Top World's Biggest Livestock Companies

12 Biggest Livestock Companies in the World


Biggest Livestock Companies in 2019

There are the 12 Biggest livestock companies in the world based on the published annual reports of respective companies in 2021. Certainly, they are the giant players and market leaders in the Livestock Industry in this era. Based on Economical achievement, Of course, the sales turnover and the earned profits have reached Billion Dollar. They lead from their competitors at this time.



Rank of The Biggest Livestock Companies Based on Business Performance in 2021

RanksCompaniesRevenueRevenueNet IncomeNet Income
Origin CurrencyUS DollarOrigin CurrencyUS Dollar
1Cargill$165 billion$165 billion
2cpgroupglobalTHB 2,333 Billion$ 67 Billion
3Tyson Food$ 47.4 billion$ 47.4 billion$ 3 Billion$ 3 Billion
4CHS Inc $ 38.4 Billion$ 38.4 Billion$ 0.55 Billion$ 0.55 Billion
5ForFarmers33 billion $ 36.3 billion € 18 Billion$ 19.8 Billion
6SHV (Nutreco)€ 20 Billion$ 22 Billion€ 979 Million$ 1 Billion
7New Hope Liuhe 126 Billion Yuan$ 18 Billion(-9.5 Billion Yuan) ( $ -1.4 Billion)
8Land O Lakes$16 billion$16 billion$295 million$295 million
9FonterraNZD 21.1 Billion$ 13 BillionNZD 0.59 Billion$ 0.36 Billion
10Friesland Campina € 11.5 Billion$ 12.65 Billion€ 172 Million$ 189 Million
11BRF R$ 48.3 Billion$ 9.6 BillionR$ 437 million$ 87 Million
12Muyuanfoods788 million Yuan$ 0.118 Billion76 million Yuan$ 11.4 Million
Source : Annual Report, 2021
Currency Rate :
1 Euro (€)= 1.1 US Dollar ($)
1 New Zealand Dollar (NZD($) = 0.62 USD ($)
1 Yuan = 0.15 US Dollar ($)
1 Brazillian Real (R$) = 0.20 US Dollar ($)
1 Thailand Baht (THB) = 0.029 US Dollar ($)

all data of revenue and Net Income was obtained from Income statement of Annual Report in 2021. Basically, in this income statement, the business performance of the company can be seen especially in gaining in net profit or loss in spesific time. he Cargill and CPGroup can’t be shown of net income due to their status as private company.

Rank of The Biggest Livestock Companies Based on Assets in 2021

RanksCompaniesAssetsAssetsLiabilitiesLiabilities
Origin CurrencyUS DollarOrigin CurrencyUS Dollar
1Tyson Food$36.3 billion$36.3 billion$18.5 billion$18.5 billion
2New Hope Liuhe 132 Billion Yuan $ 19.8 Billion46 Billion Yuan $ 6.9 Billion
3CHS Inc $ 17.5 Billion$ 17.5 Billion$ 8.5 Billion$ 8.5 Billion
4SHV (Nutreco)€ 14.7 Billion$ 16.1 Billion€ 8.3 Billion$ 9.1 Billion
5BRF. SAR$ 55.9 Billion $ 11.18 BillionR$ 47.1 Billion $ 9.4 Billion
6FonterraNZD 17.3 Billion$ 10.7 BillionNZD 10.4 Billion 6.4 Billion
7Friesland Campina € 9 Billion$ 9.9 Billion€ 5.1 Billion$ 5.61 Billion
8Land O Lakes$ 9.5 billion$ 9.5 billion$ 6.4 billion$ 6.4 billion
9ForFarmers€ 0.94 Billion$ 1 Billion€ 0.57 Billion$ 0.62 Billion
10Muyuanfoods1,772 Million Yuan$ 0.2 Billion1,086 Million Yuan$ 0.15 Billion
Source : Annual Report, 2021
Currency Rate :
1 Euro (€)= 1.1 US Dollar ($)
1 New Zealand Dollar (NZD($) = 0.62 USD ($)
1 Yuan = 0.15 US Dollar ($)
1 Brazillian Real (R$) = 0.20 US Dollar ($)
1 Thailand Baht (THB) = 0.029 US Dollar ($)

The rank above was obtained from Balance sheet of Annual Report in 2021. Basically, Balance sheet gan give the guidance about the financial structure / conditions of the company in specific time. Assets, Liabilities, and Equities are the components of Balance sheet in Financial statement. The Cargill and CPGroup can’t be shown of the assets, liabilities, and equities due to their status as private company.

Top World's Biggest Livestock Companies- List of the Livestock Companies

Globally some of their products Spread over the world massively. Some people, especially cattleman, may be familiar with the products that company produce. Here are ranks of the 12 biggest companies in the field of livestock based on the performance of the respective company’s annual report in 2021.

Brief Descriptions of Top Biggest Livestock Companies

1.Cargill


Cargill is the largest multinational livestock company in the world Coming from the United States of America (USA). This company was founded in 1865 by William Wallace Cargill. Hitherto the company still headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware State, and Minnetonka, State of Minnesota. In de jure aspects this company is still fully owned by the Cargill Family with a share ownership percentage up to 88%.

