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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Animal Slaughtering & Processing

Overview: the U.S. Animal Slaughtering & Processing Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Animal Slaughtering & Processing: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

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Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Animal Slaughtering & Processing company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Animal Slaughtering & Processing industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Animal Slaughtering & Processing measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 2%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers0%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5%
Production Occupations 67%
Food Processing Workers 47%
Butchers and Other Meat, Poultry, and Fish Processing Workers 40%
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 21%
Slaughterers and Meat Packers 17%
Miscellaneous Food Processing Workers 7%
Other Production Occupations 15%
Miscellaneous Production Workers 6%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 16%
Material Moving Workers 14%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 12%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Animal Slaughtering & Processing Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

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Innovation News

  • Jennie-O Turkey Store trademarks "NATURAL CHOICE" - packaged combinations consisting primarily of meat and cheese with crackers - 03/03/2018
  • Hormel Foods trademarks "BE SMOOTH LIKE SKIPPY" - peanut butter - 02/23/2018
  • Greater Omaha Packing trademarks "GREATER OMAHA" - Subprimal cuts of beef requiring further butchering to become sized for individual portions, for resale by unrelated entities - 02/23/2018
  • Sugar Creek Packing patents System And Method For Cooking Pieces Of Protein - 06/08/2017
  • PRE Brands raises $2 million in funding. - 02/27/2017
  • Jbs Usa Food patents System And Method For Analyzing And Processing Food Product - 11/24/2016
  • Darling Ingredients patents Lipid Extraction - 04/28/2016
  • Clemens Family raises $65 million in funding. - 08/28/2015
  • Darling Ingredients raises $100 million in funding. - 11/15/2010

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Hormel Foods660
    National Beef Packing73
    West Liberty Foods19
    Jbs Usa Food
    Cargill Meat Solutions

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • Rapper Post Malone joins Zak Bagans on Ghost Adventures as they lockdown at the Slaughter House - Zak explains that the building was previously used to kill and process millions of animals and says that blood was flowing ... The big question is what could still be lingering at the Slaughter House? To answer this question Zak and Post Malone decide ... (01/13/2018)
    • Pig Slaughter and Butchering a Pig on the Farm - we saved more than half of what it would cost to have the animals processed off the farm. There are other reasons to slaughter on-site. For others we know, not having access to a reputable butcher facility makes on-farm pig processing a necessity. (01/13/2018)
    • Plans for cooperative to process, market local livestock in the works - ... that Bedell and other local livestock growers have — a shortage of USDA-inspected facilities to process their animals ready for slaughter. Bedell, who has raised grass-fed beef for 12 years, raises her livestock in Fruita, Olathe, De Beque and Loma. (01/07/2018)
    • Mobile abattoirs kinder for animals, say farmers - Farmers have called for new rules to let them kill sheep and cows on their farms to spare animals the ordeal of travelling hundreds of miles to slaughter. The number of abattoirs that process red meat has fallen from almost 1,900 in 1971 to 251 last year ... (01/05/2018)
    • Donkey slaughter is a high price for healing in China - Njeru, 44, a market porter who depends on his animals to ferry goods around ... Goldox Donkey Slaughterhouse in Baringo County — the largest of Kenya’s abattoirs, claiming to process some 450 donkeys a day — also attempts to spread good will by ... (01/05/2018)
    • China: Bizarre Health Remedy Requiring Donkey Skin Is Leading to Millions of Grotesque Animal Deaths - Slaughterhouse owners say that they are providing income to people who want to sell their unwanted animals, but veterinarians insist that the collection and processing of these animals represent an animal welfare nightmare, according to the report. (01/03/2018)
    • Report Highlights Fears Among Workers In The Meat Processing Industry - The report reviewed the government’s efforts – specifically the Department of Labor’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) – to protect the health and safety of workers in the nation’s animal slaughtering and processing industry ... (01/02/2018)
    • At Slaughter - It is a process that takes place far from public view, and one that few know very much about. In the past, revelations about cruelty to animals during the slaughtering process resulted in actions by Congress to improve enforcement of the federal law ... (12/31/2017)
    • Town of Londonderry claims resident's animal slaughtering has become a 'public nuisance' - The petition outlines the town’s dealings with Otero-Rivera over the years, including a notice of violation issued in 2011 related to the slaughtering and meat processing of animals on his property. Other complaints have involved the animals running ... (12/21/2017)
    • Djarot allows Idul Adha animal slaughtering at schools - Djarot said on Monday that he would allow residents to slaughter the animals around the school areas under the condition that good waste processing was implemented. “Why not? If they have good waste processing, they can slaughter the animals at schools ... (08/21/2017)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $746,167,701 on Animal Slaughtering & Processing. It has awarded 1,587 contracts to 213 companies, with an average value of $3,503,135 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

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