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The Australia 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. Forage seeds are used by the farmers to grow forage crops such as Alfalfa, Clover, Birdsfoot Trefoll, Bentgrass which are utilized by the grazing livestock as a feed. Forage plants are first breed by the forage breeder to obtain forage seeds which is then supplied to the seed grower and conditioner for further processing and conditioning to get the purified seed with high potential. The total export of animal products in Australia valued for US$2500 million in the previous year which shows a huge demand for animal feed and the need for forage seed in the market. Cross breeding of animal for high productivity and demand for high quality forage seed has strengthen the current market.

Forage seeds are used by the 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. Generally these seeds are utilized for the beef feed production that are in high demand and to later extent for dairy animals. Australian forage seed production market mainly consists of Alfalfa and clover seeds.

Growth in consumption and export of animal products has increased the demand for the livestock feed which is boosting the forage seed market. The major drivers for the market are increased demand for dairy and animal products, increased consumer preference for organic food and feed products, increased in breed cattle demand for feed, growth in population and the shrinkage of land for the grazing animals. GMO crops are not allowed in southern Australia which is creating a big hurdle for the market. Unpredictability of seed cycle, Soil condition, Climatic change, periodic drought characteristic of the region 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.

Forage market are distributed in different segment on the crop type, product type and animal type. The market segmented on the type of crop production for the miller such as 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. The market segmentation through cattle type includes cross breed cattle, indigenous cattle and buffalos. The poultry livestock utilizes high quality forage seeds and beef covers the major market share among other livestock.

Increased export of animal product are steadily creating good opportunities for the forage seed market in Australia. The geographical condition and the tropical climate has limited the production of forage seed which is a major challenge for the market growth. 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 are involved 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 Australia 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

Table Of Contents

Australia Forage Seed Market - By Product Type, Application and Geography - Market Shares, Forecasts And Trends (2015 — 2020)
1. Introduction

1.1 Key Deliverables of the study

1.2 Study Assumptions

1.3 Market Definitions

2. Research Approach and Methodology

2.1 Introduction

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 and Econometric Modelling

2.4.4 Expert Validation

3. Key findings of the study

4. Market Overview

4.1 Introduction

4.1.1 Global Forage seed market

4.1.2 Methods used for forage seed production

4.2 Market Dynamics

4.3 Drivers

4.3.1 Increased demand of dairy products

4.3.2 Increased demand for animal product

4.3.3 Consumer preferance 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 Restraints

4.4.1 Regulatory barrier of GMO crops

4.4.2 Unpredictability of seed cycle

4.4.3 Climatic condition

4.4.4 Time incentive returns

4.4.5 Requires large investment

4.4.6 Unwillingness of farmer to pay for high quality forage seeds

4.5 Opportunities

4.5.1 Increase in production of cross breed livestock

4.5.2 Increase in demand of 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 Crop type

5.1.1 Cereals

5.1.2 Legumes

5.1.3 Grasses

5.2 Product type

5.2.1 Stored Forage Silage Hay

5.2.2 Fresh Forage

5.3 Cattle Type

5.3.1 Cross Breed

5.3.2 Indigenous

5.3.3 Buffalos

5.4 Competitive Landscape

5.4.1 Mergers and Acquisitions

5.4.2 Joint Ventures

5.4.3 New Product Launches

5.4.4 Most active companies in the past five years

5.4.5 Market Share Analysis

5.5 Company Profiles

5.5.1 Dynamic seeds Ltd.

5.5.2 Brett Young

5.5.3 Golden Acre seeds

5.5.4 Moore seed Processors

5.5.5 Pickseed Canada Ltd.

5.5.6 Foster's Seed and Feed

5.5.7 Alied Seed

5.5.8 Northstar Seed Ltd.

5.5.9 Hancock Farm and Seed Co.,

5.5.10 Advanta Seed International

5.5.11 Dairyland Seeds

5.5.12 DLF International Seeds

5.5.13 Barenburg Seeds, USA

5.5.14 Blue River Hybrids Organic Seeds

5.5.15 Ampac Seed Company

5.5.16 Brett Young seed Company

5.6 Appendix

5.6.1 Disclaimer

5.6.2 Sources

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