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

Published - Jan 2017 | Category - Agriculture | No. of Pages - 78 | Published By - Mordor Intelligence

Report Highlights

The UK 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. UK is the fourth largest producer of forage seed in Europe. The market demand of the forage seeds are not completely meet by the domestic production which created a dependency on import. The UK total import of forage seeds was valued to be US$ 16 million in the year 2014 while it exports was only about US$3 million. Forage seeds are germinated plant seeds used for growing specific variety of forage crops that are utilized by the livestock as their feed.   Increased in the livestock consumption has raised the market of forage seed in UK.

Ryegrass, Trimothy, Alfalfa, and Clover are the major forage seeds produced in UK. Ryegrass seed holds about 80% marketing of the grass forage seed variety.   The application of forage seed is in the commercially grown crop lands by the miller, in the forage grass land for grazing livestock by the forage farmers and the dairy farmers. Grass and forage crops are mostly used for dairy animal feed in UK. The increased production of sheep and beef livestock has raised the demand for forage seeds in the market. Livestock farmers contributes to major share in the forage seed usage required as a feed for the grazing animals.

The increased growth in consumption of animal products has increased the demand for the livestock feed which directly strengthen the forage seed market. The major drivers for the market are, increased demand for organic food and feed products, high consumer demand for livestock products, increased in high yielding cattle or breed cattle demand for feed, growth in population and the shrinkage of land for the grazing animals. However the regulatory barrier for the GMO products are still affecting the UK market. 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. Although the quality potential of the forage seed is quite high and so the cost is more which creates an unwillingness for the farmers to buy the high cost seed for the feed.

Market is segmented according to the different crop type, product type and animal type. The market segmentation on the type of crop production are divided into cereal crops, legumes or grasses for grazing animals. Forage 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. In UK the hay storage of forage products are dominated and conservation of forage is highly required due to climatic change. The market segmentation through cattle type includes cross breed cattle, indigenous cattle and buffalos.

Increased demand of high potential and organically produced forage seeds are creating new opportunity for the market. The high investment in the production of forage seed and high cost of seeds for farmers are the challenges for the market growth. The key players in the market are Alied Seed, Dynamic Seeds Ltd., Brett Young, Golden Acre Seeds, Moore Seed Processors, Pickseed Canada Ltd., Foster feed and seed, among others. The major competitors prefers investment in new product development with more nutritional potential, product with higher insect resisting capabilities to minimize the crop losses and marketing strategy for maintaining their market position.

Key Deliverables

Market analysis for the UK 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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