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Forage Seeds Market by Type (Alfalfa, Clover, Ryegrass, and Chicory), Livestock (Poultry, Cattle, and Swine), Species, Origin, Form, and Region - Global Forecast to 2022

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Publishing Date: March 2017
Report Code: AGI 5078

 

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The global forage seeds market is estimated to be valued at USD 9.91 Billion in 2016 and projected to reach USD 17.37 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 9.81% from 2016 to 2022. Growth in the market can be attributed to factors such rapid increase in demand for animal feed, increasing livestock population, and improvement in the quality & quantity of forage crops.

The global forage seeds market has been segmented on the basis of type, livestock, species, origin, and form. It has been further segmented on the basis of region into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World (RoW). The main objectives of the report are to define, segment, and project the market size of the global forage seeds market with respect to the above-mentioned segmentations and provide a detailed study of key factors influencing the growth of the market, along with profiling the key players in the market and their core competencies.

Years considered for this report are as follows:

2015 – Base Year
2016 – Estimated Year
2022 – Projected Year

Research Methodology

This report includes estimations of market sizes for value (USD million) with the base year as 2015 and forecast period from 2016 to 2022. Top-down and bottom-up approaches have been used to estimate and validate the size of the forage seeds market and to estimate the size of various other dependent submarkets. Key players in the market have been identified through secondary sources such as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and their market share in respective regions has been determined through primary and secondary research. All percentage shares, splits, and breakdowns have been determined using secondary sources and were verified through primary sources.

Forage Seeds Market

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Forage Seeds Market

Target Audience

The stakeholders for the report include:

  • Forage seed manufacturers
  • Forage seed traders, distributors, and suppliers
  • Forage crop farmers
  • Government and research organizations
  • Associations and industry bodies
  • Agricultural universities

“The study answers several questions for stakeholders, primarily which market segments to focus on in the next two to five years for prioritizing efforts and investments.”

Scope of the Report

The forage seeds market has been segmented as follows:

On the basis of Type:

  • Alfalfa
  • Clover
  • Ryegrass
  • Chicory

On the basis of Livestock:

  • Poultry
  • Cattle
  • Swine

On the basis of Species:

  • Legumes
  • Grasses

On the basis of Origin:

  • Organic
  • Inorganic

On the basis of Form:

  • Green
  • Dry

On the basis of Region:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • RoW (Brazil and South Africa)

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 13)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Study Scope
    1.4 Periodization Considered for the Study
    1.5 Currency Considered
    1.6 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 16)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
                    2.1.1.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
                    2.1.2.1 Key Data From Primary Sources
                    2.1.2.2 Breakdown of Primary Interviews
    2.2 Macroindicators
           2.2.1 Increasing Population
           2.2.2 Decline in Arable Land
    2.3 Market Size Estimation
           2.3.1 Bottom-Up Approach
           2.3.2 Top-Down Approach
    2.4 Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
    2.5 Research Assumptions & Limitations
           2.5.1 Assumptions
           2.5.2 Limitations

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 27)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 33)
    4.1 Attractive Opportunities in the Forage Seeds Market
    4.2 Forage Seeds Market: Key Countries
    4.3 Developed vs Developing Forage Seeds Markets
    4.4 Forage Seeds Market, By Category & Region
    4.5 Life Cycle Analysis: Forage Seeds Market, By Region

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 38)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Segmentation
           5.2.1 By Species
           5.2.2 By Livestock
           5.2.3 By Product Segment
           5.2.4 By Form
           5.2.5 By Origin
    5.3 Market Dynamics
           5.3.1 Drivers
                    5.3.1.1 Increase in Livestock Population
                    5.3.1.2 Enhancement of Soil Health Resulting in Improved Yield
                    5.3.1.3 Forage Seeds Can Be Used for Soil & Water Conservation and Soil Fertility Improvement
           5.3.2 Restraints
                    5.3.2.1 Reduction in Seed Yields Due to Excess Soil Water, Drought and Weeds
           5.3.3 Opportunities
                    5.3.3.1 New Technologies & Improvements in Seed Genetics
           5.3.4 Challenges
                    5.3.4.1 Lack of Improved Planting Material
    5.4 Industry Analysis
           5.4.1 Value Chain Analysis
           5.4.2 Supply Chain Analysis
                    5.4.2.1 Prominent Companies
                    5.4.2.2 Small & Medium Enterprises
                    5.4.2.3 End Users
                    5.4.2.4 Key Influencers
           5.4.3 Pricing Analysis
                    5.4.3.1 Seed-Price Relationships
           5.4.4 Trade Analysis

6 Forage Seed Market, By Type (Page No. - 51)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Alfalfa
    6.3 Clover
    6.4 Ryegrass
    6.5 Chicory
    6.6 Others

7 Forage Seeds Market, By Livestock (Page No. - 57)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Poultry
    7.3 Cattle
    7.4 Swine
    7.5 Others

8 Forage Seeds Market, By Species (Page No. - 62)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Legumes
    8.3 Grasses
    8.4 Others

9 Forage Seeds Market, By Origin (Page No. - 66)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Organic
    9.3 Inorganic