Top World's Biggest Livestock Companies- Cargill

This company combines long experience, technology, and new insights in its efforts to build its business. This company has developed into the giant one. It spread over 125 countries with 155 thousand employees and had 155 years of experience. In 2021, this company generated revenue of $165 billion US Dollars. This performance has made Cargill the strongest company in the world in the livestock industry.  

2. Charoen Pokphand Grup (CP Grup)

Top World's Biggest Livestock Companies- CPGroup

Charoen Pokphand is a multinational livestock company based in Thailand. The company was founded in 1921 by Chia Exchor and Chia Seow Nooy, immigrants from Shantou, China who later became Thailand citizens. Initially, this company did buy and selling plant seeds and trading of livestock. As the company’s business grows, Charoen Pokphand continues to expand its business in the fields of animal feed production, upstream and downstream livestock trading. Until 2020, this company is considered as one of the big players in the feed of poultry, pigs, ruminants, and several other livestock. From year to year, this company has also opened branch offices in various countries in the world such as Mexico, Taiwan, Portugal, China, Indonesia, Turkey, and the United States with total employees currently reaching ± 360,000 people. In 2019, accumulatively, the company’s global revenue reached THB 2,333 Billion / $ 67 Billion.

3. Tyson Food Inc

 This one is United States of America (USA) multinational company headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas founded by John W. Tyson in 1935. This company processes and markets chicken, beef, and pork in the United States and annually exports large quantities of beef outside the United States of America (USA). In the USA, this company has several processed meat products, namely the Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, BallPark®, and State Fair® brands.

Top World's Biggest Livestock Companies-TysonFood

 

Along with the advancement of the company, the total number of employees of this company has reached 141,000 worldwide. This company also supplies the chicken that they produce to well-known companies, namely Yum! A brand that has leading restaurant chains such as KFC, Taco Bell, McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, Wal-Mart, Kroger, IGA, and Beef O’Brady’s. Financially, in 2021, Tyson Foods has assets around $36.3 billion with liabilities around $18.5 billion. Based on the business performance in 2021, the revenue of the company reached $ 47.4 billion and gained net income reached $ 3 Billion.

4.New Hope Grup

 New Hope Group is a multinational livestock company coming from China founded in 1982 by Yonghao Liu, a leading private entrepreneur from China. The development of this company is getting faster along with the reform and openness of China during Deng Xiaoping’s prime minister. Over the past three decades, New Hope Group has remained among China’s top companies for 17 consecutive years. Until now, this company is still headquartered in Chengdu, China.

Top World's Biggest Livestock Companies- New Hope Liuhe

As the company’s business grows, New Hope Group now has more than 600 subsidiary companies in 30 countries, employing more than 100,000 people. Until 2019, the company’s assets continued to grow and reached more than 200 billion yuan while annual revenue reached more than 160 billion Yuan. By leveraging its resources and expertise, New Hope Group continues to expand its business units, not only feed production but also agricultural technology, food processing, construction, real estate, and tourism.


New Hope Group began expanding outside of China and established its first overseas factory in Vietnam in 1999. During its quest for global expansion in the past two decades, New Hope Group has established ongoing partnerships with well-known international companies and institutions such as Mitsui & Co, Cargill, and IFC. Based on the annual report in 2021, New Hope has assets around 132 Billion Yuan / $ 19.8 Billion Liabilies = 46 Billion Yuan / $ 6.9 Billion with liabilities around 126 Billion Yuan / $ 18 Billion. Based on the business performance in 2021, the company generated revenue around 126 Billion Yuan / $ 18 Billion but suffered net loss around (-9.5 Billion Yuan) / ( $ -1.4 Billion).

5.CHS Inc

CHS is a diversified global agribusiness cooperative owned by farmers and local cooperatives across the United States. Historically, CHS’s journey started in 1931 after the founding of the Farmers Union Central Exchange in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Along with business development, this cooperative has diversified business in Agronomy (Agronomy solutions, Crop inputs), Energy (Refined fuels, Propane, Lubricants, Renewable fuels, and Energy equipment), Global Grain & Processing, Services (CHS Capital, CHS cooperative resources, CHS Hedging, CHS payment solutions, and CHS transportation and logistics).

Top World's Biggest Livestock Companies- CHS Ins

Financially in 2021, this company has assets around $ 17.5 Billion with liabilities around $ 8.5 Billion. Based on the business performance in 2021, the CHS generated revenue around $ 38.4 Billion with net income around $ 0.55 Billion.

6. SHV (Nutreco)  

Top World's Biggest Livestock Companies SHV (Nutreco)

Nutreco N.V. is a Dutch producer of animal nutrition, fish feed, and processed meat products. Historically, this company was founded on 1994 and still has main office in Amersfoort, Netherlands.   In 2015, the company was taken over by SHV Holdings. Financially in 2021, the company has main assets € 14.7 Billion / $ 16.1 Billion with liabilities around € 8.3 Billion / $ 9.1 Billion. Based on the business performance in 2021, Nutreco has revenue around € 20 Billion / $ 22 Billion with net income around € 979 Million / $ 1 Billion.

