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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Animal Slaughtering

Overview: the U.S. Animal Slaughtering 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: 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

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Animal Slaughtering industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product Description Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Animal (Except Poultry) Slaughtering

Beef, Not Canned Or Made Into Sausage, Made In Slaughtering Plants

Pork, Not Canned Or Made Into Sausage, Made In Slaughtering Plants

Pork, Processed Or Cured, Not Canned Or Made Into Sausage, Made In Slaughtering Plants

Sausage And Similar Products, Excluding Canned, Made In Slaughtering Plants

Hides, Skins, And Pelts, Made In Slaughtering Plants

Miscellaneous By-Products Of Slaughtering Plants

Meat Processed From Carcasses

Pork, Processed Or Cured, Not Canned Or Made Into Sausage, Made From Purchased Carcasses

Rendering And Meat By-Product Processing

Lard, Inedible Tallow, And Other Greases, Excluding Wool Grease

Animal And Marine Feed And Fertilizer By-Products (Including Foots)

Total Miscellaneous Receipts

Resales - Sales Of Products Bought And Sold Without Further Manufacture, Processing, Or Assembly

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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Animal Slaughtering Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Animal Slaughtering companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

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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 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 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 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 Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Seaboard Foods trademarks "67TH ST BBQ PREMIUM MEATS" - meat and pork - 02/09/2018

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Seaboard Foods

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

    Latest Industry News

    • When is it too cold to ship farm animals to slaughter? Apparently never! - TORONTO: Environment Canada has issued "extreme weather alerts" in recent days for much of Canada as temperatures plummeted. Yet according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) Cold Weather Notice: Humane Transport and Animal Welfare, there is no ... (01/10/2018)
    • Horses provide therapy for humans, while farm rescues the animals from slaughter - Devon’s Legend and Alicia Mahar bonded when he tried to comfort her while she was mourning the death of a friend. In exchange, she rescued him from slaughter. Now, the buckskin’s giving back by working with at-risk youth at Mahar’s Circle A Home for ... (01/10/2018)
    • 8 Business Leaders Who Are Investing to Close Slaughterhouses for Good - From Silicon Valley tech moguls to business executives and entrepreneurs, these people know that the future of food means not slaughtering animals. The Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist known for fighting world hunger has made major investments in ... (01/09/2018)
    • More wallabies found dead at Trinity Beach as animal slaughter continues - POLICE are calling for any witnesses to the killing of wallabies at Trinity Beach, with more of the marsupials found dead at the suburb’s sporting fields. The bodies of six agile wallabies were located at Trinity Beach Sporting Complex on Monday morning ... (01/09/2018)
    • Determined, Radical and Highly Problematic, DxE Is Changing Animal-Rights Activism - Along with rescuing farm animals that members believe to be in danger, DxE stages protests at slaughterhouses, family farms, large sporting events and even vegetarian and vegan restaurants to try to get its message across the Front Range. DxE’s tactics ... (01/09/2018)
    • More Nations Are Banning Ritual Slaughter. Should Religious Tradition Be Honored Over Animal Rights? - Kosher butchers must have a steady hand. Their ritual slaughter, shechita, must result in one precise cut severing carotid arteries, jugular veins, vagus nerves, trachea, and esophagus; it has to be above the epiglottis but cannot breach the cilia. (01/08/2018)
    • PETA seeks Rajinikanth’s help to prevent mass goat slaughter - It is illegal to slaughter animals anywhere other than a licensed slaughterhouse under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Slaughter House) Rules, 2001,” the statement added. It further said that a temple is where people worship and thank God for life ... (01/06/2018)
    • PETA seeks Rajinikanth’s intervention in mass goat slaughter planned by his fans - ... animal rights organization PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has requested the intervention of Superstar Rajinikanth to restrain his fans from slaughtering goats in a bid to celebrate their idol’s political entry. “We congratulate ... (01/06/2018)
    • New Slaughtering Rules Pit Dutch Religious Freedoms Against Animal Rights - AMSTERDAM — For 60 years, the Sal Meyer deli in Amsterdam has been serving kosher foods like its signature pekelvlees, a fatty corned beef steeped in meat juices and served with a bun. The deli is one of the few kosher restaurants left in Amsterdam, a ... (01/04/2018)
    • Halal and kosher meat could be labelled by method of slaughter after Brexit in row over animal cruelty - Halal and kosher meat could be labelled to include the method of slaughter post-Brexit amid an ongoing row over animal cruelty. Under Islamic and Jewish laws, animals such as cows, sheep and chicken are not stunned before death to ensure the meat is halal ... (01/02/2018)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $370,895,034 on Animal Slaughtering. It has awarded 524 contracts to 70 companies, with an average value of $5,298,500 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Segments classified within this market research report

    This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
    Hams (except poultry) produced in slaughtering plants, Boxed meats produced in slaughtering plants, Inedible products (e.g., hides, skins, pulled wool, wool grease) produced in slaughtering plants, Pork carcasses, half carcasses, and primal and sub-primal cuts produced in slaughtering plants, Custom slaughtering, Tallow produced in a slaughtering plant, Horsemeat produced in slaughtering plants, Slaughtering, custom, Variety meats, edible organs, made in slaughtering plants, Boxed beef produced in slaughtering plants, Canned meats (except poultry) produced in slaughtering plants, Luncheon meat (except poultry) produced in slaughtering plants, Meat canning (except poultry) produced in slaughtering plants, Cured hides and skins produced in slaughtering plants, Fats, animal (except poultry, small game), produced in slaughtering plants, Beef carcasses, primal and sub-primal cuts, Lamb carcasses, Veal carcasses, Hides and skins produced in slaughtering plants, Bacon, slab and sliced, Beef produced in slaughtering plants, Meats fresh, chilled or frozen (except poultry and small game), Lard produced in slaughtering plants, Sausage casings, natural, produced in slaughtering plant, Hot dogs (except poultry) produced in slaughtering plants, Meats, cured or smoked, Animal fats (except poultry and small game) produced in slaughtering plants, Abattoirs, etc.

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