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Chaff Cutter Market Size - By Product Type (Hand-held Chaff Cutter, Electric Grass Cutter, Mini Grass Cutter, Manual Grass Cutter, Automatic Grass Cutter), By Application (Agriculture, Dairy Farming, Livestock Farming, Poultry Farming), By Region & Forecast, 2024 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI8529
  • Published Date: Mar 2024
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Chaff Cutter Market Size

Chaff Cutter Market was valued at over USD 16 billion in 2023 and is estimated to exhibit 3.5% CAGR from 2024 and 2032. The steady market growth is credited to increased agricultural mechanization and the growing awareness of the importance of proper animal nutrition. Chaff cutters play a significant role in agriculture by providing effective options for preparing livestock feed. These devices break down hay or straw into smaller pieces so animals, such as goats, sheep, and cattle can, easily consume it. This method significantly enhances feed digestibility, resulting in improved animal health and output.

Chaff Cutter Market

Farmers are increasingly understanding the benefits of this equipment in terms of minimizing feed waste, increasing fodder usage, and eventually, lowering operating costs. Technological advancements in chaff cutter design, such as improved blade systems and motor efficiency, will contribute to market evolution.

Small-scale farmers or those with limited financial resources could find chaff cutters prohibitively expensive to purchase. These machines have a high initial cost, which may discourage farmers from using them, despite their potential to increase productivity and efficiency in fodder processing.

Chaff cutters require regular maintenance to ensure peak performance including blade sharpening and motor servicing. These maintenance procedures incur additional costs and require both time and expertise, which may present difficulties for farmers, particularly those with little technical knowledge or access to repair services. Furthermore, continuous operational expenses, such as fuel or electricity, add to farmers' financial burden. Whether powered by diesel, electricity, or alternative energy sources, chaff cutters require energy to function, increasing the overall operational expenses.

Chaff Cutter Market Trends

The integration of smart technology into chaff cutter designs represents an innovative change, bringing in a new era of intelligent farming equipment. Digital controllers provide accurate modification of cutting parameters, enhancing fodder processing for varying animal feed requirements. Sensors are essential for monitoring blade sharpness and motor performance, guaranteeing constant cutting quality, and avoiding downtime due to maintenance concerns.

Connectivity features enable remote operation and data analysis, allowing farmers to monitor and manage chaff cutter performance from anywhere and at any time. Real-time data enables proactive maintenance and decision-making on the farm, increasing operational efficiency and production.

Chaff Cutter Market Analysis

Global Chaff Cutters Market Size, By Product, 2021 - 2032 (USD Billion)

Based on type, the hand-held chaff cutters segment exceeded USD 8.3 billion in 2023. Hand-held chaff cutters offer an easy-to-use fodder processing option, meeting the increased need for efficiency and productivity in current agricultural techniques.

Farmers can use these chaff cutters to enhance their production operations, reduce manual labor requirements, and improve overall operational efficiency. This shift toward automation boosts productivity and allows farmers to focus on other essential aspects of farm management, resulting in increased profitability and sustainability in the long run.

While automated chaff cutters continue to dominate the market, the popularity of semi-automatic devices has increased significantly. Semi-automatic chaff cutters provide an appealing combination of efficiency and user control, catering to farmers seeking a balance of mechanization and manual engagement in fodder processing.

Global Chaff Cutters Market Revenue Share (%), By Application, (2023)

In terms of application, the agricultural sector crossed USD 7.7 billion in 2023. With the increasing adoption of mechanized farming practices, farmers are seeking efficient and labor-saving equipment to improve productivity and reduce manual labor. Chaff cutters help automate the process of cutting fodder for livestock, saving time and effort for farmers. Livestock farming plays a significant role in agriculture, and the quality of fodder directly affects livestock health and productivity. Chaff cutters enable farmers to process fodder into smaller, more digestible pieces, enhancing feed efficiency and optimizing livestock nutrition, thus it will enhance business demand.

Asia Pacific Chaff Cutters Market Size, 2021 - 2032 (USD Billion)

The Asia Pacific region dominates the chaff cutter market with 40% revenue share in 2023. The wide range of farming techniques and the emphasis on raising livestock are creating demand for chaff cutters for the efficient preparation of feed for different animals. China and India, powerhouses in agriculture, highlight how crucial chaff cutters are to improving the productivity and nutrition of cattle. With a heavy reliance on agriculture in the region, the use of this equipment becomes critical for optimizing feed production and improving animal health. Furthermore, the growing awareness of the benefits of automation, along with a pressing need for increased production, boosts the demand for chaff cutting technology in the region.

Chaff Cutter Market Share

Global Company Market Share Analysis, 2023, (%)

The chaff cutters industry is highly fragmented with the presence of the number of domestic players across the globe. Further, the players such as Kirloskar Brothers Limited, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., New Holland Agriculture, Kovai Classic Industries among others are proactively involved in strategic endeavors like mergers & acquisitions, facility expansions, and collaborations to expand their product portfolios, extend their reach to a broader customer base, and strengthen their market position.

Chaff Cutter Market Companies

Some key players profiled in the chaff cutter industry report include:

  • Balaji Agro Engineering
  • Farm King
  • Gray-Nicolls
  • JAS Smith Machinery & Engineering
  • Joshi Agro Industries
  • Kirloskar Brothers Limited
  • KMW by Kirloskar
  • Kovai Classic Industries
  • Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.
  • New Holland Agriculture
  • Premier Engineering Works
  • Punjab Engineering Works
  • Suguna Industries
  • Vidhata India
  • Vishwakarma Agro Industries

Chaff Cutter Industry News

  • In August 2019, John Deere introduced the 451R and C461R Combination Balers in North America, offering producers a swift and convenient method to preserve nutrients, thereby boosting the quality of forage production.
  • In September 2018, Deere and Company, an American agricultural machinery company, purchased Argentina's PLA. This acquisition provides advanced and affordable equipment and services to improve farmers' productivity.

This chaff cutter market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue (USD Billion) and volume (Million Units) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Product Type

  • Hand-held chaff cutters
  • Electric grass cutter
  • Mini grass cutter
  • Manual grass cutter
  • Automatic grass cutter

Market, By Application

  • Agricultural sector
  • Dairy farming
  • Livestock farming
  • Poultry farming
  • Others (silage production, mulching, composting)

Market, By Capacity

  • Small (50 kg to 200kg/hr)
  • Medium (200 kg to 500 kg/hr)
  • Large (Above 500 kg/hr)

Market, By Distribution Channels

  • Direct
  • Indirect

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Malaysia
    • Indonesia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • MEA
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA


Authors: Avinash Singh, Sunita Singh

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of chaff cutter was reached USD 16 billion in 2023 and is expected to record a CAGR of over 3.5% between 2024 and 2032, driven by increased agricultural mechanization and the growing awareness of the importance of proper animal nutrition.

In 2023, the hand-held chaff cutters segment generated revenue of around USD 8.3 billion, as they offer an easy-to-use fodder processing option, meeting the increased need for efficiency and productivity in current agricultural techniques.

Asia Pacific chaff cutter market accounted for 40% revenue share in 2023 and will show impressive growth trends through 2032, attributed to the wide range of farming techniques and the emphasis on raising livestock.

Balaji Agro Engineering, Farm King, Gray-Nicolls, JAS Smith Machinery & Engineering, Joshi Agro Industries, Kirloskar Brothers Limited, KMW by Kirloskar, Kovai Classic Industries, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., New Holland Agriculture, and Premier Engineering Works.

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  • Base Year: 2023
  • Companies covered: 16
  • Tables & Figures: 435
  • Countries covered: 22
  • Pages: 340
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