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South America Forage Seed Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 - 2023)

  • ID: 4771742
  • Report
  • Region: South America
  • 108 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence
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  • Advanta
  • AGRIA Corporation
  • Barenbrug Seeds
  • Brettyoung
  • DLF International Seeds
  • DowDuPont
  • MORE
Market Overview

The South American forage seed market is projected to register a CAGR of 8.8% over the forecast period (2019-2024). Among South American countries, Brazil held the top-most position in terms of the market value, in 2017, with a market share of 61.6%, in the South American market. Uruguay is also emerging as a potent market for forage seeds. In terms of livestock production, the country is having a great opportunity, which is expected to drive the forage seed sector in the country, as well as in South America, in the future. Increased demand for milk, meat, and healthy feed for cattle from the livestock sector is mainly driving the South American forage seed market.

Scope of the Report

Forages are plants or parts of plants eaten by herbivorous animals. The report covers the forage seed market in South America, along with an analysis of different types of forage crops and their prospects in different geographical regions within South America. The factors affecting the market, either positively or negatively, and competitiveness among the global leaders are also included in the report.

Key Market Trends

Increased Demand for Dairy Products

South America has a relatively low per capita consumption of milk and dairy products. After 2015, the demographic and unprecedented economic recovery boosted the demand for dairy products in the region. The milk production costs in most South American countries are the lowest in the world, which makes the region attractive for sourcing milk in the future. Immense penetration of international dairy companies, like Nestle and Fonterra, is increasing the demand for milk and dairy products. Milk production in South America decreased by 7% in 2016, as compared to 2014. However, owing to the aforementioned factors, the South American dairy market is expected to increase by 25%, by 2023, which may drive the forage market. This, in turn, may have an impact on the demand for forage crops and its seeds.

Increased Usage of Cereals

Brazil is the biggest country in South America, which grows cereal forage crops, like rye, oats, triticale, and wheat. Wheat forage consumption has increased in South America in the last two years (2015-2017). In the rice forage seed, the farmers are shifting toward improved and hybrid seeds, rather than using saved seeds. Sorghum grain and forage had a good expansion in South America in the last two years. Maize is also one of the important cereal forages and Brazil is the third-largest producer of maize seed, which, when dried, are used as a forage. Major companies leading the South American market for cereal forage are Hancock Farm & Seed Co., Golden Acre Seeds, Northstar Seed Ltd, and Brett Young.

Competitive Landscape

The South American forage seed market is fragmented. The top players constituted around 34.3% share of the market, while the other companies constituted 65.7% of the market share, based on the overall market revenue, in 2017. Major acquisitions are taking place between companies, to expand the forage seed business. One such acquisition has been witnessed between DairyLand Seeds and Dow AgroSciences. The players in the market are investing heavily in this market, in order to develop new products.
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  • Advanta
  • AGRIA Corporation
  • Barenbrug Seeds
  • Brettyoung
  • DLF International Seeds
  • DowDuPont
  • MORE
1.1 Study Deliverables
1.2 Study Assumptions
1.3 Scope of the Study



4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.3 Market Restraints
4.4 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.4.3 Threat of Substitute Products
4.4.4 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.5 Competitive Rivalry

5.1 By Crop Type
5.1.1 Cereals
5.1.2 Legumes
5.1.3 Grasses
5.2 By Product Type
5.2.1 Stored Forage Silage Hay
5.2.2 Fresh Forage
5.3 By Animal Type
5.3.1 Ruminant
5.3.2 Swine
5.3.3 Poultry
5.3.4 Other Animal Types
5.4 By Geography
5.4.1 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America

6.1 Vendor Market Share
6.2 Mergers and Acquisitions
6.3 Company Profiles
6.3.1 AGRIA Corporation
6.3.2 Brettyoung
6.3.3 OSCAR Peman Seeds
6.3.4 Deutsche Saatveredelung AG (DSV)
6.3.5 Northstar Ltd
6.3.6 Hancock Farm & Seeds Co.
6.3.7 Advanta
6.3.8 DowDuPont
6.3.9 DLF International Seeds
6.3.10 Barenbrug Seeds
6.3.11 Upper Murray Seeds

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  • AGRIA Corporation
  • Brettyoung
  • OSCAR Peman Seeds
  • Deutsche Saatveredelung AG (DSV)
  • Northstar Ltd
  • Hancock Farm & Seeds Co.
  • Advanta
  • DowDuPont
  • DLF International Seeds
  • Barenbrug Seeds
  • Upper Murray Seeds
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