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The Germany 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. Germany is the second largest producer of forage seed in Europe after France. Forage seed are the germinated seed to cultivate the forage crops such as Alfalfa, Timothy, chicory, Ryegrass which is edible plant parts to be utilized by the grazing livestock as a feed. Over 80% of Germany’s land is used for agriculture and forestry. Forage seed production area in Germany is about 25 550 Ha and is the main producer of grass seed after Denmark, having the market share of 14%. Rye grass and fescue dominate the forage production with 106895 Ha of grass land. Advancement in biotechnology has tremendously increased the demand for forage seed as these are more productive and consist of high potential. Growing livestock demand is strengthening the forage feed market.

Forage seeds are commercially grown according to the kind and variety crop type such as legumes, cereals and grasses for the specific usage by the miller, dairy livestock farmer and forage grower farmer. Grass forage seeds are high in demand due to the increase in livestock feed demand in the country. Alfalfa forage seeds has covered the largest market share in the forage seed market by value.

The tremendous 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 in area for forage seed production, increased demand for organic food and feed products, 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 European seed association law which regulates the forage seed market is always been a restrain for the 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 on the basis of crop type, product type and animal type. The market segmentation on the type of crop production are categorised into as cereal crops, legumes or grasses for grazing animals. Sorghum and millets consists of high demand in the crop segment. 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 covers the major market share followed by cattle and pork.

Increased demand of high potential and organically produced seeds are creating new opportunity for the market. The high investment in the production of forage seed and its high cost is still a big challenge 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 Germany 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

Germany 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 Increase in forage seed production areas

4.3.2 Increased demand of dairy products

4.3.3 Increased demand for animal product

4.3.4 Consumer preferance for organic food and feed product

4.3.5 Shrinkage of open land for grazing animal

4.3.6 Abrupt increase in population

4.3.7 Increased specialized feed requirement due to introduction of high yielding cattle

4.4 Restraints

4.4.1 Government policies for cross breed seeds

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

5.2.1.1 Silage

5.2.1.2 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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