Potential Growth of Animal Simulation Models
The growth of the feed software market is closely tied to the extent of integration that happens between all the components of livestock management with recent technology. We already notice the vast number of products in the market such as feed formulation software, recipe management tools, grain and other raw-material trackers, information sharing tools and logistic support software. The importance of such tools is tremendous, but is limited by certain key questions such as: what happens if a livestock disease occurs or what fraction of feed does an animal takes in (feed intake potential). Questions such as these cannot be answered by formulation tools alone as they require more complex understanding of the animal. Simulation models are well suited to answer such mission-critical questions.
The opportunity lies in the fact that these models can give an accurate or highly probable picture of the end-result of an animal herd. Through the use of animal simulation models, a farmer could predict feed intake potential, how much energy is spent in various bodily functions, what fraction of food taken will result in livestock weight gain and how livestock would respond to certain feed ingredients and microbes or pathogens. Unpreparedness in such issues is bound to cause monetary loss otherwise.
Increased R&D spending on such models is critical in developing such tools at affordable prices. Apart from the direct amount a farmer has to put in to buy such software, the year-on-year software upgrades can also add a continuous monetary benefit. As seen in other industries these upgrades would be necessary to properly accommodate the rapidly growing knowledge about animals and feed additives.
Developing Regions: Low Awareness among Feed Producers
Adoption of advanced software solutions depends on various factors such as:
- The level of industrialization of the livestock sector: Type of farming, the extent of mechanization, etc.
- Access and knowledge of such software’s: level of technical proficiency, distributors, etc.
- Willingness to spend money on such tools: awareness about the advantages of such models, Knowledge about how subtle changes in diet and environment can alter the animal body composition and weight.
Large-scale commercial operations in such regions like poultry farms that are not part of agriculture lands, do use compound feed and feed additives and are ideal areas for the use of the software. However, the awareness among these producers is relatively lower, and even if present, is mostly limited to simple linear programs.
The other cause of concern is the availability of such software and technical proficiency required to use such tools. The input variables for many of the producers are the basic energy levels, i.e. input of feed and fodder levels, and vitamin levels. Such rudimentary inputs may not require the use of complex multi-criteria software packages.
The level of awareness, mainly in APAC, is gradually on the rise due to certain governmental campaigns at the grassroots level. The National Diary Development Board’s (NDDB) ration balancing program which operates through a local resource person (LRP) in India is one such example. Through this program, the board intends to educate cattle farmers in India about the benefits of adequate ration balancing through certain software tools.
All the same, low awareness and the resulting barriers, primarily in the major feed-producing countries of Asia Pacific, are currently an impediment to the expected growth of the global feed software market.
Key Developments in the Market:
- Feburary 2017: Two companies, New Planted Technologies and Zoetis, recently, announced a new software called, Aureomycin, to help veterinarians manage the increased paperwork from the Veterinary Feed Directive.
- December 2015: Cargill expands feed formulation expertise through the acquisition of Format International Ltd.
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1.1 Study Deliverables
1.2 General Study Assumptions
2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
2.2 Analysis Methodology
2.3 Study Assumptions
3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
4. MARKET OVERVIEW AND TECHNOLOGY TRENDS
4.1 Current Market Scenario
4.2 Technology Trends
4.3 Porter's Five Force Analysis
4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.3.2 Threat of Substitutes
4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.4 Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5. MARKET DYNAMICS
6. GLOBAL FEED SOFTWARE MARKET SEGMENTATION, BY GEOGRAPHY
6.1 North America
6.1.1 United States
6.1.4 Rest of the North America
6.2.2 United Kingdom
6.2.6 Rest of the Europe
6.3.4 Rest of the Asia-Pacific
6.4 South America
6.4.3 Rest of the South America
6.5 Middle East & Africa
6.5.1 Saudi Arabia
6.5.2 South Africa
6.5.3 Rest of the Middle East & Africa
7. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
7.2 Market Share Analysis
8. COMPANY PROFILES
8.1 Adpen Laboratories Inc.
8.2 R J Hill Laboratories Ltd
8.3 Eurofins Scientific
8.4 Genon Laboratories Ltd.
8.5 Bruker Biosciences Corporation.
8.6 Intertek Group Plc
8.7 RL Food Testing Laboratories
8.8 Genetic ID NA Inc.
8.9 SGS SA
8.10 SDK Laboratories
- Adpen Laboratories Inc.
- R J Hill Laboratories Ltd
- Eurofins Scientific
- Genon Laboratories Ltd.
- Bruker Biosciences Corporation.
- Intertek Group Plc
- RL Food Testing Laboratories
- Genetic ID NA Inc.
- SGS SA
- SDK Laboratories