10 Forage Seeds Market, By Form (Page No. - 70)
     10.1 Introduction
     10.2 Green
     10.3 Dry

11 Forage Seeds Market, By Region (Page No. - 73)
     11.1 Introduction
     11.2 North America
             11.2.1 U.S.
             11.2.2 Canada
             11.2.3 Mexico
     11.3 Europe
             11.3.1 Spain
             11.3.2 U.K
             11.3.3 Italy
             11.3.4 France
             11.3.5 Germany
             11.3.6 Rest of Europe
     11.4 Asia-Pacific
             11.4.1 China
             11.4.2 Japan
             11.4.3 India
             11.4.4 Australia
             11.4.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific
     11.5 Rest of the World
             11.5.1 Brazil
             11.5.2 South Africa
             11.5.3 Rest of RoW

12 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 98)
     12.1 Overview
     12.2 Market Ranking Analysis
     12.3 Competitive Situation & Trends
             12.3.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations, and Mergers
             12.3.2 Expansions
             12.3.3 Mergers & Acquisitions
             12.3.4 New Product Launches

13 Company Profiles (Page No. - 104)
(Company at A Glance, Recent Financials, Products & Services, Strategies & Insights, & Recent Developments)*
     13.1 DOW Agrosciences LLC
     13.2 E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company
     13.3 Monsanto
     13.4 Land O’ Lakes, Inc.
     13.5 Advanta Seed Limited
     13.6 Brettyoung
     13.7 Barenbrug Holding B.V.
     13.8 Allied Seed LLC
     13.9 Ampac Seed Company
     13.10 Imperial Seed Ltd.

*Details on Company at A Glance, Recent Financials, Products & Services, Strategies & Insights, & Recent Developments Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.

14 Appendix (Page No. - 126)
     14.1 Insights of Industry Experts
     14.2 Discussion Guide
     14.3 Knowledge Store: Marketsandmarkets’ Subscription Portal
     14.4 Introducing RT: Real Time Market Intelligence
     14.5 Available Customizations
     14.6 Related Reports
     14.7 Author Details


List of Tables (64 Tables)

Table 1 List of Import/Export Values for Selected Forage Products
Table 2 Forage Seeds Market Size, By Type, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 3 Alfalfa: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 4 Clover: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 5 Ryegrass: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 6 Chicory: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 7 Others: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Region, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 8 Forage Seeds Market Size, By Livestock, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 9 Poultry: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 10 Cattle: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 11 Swine: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 12 Others: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 13 Forage Seeds Market Size, By Species, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 14 Legumes: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 15 Grasses: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Region, 2014-2022 (USD Million)
Table 16 Others: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Region, 20142022 (USD Million)
Table 17 Forage Seeds Market Size, By Origin, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 18 Organic: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 19 Inorganic: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 20 Forage Seeds Market Size, By Form, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 21 Green: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 22 Dry: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 23 Forage Seeds Market Size, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 24 North America: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Country, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 25 North America: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Type, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 26 North America: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Species, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 27 North America: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Livestock, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 28 North America: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Form, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 29 U.S.: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Type, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 30 Canada: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Type, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 31 Mexico: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Type, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 32 Europe: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Country, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 33 Europe: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Type, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 34 Europe: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Species, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 35 Europe: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Livestock, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 36 Europe: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Form, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 37 Spain: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Type, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 38 U.K.: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Type, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 39 Italy: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Type, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 40 France: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Type, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 41 Germany: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Type, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 42 Rest of Europe: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Type, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 43 Asia-Pacific: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Country, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 44 Asia-Pacific: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Type, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 45 Asia-Pacific: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Species, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 46 Asia-Pacific: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Livestock, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 47 Asia-Pacific: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Form, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 48 China: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Type, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 49 Japan: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Type, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 50 India: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Type, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 51 Australia: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Type, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 52 Rest of Asia-Pacific: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Type, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 53 Rest of the World: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Country, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 54 Rest of the World: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Type, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 55 Rest of the World: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Species, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 56 Rest of the World: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Livestock, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 57 RoW: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Form, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 58 Brazil: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Type, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 59 South Africa: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Type, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 60 Rest of RoW: Forage Seeds Market Size, By Type, 2014–2022 (USD Million)
Table 61 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations, and Joint Ventures, 2011–2016
Table 62 Investments & Expansions, 2011–2016
Table 63 Acquisitions, 2011–2016
Table 64 New Product Launches


List of Figures (53 Figures)

