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The India forage seed market has estimated to be XX billion US$ in 2014 and expected to reach XX billion US$ by 2020 at a high CAGR of 10% during the forecasted period 2015-2020. Forage seeds are used by the farmers to grow forage crops such as Alfalfa, Clover, sorghum, Berseem which are utilized by the grazing livestock as a feed. Sorghum and Berseem occupied the major area of about 54% of the total cultivated fodder crops. 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. India has the established forage seed production programs and over 200 companies indulged in the forage seed business. India exports to world in the forage seed supply is valued to be US$ 2.9 million in year 2013. The tremendous increase in demand for dairy and meat products, increase in high capita income and vast increase in population has highly influenced the demand of forage seed in the market.

Forage seeds are used by the dairy farmers and forage farmers for the high yield of crops. Increased in demand for dairy products in the region has dominate the utilization of forage seed for the dairy farmers. These seeds are produced particular to the species and variety of crops to be grown and are climatic dependent. Most of the forage seed market in the region are uncertified and consists of small livestock farmers. Forage seed market in the region are highly concentrated on the hybrid seed production. The market is dominated by the informal trade sector, public sector and NGO’s. About 5% of the market is taken by the private sector in the region.

The major drivers for the market are steady increase in population, emerging per capita income, increased demand for dairy and animal products, low productivity of cattle, increased in breed cattle demand for feed, government subsidies and the shrinkage of land for the grazing animals. 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. Cattle and buffalo market covers the major share followed by goat and sheep livestock.

Increased government support and subsidies has created an opportunity for the market. The unavailability of high quality fodder and the demand and supply are 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 Indian 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

India Forage Seed Market - By Product Type, Application and Geography - Market Shares, Forecasts And Trends (2015 — 2020)
1. Key findings of the study

2. Market Overview

2.1 Introduction

2.1.1 Global Forage seed market

2.1.2 Methods used for forage seed production

2.2 Market Dynamics

2.3 Drivers

2.3.1 Increased demand of dairy products

2.3.2 Change in consumption of animal product

2.3.3 Low productivity of cattle

2.3.4 Increased Urbanization

2.3.5 Shrinkage of land for grazzing animals

2.3.6 Abrupt increase in population

2.3.7 Government policies

2.3.8 Increased growth of cross breed animals

2.4 Restraints

2.4.1 Unpredictability of seed cycle

2.4.2 Climatic condition

2.4.3 Time incentive returns

2.4.4 Requires large investment

2.4.5 Unwillingness of farmer to pay for high quality forage seeds

2.5 Opportunities

2.5.1 Increase in production of cross breed livestock

2.5.2 Increase in demand of weed free forage seed

2.6 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

2.6.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

2.6.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

2.6.3 Threat of New Entrants

2.6.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

2.6.5 Degree of Competition

3. Market Segmentation

3.1 Crop type

3.1.1 Cereals

3.1.2 Legumes

3.1.3 Grasses

3.2 Product type

3.2.1 Stored Forage Silage Hay

3.2.2 Fresh Forage

3.3 Cattle Type

3.3.1 Cross Breed

3.3.2 Indigenous

3.3.3 Buffalos

3.4 Competitive Landscape

3.4.1 Mergers and Acquisitions

3.4.2 Joint Ventures

3.4.3 New Product Launches

3.4.4 Most active companies in the past five years

3.4.5 Market Share Analysis

3.5 Company Profiles

3.5.1 Dynamic seeds Ltd.

3.5.2 Brett Young

3.5.3 Golden Acre seeds

3.5.4 Moore seed Processors

3.5.5 Pickseed Canada Ltd.

3.5.6 Foster's Seed and Feed

3.5.7 Alied Seed

3.5.8 Northstar Seed Ltd.

3.5.9 Hancock Farm and Seed Co.,

3.5.10 Advanta Seed International

3.5.11 Dairyland Seeds

3.5.12 DLF International Seeds

3.5.13 Barenburg Seeds, USA

3.5.14 Blue River Hybrids Organic Seeds

3.5.15 Ampac Seed Company

3.5.16 Brett Young seed Company

3.6 Appendix

3.6.1 Disclaimer

3.6.2 Sources

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