Growing Popularity of Animal Sports
Popular forms of animal sport and entertainment are racing, fighting, hunting, and animal shows. Racing is the most popular form of animal-related sport across the world, in particular horse racing and dogsled racing. Horse racing is of great economic interest as a major part of the sport relies on the gambling associated with it, in 2008 the gambling from horse races generated a worldwide market worth of around USD138 billion. The various forms of horse racing include flat racing, jump racing, harness racing, and endurance racing. Various types of breeds are used for the various kinds of races. The most common types of breeds used in horse racing include Thoroughbred, Arabian horse, and Quarter Horse. Each of these breeds require a different nutritional requirement. While the common base of the feed used for all types of race horses is forages such as legumes and grasses, secondary concentrates such as grains, pellets, and supplements vary. Moreover, race horses require higher concentrations of quality protein and minerals to provide energy expended during rigorous activity and sport. For this reason specialized game feed for Equine sport has the highest market share.
Another popular form of racing is dogsled racing which dates back to the 19th century in US, and a popular form of racing in the colder regions of North America. Unlike dog feed used for sedentary household dogs, sled race dogs have specialized nutritional needs. The higher activity by these dogs requires that the feed have higher protein to provide essential amino acids, such as valine, histidine, tryptophan, and methionine, for muscle condition, tissue repair, and hormone synthesis. These dogs also expend more calories, as a result they require more fats and carbohydrates then household pet dogs. Dogs are also the main animal species used for hunting and animal shows, while hunting dogs have similar nutritional requirement to that of sled race dogs, show dogs have their main appeal in the appearance and consequently the main focus is on the fur of the animal. Dog feed used for dog shows contain high level of protein and amino acid to maintain a top quality coat.
In many South Asian countries, such as India and the Philippines, cockfights is firmly ingrained in the culture. Moreover, bullfighting is legal as a traditional spectacle in Spain, Portugal, parts of southern France and some Latin American countries (Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela and Peru). Game feed for fighting sports such as cockfighting and bullfighting therefore sees market potential despite banning of animal fighting in many countries.
Increased Concern of Animal Rights and Protection
The practice of using animals for entertainment is a long standing tradition in many cultures. Animal sport and entertainment are racing, fighting, hunting, and animal shows. However, the increased anthropomorphization of animals has created awareness among the people across the world to treat animals with more care and concern. Other than well-known animal rights organizations a PETA and the Humane Society. In recent years there have been organizations which specifically work to bring awareness in use of animals for sport and entertainment.
Limitations on animal sport have been enacted in much of the world. Certain animal sports, such as bullfighting and cockfighting remain legal under varying degrees of control in certain parts of the world. Moreover, many organizations such as PETA are fighting to ban horseracing and animal entertainment shows such as dog shows. This negatively impacts the market growth for game feed, which completely relies on the continuation of these sports.
- November 2017: Purina Animal Nutrition replacing one of its St. Joseph facilities with an updated 170,000-square-foot animal feed manufacturing plant.
- August 2017: Cargill Inc. plans to buy Southern States Cooperative Inc.’s animal feed business, a move that expands its presence in the southern and eastern US.
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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 GAME FEED MARKET SEGMENTATION, BY TYPE
6.4 Energy Ingredients
7. GLOBAL GAME FEED MARKET SEGMENTATION, BY ANIMAL TYPE
8. GLOBAL GAME FEED MARKET SEGMENTATION, BY GEOGRAPHY
8.1 North America
8.1.1 United States
8.1.4 Rest of the North America
8.2.2 United Kingdom
8.2.6 Rest of the Europe
8.3.4 Rest of the Asia-Pacific
8.4 South America
8.4.3 Rest of the South America
8.5 Middle East & Africa
8.5.1 Saudi Arabia
8.5.2 South Africa
8.5.3 Rest of the Middle East & Africa
9. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
9.2 Market Share Analysis
10. COMPANY PROFILES
10.2 ForFarmers - website not opening
10.4 WES Enterprises
10.6 ALZU Feeds
10.7 Purina Mills
10.9 Sportsman Game feeds
10.10 AC Nutrition Services