自動化養雞場市場 - 成長，趨勢，COVID-19的影響，及預測 (2021∼2026 年)
Automated Poultry Farm Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)
全球自動化養雞場的市場規模，在預測期間 (2021∼2026 年) 中預計以7.8％的年複合成長率擴大。
由於COVID-19的大流行在全球擴大，供應鏈混亂，在價值鏈內的家禽移動被限制。據此，許多家禽生產者，用不適合合理農業規範 (GAP) 的方法，不在屠仔場而在農場屠仔動物，帶給市場不良影響引起消費者的疑慮。
The automated poultry farm market is projected to register a CAGR of 7.8% during the forecast period (2021-2026). The COVID-19 pandemic prevailing across the globe has resulted in supply chain disruptions, thereby limiting the poultry movement within the value chain. This has resulted in many poultry producers slaughtering the animals on farms than in slaughterhouses in a way that is not on par with the Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), creating concerns among consumers, which has affected the market negatively.
Carcass disposal in the poultry industry has become a welfare issue associated with potential biosecurity risks and detrimental effects on the environment during the pandemic restrictions. However, implementing a proper automation system in the poultry processing industry is anticipated to address this challenge across the globe. The usage of automated farm equipment is responsible for high automation control of the whole production process and improves production efficiency, which will effectively save manpower and material resources.
The usage of automated poultry farm machinery is highly observed in North America owing to many reasons such as high adoption of technology, increasing demand for poultry products, and emerging new entrants into the market with many innovative products.
AGCO Corporation, the global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of agriculture equipment, is planning to begin manufacturing farmer automatic egg production equipment in North America to tap into the market potential in the region.
Across the world, a huge decline of the workforce is observed due to various reasons, including lack of skilled labor, aging of farmers, and young farmers finding farming an unattractive profession, thus encouraging trends for automated farming operations. According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), agricultural labor in the percentage of the workforce declined from 81.0% to 48.2% in developing countries in 2017. Also, developed countries are not an exception in such a huge decline. The decline in the agricultural workforce is encouraging governments and private organizations to focus on agricultural automation operations by adopting automated poultry farm equipment. Given the global shortage of skilled labor, it is only logical to look for ways to intensify the automation level in a poultry processing plant. Poultry processing, among other sectors, has extra challenges. On one hand, the functions need a specialist skillset, and on the other hand, not all positions in the processing plant are viewed by potential employees as quality positions. Hence, all these factors are anticipated to drive the automated poultry farm market.
The usage of automated poultry farm machinery is highly observed in North America due to the high adoption of technology, increasing demand for poultry products, and emerging new entrants with innovative products. The United States has a relatively high production of meat compared to Canada. As per FAO, in 2019, around 9,594,453 thousand poultry animals were produced/slaughtered, reflecting it to be the second-largest producer of meat across the world. The increasing poultry meat production is expected to boost the need for automated poultry farms in the region.
The automated poultry farm market is a fragmented market, with the top nine companies accounting for a prominent share, while the rest of the companies account for the remaining share. Companies are heavily investing in the development of new products and are collaborating and acquiring other companies. Along with innovations and expansions, the investments in R&D and development of product portfolios using artificial intelligence are likely to emerge as crucial strategies in the near future.