Global Forage Seed Market Projected to Be Worth 3,495,837.4 Kilo Tonnes by 2020

Future Market Insights (FMI) delivers key insights on the global forage seed market in its latest report titled “Forage Seed Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2014 – 2020”. The global forage seed market is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 8.4% in terms of volume during the forecast period due to various factors, regarding which FMI offers fundamental insights in detail in this report.

On the basis of products, the market has been categorised into alfalfa, clover, chicory, ryegrass and others (including lablab, fescue, etc.). Alfalfa seeds segment was the largest contributor to the market in 2013, accounting for a market share of 27.0% in terms of value. The clover forage segment was the second largest revenue generator in the same year. Alfalfa plays an important role as a livestock forage. The demand for alfalfa is primarily driven by its high nutrient content (protein and energy) that helps improve: growth of livestock, maintenance, lactation and reproduction. In addition, alfalfa seeds are widely used for feeding dairy cattle with a view to enhance milk production globally. The clover seed segment of the global forage seed market was valued at USD 2,636.3 Mn in 2013 and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 7.9% in terms of revenue during the forecast period.

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The global forage seed market is expected to witness substantial growth during the forecast period. The forage seed market is primarily driven by growing demand for forage feed that is used to feed livestock. In addition, increasing global meat consumption and economic benefits derived from cultivation of forage seed have led to the further rise in demand for forage seeds globally. Apart from this, rising demand for organic meat in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle has been creating future growth opportunities for the forage seed market.

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