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Russia Forage Seed Market - Size, Share, COVID-19 Impact & Forecasts up to 2028

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  • 149 Pages
  • January 2023
  • Region: Russia
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5717135
The Russia Forage Seed Market is projected to register a CAGR of 4.87%

Key Highlights

  • Largest Segment by Crop - Alfalfa: Alfalfa is one of the major forages having high demand in the region by dairy farmers for animal feed due to its high nutritional value, short duration, and high palatability.
  • Largest Segment by Breeding Technology - Hybrids: The large share of hybrids is associated with the increasing area under hybrids, high palatability, comparatively higher seed replacement rate, and disease resistance.
  • Fastest-growing Segment by Crop - Forage Corn: The increasing demand for forage corn is due to the development of dual-purpose varieties, preference for corn silage, and availability of high nutritious varieties.
  • Fastest-growing Segment by Breeding Technology - Hybrids: Increasing demand for hybrids due to the characteristics such as multi-cut trait, high vigor, resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses, high yielding, and quality silage.

Key Market Trends

Hybrids is the largest segment by Breeding Technology.

  • In 2021, non-transgenic hybrids accounted for 82% of the total forage seed market in Russia. The value of non-transgenic seeds increased by 5% in 2021 due to the increasing area under forage and rising demand for feed from the livestock industry.
  • Hybrid forage seeds held a share of 82% of the Russian forage seed market in 2021. The hybrids are largely developed in forage corn (95.1%), alfalfa (84.1%), and forage sorghum (45.2%). Hence, hybrid seed sales for forage crops may increase during the forecast period.
  • The favorable government initiatives to increase the production of forage are expected to fuel the growth of the non-transgenic hybrid seed market. In 2019, the Russian Research Institute of Feed undertook a project to increase the volume and quality of feed by expanding feed production to the vast territory of Russia. Hence, such government policies may increase the sales of forage seeds during the forecast period.
  • The area under forages cultivated with open-pollinated varieties was 282,251 ha in 2021, which decreased by 3% from 2016 to 2021. The reduction in the area was primarily due to the commercialization of hybrid seeds in the country and the export demand for forages from other countries, thus resulting in the adoption of hybrids for cultivating forage crops.
  • However, commercial cultivation is done by hybrid varieties that require lesser inputs and more productivity through improved varieties, which may boost the growth of forage seeds in Russia at a CAGR of 5% during the forecast period.

Competitive Landscape

The Russia Forage Seed Market is moderately consolidated, with the top five companies occupying 48.88%. The major players in this market are DLF, Groupe Limagrain, InVivo, KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA and Royal Barenbrug Group (sorted alphabetically).

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Table of Contents



3.1 Study Assumptions & Market Definition
3.2 Scope of the Study​
3.3 Research Methodology

4.1 Area Under Cultivation
4.2 Most Popular Traits
4.3 Regulatory Framework
4.4 Value Chain & Distribution Channel Analysis

5.1 Breeding Technology
5.1.1 Hybrids Non-Transgenic Hybrids
5.1.2 Open Pollinated Varieties & Hybrid Derivatives
5.2 Crop
5.2.1 Alfalfa
5.2.2 Forage Corn
5.2.3 Forage Sorghum
5.2.4 Other Forage Crops

6.1 Key Strategic Moves
6.2 Market Share Analysis
6.3 Company Landscape
6.4 Company Profiles
6.4.1 Advanta Seeds - UPL
6.4.2 Ampac Seed Company
6.4.3 DLF
6.4.4 Euralis Semences
6.4.5 Groupe Limagrain
6.4.6 InVivo
6.4.7 KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA
6.4.8 Pennington Seed, Inc.
6.4.9 RAGT Semences
6.4.10 Royal Barenbrug Group


8.1 Global Overview
8.1.1 Overview
8.1.2 Porter’s Five Forces Framework
8.1.3 Global Value Chain Analysis
8.1.4 Global Market Size and DROs
8.2 Sources & References
8.3 List of Tables & Figures
8.4 Primary Insights
8.5 Data Pack
8.6 Glossary of Terms

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Advanta Seeds - UPL
  • Ampac Seed Company
  • DLF
  • Euralis Semences
  • Groupe Limagrain
  • InVivo
  • KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA
  • Pennington Seed, Inc.
  • RAGT Semences
  • Royal Barenbrug Group