

A 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 on the major countries/regions in which this industry is blooming and to also identify the regions that are still untapped


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