7. BRF. SA

Top World's Biggest Livestock Companies- BRF

BRF is Brazilian Livestock company that has main office in Itajaí, Santa Catarina, Brazil. Historically, this company was formed as the result of the merger between Sadia and Perdigão. Nowadays, this company has many food brand products, namely Sadia, Perdigão, Qualy, Perdix, Confidence and Hilal. Financially, in 2021, BRF has assets around R$ 55.9 billion / $ 11.18 Billion with liabilities around R$ 47.1 billion / $ 9.4 Billion. Based on the business performance in 2021, BRF generated revenue around R$ 48.3 billion / $ 9.6 Billion and gained net income around R$ 437 million / $ 87 Million.  

8. Fonterra            

Fontera is multinational dairy co-operative with some popular dairy products. Operationally, Fonterra do the business in collection, manufacture and sale of milk and its derivatives. Historically, Fonterra is incorporated in 2001 and has main office in Auckland, New Zealand. Operationally, they have employed approximately 19 thousand people.  Based on its dairy products, Fonterra has some popular milk products and its derivatives, namely Anchor, Boneeto, Anlene, Perfect Italiano Cheese), Fernleaf, Yalci Yum, and others.

Top World's Biggest Livestock Companies- Fonterra

Financially, in 2021, Fonterra has assets around NZD 17.3 billion / $ 10.7 Billion with liabilities around NZD 10.4 billion / 6.4 billion. Based on the business performance, Fonterra generated revenue around NZD 21.1 billion / $ 13 Billion and net income around NZD 0.59 billion / $ 0.36 Billion.

9. Friesland Campina         

Top World's Biggest Livestock Companies- Friesland Campina

Royal Friesland Campina N.V. is a Dutch multinational dairy cooperative that has main office in Amersfoort, Netherlands.  Historically, this cooperative was formed because of the merger between Campina and Friesland Foods in 2008.  Basically, this cooperative has some popular brands across the countries. some of popular brands are Nounou (Greece), Frisian Flag (Indonesia), Dutch Lady brand (Brunei, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam), Foremost (Thailand), PEAK MILK (Nigeria), and Yazoo milkshakes. In 2021, around 9,745 of farmers supply the raw milk to Friesland Campina. Financially, in 2021, the Friesland Campina has assets around € 9 Billion / $ 9.9 Billion with liabilities around € 5.1 Billion / $ 5.61 Billion. Based on the business performance in 2021, the Friesland Campina generated revenue around € 11.5 Billion / $ 12.65 Billion and gained net income around € 172 Million / $ 189 Million.

10. Land O’ Lakes

Top World's Biggest Livestock Companies- Land O Lakes


Lank O ‘Lakes is a livestock company owned by a livestock cooperative. This cooperative is headquartered in the Arden Hills, Minnesota, United States, whose members come from breeders in the United States. Land O ‘Lakes has 1,959 members who all of them are dairy cattle producers/breeders and this cooperative also employs around 10,000 employees who are tasked with processing and distributing its products to around 300,000 cooperative partners. Apart from that, in terms of business, this cooperative also has animal feed products which are well-known products in the United States namely the brands Purina Animal Nutrition, Mazuri, and O’Lakes Feed. In doing the business, the Land O lakes has assets around $ 9.5 billion with liabilities around $ 6.4 billion. Based on the business performance in 2021, the company’s revenue reached $16 billion with net income around $295 million

11. ForFarmers       

Top World's Biggest Livestock Companies- FOr Farmers

ForFarmers is animal feed company that has main office in Kwinweerd 12, Lochem. Along woth business development ForFarmers has 35 production factories that can supply More than 26,000 farmers around Europe regions.  As of 2022, ForFarmers has employed Approximately 2,500 people in 2022. Financially, in 2021, according to Annual Report, ForFarmers has assets around € 0.94 Billion / $ 1 Billion with liabilities around € 0.57 Billion / $ 0.62 Billion. Based on the business performance in 2021, the ForFarmers has generated revenue around € 33 billion / $ 36.3 billion and gained net income around € 18 Billion / $ 19.8 Billion.

12. Muyuanfoods   

Top World's Biggest Livestock Companies- Muyuan Foods

Muyuan Foodstuff is Chinese food companies that concentrated in Pork Production. Historically, this company was founded by Qin Yinglin and Qian Ying in 1992.  Along with business development, Muyuan Foodstuff can slaughter approximately five million pigs per year. Financially, in 2021, rhe Muyuanfoods has assets around 1,772 million Yuan / $ 0.2 Billion with liabilities around 1,086 million Yuan / $ 0.15 Billion. Based on the business performance in 2021, the Muyuanfoods generated revenue 788 million Yuan / $ 0.118 Billion and net income around 76 million Yuan / $ 11.4 Million.


Summary of World’s Biggest Livestock Companies in 2021


Rank of World's Biggest Livestock Companies Based on Revenue in 2021 (Source : Annual Report, 2021)


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