Figure 1 Forage Seeds Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Research Flow: Forage Seeds Market
Figure 3 Research Design: Forage Seeds Market
Figure 4 Breakdown of Primary Interviews, By Company Type, Designation, and Region
Figure 5 Global Population, 1955–2050 (Billion)
Figure 6 Arable Land, 1950–2020 (Hectares/Person)
Figure 7 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 8 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach
Figure 9 Data Triangulation
Figure 10 Assumptions of the Study
Figure 11 Limitations of the Study
Figure 12 Alfalfa Segment to Dominate the Market, 2016–2022
Figure 13 Cattle to Account for the Largest Market, By Livestock, in 2016
Figure 14 Legumes Segment Expected to Dominate the Forage Seeds Market
Figure 15 Inorganic Forage Seeds to Lead the Market During the Period Under Consideration
Figure 16 North America Estimated to Lead the Forage Seeds Market in 2016
Figure 17 Asia-Pacific Region to Witness Highest Growth Rate By 2022
Figure 18 an Emerging Market With Promising Growth Potential, 2016 vs 2022
Figure 19 Japan to Be the Fastest-Growing Market for Forage Seed From 2016 to 2022
Figure 20 India Emerging to Be One of the Most Attractive Markets for Forage Seeds During the Forecast Period
Figure 21 North America Accounted for the Largest Share in Both Categories in 2016
Figure 22 Asia-Pacific Market is Experiencing High Growth
Figure 23 Forage Seeds Market, By Species
Figure 24 Forage Seeds Market, By Livestock
Figure 25 Forage Seeds Market, By Type
Figure 26 Forage Seeds Market, By Form
Figure 27 Forage Seeds Market, By Origin
Figure 28 Forage Seeds: Market Dynamics
Figure 29 Global Livestock Production
Figure 30 Value Chain Analysis of Forage Seeds (2015): A Major Contribution From the R&D Phase
Figure 31 Supply Chain Analysis for the Forage Seeds Market
Figure 32 Seed-Price Relationships
Figure 33 Ryegrass Segment Projected to Be the Fastest-Growing Type of Forage Seed
Figure 34 Forage Seeds Market Size, By Livestock, 2016 vs 2022
Figure 35 Grasses Segment Projected to Be the Fastest-Growing Species of Forage Seeds
Figure 36 Organic Segment is Projected to Grow at the Highest Rate
Figure 37 Forage Seeds Market Size, By Form, 2016 vs 2022 (USD Million)
Figure 38 Japan is Projected to Grow at the Highest Rate During the Forecast Period
Figure 39 North America Market Snapshot
Figure 40 Asia Pacifc Market Snapshot
Figure 41 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations, and Joint Ventures Were Preferred By Companies in the Forage Seeds Market in the Last Five Years
Figure 42 Strengthening Market Presence Through Agreements, Partnership, Collaborations, and Joint Ventures, Between 2011 to 2016
Figure 43 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations, and Joint Ventures: the Key Strategy Adopted By the Companies, 2011–2016
Figure 44 DOW Agrosciences LLC: Company Snapshot
Figure 45 DOW Agrosciences: SWOT Analysis
Figure 46 E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company: Company Snapshot
Figure 47 E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company: SWOT Analysis
Figure 48 Monsanto: Company Snapshot
Figure 49 Monsanto: SWOT Analysis
Figure 50 Land O’ Lakes, Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 51 Land O’ Lakes, Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 52 Advanta Seed Limited: Company Snapshot
Figure 53 Barenburg Holding B.V: Company Snapshot

The forage seeds market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 9.81% from 2016, to reach USD 17.37 Billion by 2022. The increase in demand for animal feed and livestock production are resulting in market growth for forage seeds, globally. Forages provide protein, fiber, and energy to the livestock, which helps to save the costs incurred on protein and other supplements.

On the basis of type, the alfalfa segment accounted for the largest market in the forage seeds market in 2015. Alfalfa contains about 15% to 22% crude protein and high volume of 10 different vitamins. It is primarily used for feeding cattle, goats, horses, sheep, and dairy cows.

On the basis of livestock, the cattle segment accounted for the highest consumption of the forage seeds in 2015. The quality of milk and meat products depends on the quality of feed used for cattle. Forages are added to cattle feed by livestock producers to ensure optimum production and performance. They help to increase the milk quantity and improve the immune system of cattle and feed efficiency.

On the basis of species, the grasses segment is projected to grow at a higher growth rate in the global forage seeds market from 2016 to 2022. Forage grasses include natural grasses for grazing, pasture, and hay crops. Grasses help to maintain the balance of chemical compounds in the feed of ruminants.

The Asia-Pacific region is projected to be the fastest-growing market for forage seeds between 2016 and 2022. The Asia-Pacific market experiences the maximum consumption of forage seeds due to the rising demand for animal feed, shrinkage of grazing land, and increase in demand for dairy products. Key players focus on research & developments to develop innovative forage seeds that provide nutrients such proteins, vitamins to livestock through their feed.

Forage Seeds Market

Feed quality and quantity, overgrazing, border conflicts, drought, and lack of seed and planting materials remain major challenges for forage seed production in developing countries such as South Africa, Ethiopia, and Brazil.

Key players identified in the global forage seeds market include Dow AgroSciences LLC (U.S.), E.I du Pont de Nemours and Company (U.S.), Monsanto (U.S.), Land O’ Lakes (U.S.) and Advanta Seed Ltd. (India), which are among the key players of the forage seeds market as these are well-established and financially stable players that have been operating in the industry for several years. Most key participants have been exploring new regions through expansions, investments, new product launches, and acquisitions across the globe to avail a competitive advantage through combined synergies.

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